The Covenant with Black America
Third World Press, 2006 - Political Science - 254 pages
Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornell West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Though the African American community faces devastating social disparities—in which more than 8 million people live in poverty—this celebration of possibility, hope, and strength will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.
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What Every Leader And Elected Official Can Do / Reform drug policies. /
Overhaul mandatory sentencing programs to eliminate unfair treatment. / Ensure
adequate reentry and ex-offenders programs for adults and youth. / Help women
Vital to drug policy reform is eliminating federal sentencing disparities for powder
cocaine and crack cocaine. Crack cocaine is derived from powder: It is made by
cooking powder cocaine with baking soda and water until it forms a hard rocky ...
As the nation undertook the "War on Drugs," racial profiling became more acute.
Officers in state highway patrol agencies nationwide were trained to use minor
traffic violations as an excuse to pull people over and attempt to search their cars
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Establishing A System of Public Education In Which
Correcting The System Of Unequal Justice
Fostering Accountable CommunityCentered Policing
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