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The covenant with black America

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This collection] plot[s] 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
OCLC Number: 180879433
Notes: Originally published: Chicago, IL : Third World Press, ©2006. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Statement of purpose / Marian Wright Edelman --
Covenant I, securing the right to healthcare and well-being --
Covenant II, establishing a system of public education in which all children achieve at high levels and reach their full potential --
Covenant III, correcting the system of unequal justice --
Covenant IV, fostering accountable community-centered policing --
Covenant V, ensuring broad access to affordable neighborhoods that connect to opportunity --
Covenant VI, claiming our democracy --
Covenant VII, strengthening our rural roots --
Covenant VIII, accessing good jobs, wealth, and economic prosperity --
Covenant IX, assuring environmental justice for all --
Covenant X, closing the racial digital divide --
Afterword / Haki R. Madhubuti --
Call to action / Cornel West.
Other Titles: Covenant
Responsibility: introduction by Tavis Smiley.

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[This collection] plot[s] 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 Cornel 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. This [book] will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.

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