Black People : The Covenant With Black America

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was listening to The Tom Joyner Morning Show today. They reported that The Covenant With Black America is # 1 in the country right now, but in order for it to get the level of attention that it deserves, it needs to make it to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers List...So go out and get your copy today, or better yet order it online at amazon.com , barnesandnoble.com, or bordersbooks.com !!!

    Akilah :thanks:


    The Covenant With Black America Set For Release Feb. 22, 2006
    Tavis Smiley &Third World Press, Inc. Present Historic Book

    LOS ANGELES (Dec. 21, 2005) – Author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Third World Press, Inc. will release The Covenant with Black America, a book aimed at inspiring African Americans to take action to address 10 of the most daunting issues impacting Black communities, households, and individuals.

    The 254-page book will be available Feb. 22, 2006. The Covenant includes an Introduction by Smiley; a Statement of Purpose by Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Afterword by Haki Madhubuti, publisher of Third World Press; and A Call to Action by Princeton University professor Cornel West.

    Each covenant (chapter) in the book is preceded by an introductory essay written by nationally recognized experts on The Covenant issues, such as closing the digital divide, inequalities in the justice system, disparity in healthcare and improving public education.

    Essayists include Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, a non-profit research think tank.

    Each chapter outlines the key issues of The Covenant topic, provides a list of resources and then gives suggestions and checklists for what individuals, public policymakers and corporate citizens can do to move the African American community forward, socially, politically and economically. In addition, The Covenant contains information on how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in specific areas, such as health, education, crime reduction and security

    http://www.theblackcovenant.com/Pages/Static/press_area.html

    http://www.covenantwithblackamerica.com/index.html
     
  2. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ^5 Sister Akilah, and thank you so much for the valuable information and links. The Covenant is awesome! A must-read...
     
  3. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are most welcome Brutha Aqil...
     
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    Is it sold in Barnes & Noble?

    CD
     
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    Thank you kindly.

    I went to Barnes & Nobles last night, and a nice, wonderful sistah arranged for me to be contacted once it gets in. She said that alot of people from the Jacksonville area went there looking for it.

    CD
     
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    Did any body watch the conference on c-span. did any one heare farrakhans speach? it was great to witness some of the most brilliant afrikan minds in the u.s. collab.
     
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    Did I watch it?????

    You might see me on there in a couple years!

    CD
     
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    REGARDING THE COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA

    I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING ALSO AND THE MINISTER CERTAINLY DID NOT GO TO FAR. THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF FOCUS ON HIM UPON HIS EXIT. SHARPTON HAD MOVED THE PEOPLE THE SAME WAY AND NO ONE ACCUSED ME OF ANY WRONG DOING. THE MIN. IS SIMPLY SAYING THAT WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE AND SELF CONFIDENT TO BELIEVE ENOUGH IN OUR OWN SELVES TO KNOW THAT WE CAN MAKE THIS COVENANT A REALITY WITH LOOKING FOR THE APPROVAL OF WHITE FOLKS. THAT'S A BAD HABIT WE HAVE. WHEN HAVE YOU KNOWN WHITE POLITICIANS TO COME TO BLACK AMERICA AND SEEK OUR APPROVAL TO DO ANYTHING? WHEN HOUSES BURN DOWN A NEW AND BETTER ONE CAN BE BUILT IN ITS PLACE. HERE IS A MAN WHO CAN CALL 2 MILLION BLACK MEN TO WASHINGTON 10 YEARS AGO AND NEARLY 2 MILLION AGAIN LAST OCTOBER FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS AND EVERYONE ACTED AS THOUGHT IT DID NOT EXIST. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF IT. BUT IT WAS IN FACT THE CREATION OF A COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA. THERE IS TOO MUCH TALENT AMONG OUR OWN TO KEEP LOOKING TO THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO LIE TO US.
    SINCERELY, IMAN
     
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