Author, Tavis Smiley (introduction). Country, United States. Language, English. Publisher, Third World Press. Publication date. The Covenant with Black America is a political, non-fiction book. Overview[edit]. Covenant with Black America has ratings and 22 reviews. AngiJo said: This was a very easy read. The compilation of essays highlighted some stark disp. The Covenant In Action has 60 ratings and 3 reviews. Marilyn said: We as a Community Action class preparing for the unbelievable nomination and election.. .

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Refresh and try again. Jul 09, Leigh Cross rated it it was ok Shelves: The book is a little repetitive – if you get to the end of each chapter you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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Maurice Mickles rated it it was tavus Aug 18, Smiley grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. Also gives great recommendations of other idea driven books for those interested in an overall change state here in this country.

Jun 09, Michael Glover rated it really liked it. If everyone was dedicated to make change in these 10 areas,we’d have a serious revolution on our hands.

The data appears to overwhelming indicate that special focus needs to be paid to African American needs.

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But lest you walk away thinking covenaht the problems are insurmountable, Covenant includes thoughtful, diverse and practical recommendations on what could be done to help and examples of existing successful projects that are making a difference. Nandi Crawford rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Especially if they have children and want them to be active in their communities, churches and be an all around good person.


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I give this book a 7. Phyllis rated it really liked it Jun 10, Its disconcerting when a group as big and diverse as “African Americans” is presented as a unified block.

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Debbie rated it really liked it Sep 28, Jul 17, Ski Chills rated it it was amazing. Tria rated it liked it Sep 17, Strong start to opening eyes to issues in America. Jul 01, Smuley rated it liked it. The exception was covenanr this was not our reality. Nov 02, Chris added it Recommends it for: If this seems like the “I’ve heard all of this before” sort of talk, then chalk it up as a much needed reminder of the prognosis of a people if nothing is done to aid, educate, and advocate for said people.

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The sobering statistics regarding familiar issues healthcare, incarceration, college graduates and not so familiar issues digital divide, plight of rural Black America, and environmental justice helps the reader become more aware of the current state of affairs.

We provided employment to our youth sniley incarcerated. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of taviw, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Different persons in black america and their take on societal woes. Race in my world view is a mushy attribute – more of a continuum between black and white and anything else disturbingly harkens back to the “one-drop rule”.

Jae D rated it really liked it May 21, I think this is a real informational book for people to read. This is definitely a great sociology book, especially if you’re looking to do some research on Black America. Lists with This Book. If you have heard some of this before, but only as conjecture, then The Covenant will make it factual by providing the statistical evidence. Jan 07, Tracy Lewis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page.

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We supported more supermarkets and real estate offices owned by Black people in Black neighborhoods. Dec 05, Heidi rated it liked it. And so the tone of the book can seem a bit divisive and I definitely felt like an outsider looking in.

Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. Joyce Dowling rated it really liked it Jul 07, This book is a blue-print for ideas to solutions for social issues in the black community. Aline Milligan rated it it was amazing Jun 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About Covenant with Bla Most helpful were the suggestions to both individuals and policy makers on the actions we can take to change things.

We can be so much more progressed as a people of we werent so dependant on others.

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To ask other readers questions about Covenant with Black Americaplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. The problem with works by writers like Smiley is that they never seem tor each the audiences to which they are directed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A brilliant idea that doesn’t quite smkley out.