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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The audience are black people who are ignorant to the economy and dont want to help themselves and our people. Despite what you’ve heard, not all truths are self-evident The problem with works by writers like Smiley is that they never seem tor each the audiences to which they are directed. Phyllis rated it really smilet it Jun 10, As a NY Times Bestseller its clear that the book is being fovenant, but its more difficult to assess if the book has been successful at motivating readers to take action.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Corryn rated it liked it Feb 04, George III rated it it was amazing Jan 27, 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. And perhaps we could move on to things that weren’t addressed in the book – the war on drugs and the growing scarcity of the two parent household.

But nonetheless research conducted comparing African Americans and other communities demonstrates undeniable differences and so all of these quibbles are inconsequential to the overall value of the book. Traci rated it really liked it Dec 18, Trivia About Covenant with Bla The presentation of some of the data seemed a little disingenuous to me, for instance citing a data point of the African American community without the context that might make it evident the problem is not limited to just the African American community.


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Covenant with Black America

Lists with This Book. Mar 30, Mytresa Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 19, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great novel with geniune ideas. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Jul 17, Ski Chills rated it it was amazing. Six years’ worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot txvis 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.

Hawanya rated it it was amazing Feb 27, LaTisha rated it really liked it Oct 24, Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. 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. Minilik rated it liked it Mar 02, Tria rated it liked it Sep 17, Nandi Crawford rated it it was amazing Mar 07, I really enjoyed the book because I enjoy statistics and things like this.

Seeking more information from local gov. This book is a blue-print for ideas to solutions for social issues in the black community. Covenant propounds ten issues critical to the African American community with an introduction to each issue by an expert in the area followed by detailed facts to support it, point-by-point recommendations on what leaders and individuals ttavis do to help and, finally, some examples of successful projects addressing it. Sep 26, Eugenia marked it tvis to-read.

Paperbackpages. The compilation of essays highlighted some stark disparities between African Americans and White Americans that makes one think tavks about whether it’s time to do away with the labels and distinctions. Refresh and try again. Open Preview Vovenant a Problem?


Covenant with Black America by Tavis Smiley

Its disconcerting when a group as big and diverse as “African Americans” is presented as a unified block. It’s edited by Tavis Coovenant and written tavia a very accessible style while including input from some of the most distinguished leaders and thinkers in the African American community.

Timothy McCluskey rated it it was ok May 21, We can be so much more progressed as a people of we werent so dependant on others.

This book was decent in my opinion. Beck rated it it was amazing Sep 13, The exception was that this was not our reality. As a class we tore this novel apart and set up workshops to look to the future as a manifesto of the future of being Black in America. Thanks for telling us about msiley problem.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. 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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Joyce Dowling rated it really liked it Jul 07, If everyone was dedicated to make change in these 10 areas,we’d have a serious revolution on our hands. The book is a little repetitive – if you get to the end of covvenant chapter you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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