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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Gerome Hudson rated it really liked it Nov 27, LaTisha rated it really liked it Oct 24, This book is a necessity; not only is it intended to provoke thought it is intended to provoke action as well. But smildy 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.

Great novel with geniune ideas. Smiley grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. Michelle rated it really liked it May 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 02, Jasmine rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is definitely a great sociology book, especially if you’re looking to do some research on Black America. If you have heard some of this before, but only as conjecture, covwnant The Covenant will make it factual by providing the statistical evidence.


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After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. I am just dating it smilye. Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. No doubt it stands as a helpful resource that offers numerous ideas for leaders to start marshaling their own resources and campaigns in their local communities.

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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 covsnant and education to crime reduction and financial well-being.

The exception was that this was not our reality. The problem with works by writers like Smiley is that they never seem tor cpvenant the audiences to which they are directed. Smiley grew up in Kokomo, Indiana.

Hawanya rated it it was amazing Feb 27, After an introduction by Tavis Smiley, leading authorities cover agendas that should be of major concern to all African-Americans: It’s edited by Tavis Smiley and written in a very accessible style while including input from some of the most distinguished leaders and thinkers in the African American community. Covenant instills confidence that African Americans can attack key problems in their community if they pull their resources and work together towards a common goal.


Covenant propounds ten issues critical to the African American community with an introduction to each issue by an expert in the area covennat by detailed facts to support it, point-by-point recommendations on what leaders xmiley individuals can do to help and, finally, some examples of successful projects addressing it. Samuel Hall rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The big “we” makes me wonder where along that continuum the author has drawn the line.

We provided employment to our youth and incarcerated. Different persons in black america and their take on societal woes. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Dec 23, Andrea rated it really liked it. A brilliant idea that doesn’t quite pan out. Want covenanr Read Currently Reading Read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 24, Isaac Holloway rated it liked it.

As a NY Times Bestseller its clear that the book is being read, but its more difficult to assess if the book has been successful at motivating readers to take action. Mar 19, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again.

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