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By Tavis Smiley

In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with different leaders within the Black group to create a countrywide course of action to deal with the 10 most important concerns dealing with African americans. The Covenant with Black the USA, which turned a number one New York occasions bestseller, ran the gamut from future health care to felony justice, reasonable housing to schooling, vote casting rights to racial divides. yet a decade later, Black males nonetheless fall to police bullets and brutality, Black girls nonetheless die from preventable ailments, Black youngsters nonetheless fight to get a top quality schooling, the electronic divide and environmental inequality nonetheless persist, and American towns from Ferguson to Baltimore burn with frustration. briefly, the decade has noticeable the evaporation of Black wealth, with Black fellow voters having misplaced floor in approximately each top monetary category.

So Smiley demands a renewal of The Covenant, presenting during this re-creation the unique motion plan—with a brand new foreword and conclusion—alongside clean information from the Indiana collage university of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to underscore overlooked possibilities and the paintings that is still to be performed. whereas lifestyles for a lot too many African americans continues to be a fight, the good freedom fighter Frederick Douglass was once correct: “If there is not any fight, there is not any progress.”
With Smiley major the cost, the time has come to ultimately convert the rigors and tribulations of Black the US into the growth that each one of the United States yearns for.

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