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The Covenant" is the brainchild of Tavis Smiley who offers it as a. .In addition, case studies detail projects and programs actively making the difference in each area.

The Covenant" is the brainchild of Tavis Smiley who offers it as a roadmap toward future hope. He brings together a laudable team of experts in their field, though one might wish for greater diversity in political, social, and economic perspectives.

Its theme is power relations between Black and White Americans. In 2006, the anthology was listed as The New York Times' number one bestseller. Smiley has stated that this was one of his goals for the book and by placing on the list it would make people discuss the book and its contents, as it would "force everyone to talk about it".

Journalist, activist, philanthropist and self-promoter, Tavis Smiley has the political clout and the ability to energize and .

Journalist, activist, philanthropist and self-promoter, Tavis Smiley has the political clout and the ability to energize and educate the black community in the best tradition of Martin Luther King J. Reflecting perhaps Smiley’s determined if peripatetic sensibility, The Covenant requires Dear Reader to exercise an interesting kind of cognitive double duty: While reading its brief essays by leading black scholars, activists and politicos (including West; former US Surgeon General David Satcher; and Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Southern regional director of the Children’s Defense Fund) and its brief recommendations for activism, one is. constantly aware of Smiley himself.

Information about the book, The Covenant In Action: the Nonfiction, Paperback, by Tavis Smiley (SmileyBooks, Feb 01.

Information about the book, The Covenant In Action: the Nonfiction, Paperback, by Tavis Smiley (SmileyBooks, Feb 01, 2007). Book Description: The Covenant in Action was developed to continue the inspirational spirit of the Covenant With Black America and to empower people to take effective action to achieve THE Covenant goals. The information, tools, and ideas presented in The Covenant in Action will enable and inspire people to become agents of change in their respective communities and to become partners in a larger Covenant movement.

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Tavis Smiley offers a powerful, prescriptive . Mr. Smiley has authored several best-selling books, including The Covenant and The Covenant in Action.

Tavis Smiley offers a powerful, prescriptive successor to his bestselling Covenant series that assesses the response to crises in America - and explores how much more needs to be done.

The Covenant in Action was developed to continue the inspirational spirit of the Covenant With Black America and to empower people to take effective action to achieve THE Covenant goals. The information, tools, and ideas presented in The Covenant in Action will enable and inspire people to become agents of change in their respective communities and to become partners in a larger Covenant movement.The Covenant in Action is organized into three parts: (1) stories about the projects and actions that everyday people have undertaken over the past year that were inspired by the Covenant With Black America; (2) motivational essays from young Black activists who are on the ground impacting their environments; and (3) a toolkit outlining steps you can take to organize, connect, and act. The toolkit contains not only traditional action strategies, but includes innovative approaches to organizing and community building that will result in stronger, more bonded communities that are reflective of their history and past experiences. The Covenant With Black America was only the first step. The Covenant in Action toolkit will prime and prepare individuals and communities to actually move the Covenant book into action.

Comments: (7)

Windworker
Well written, however little is mentioned in his book on the cure of racial divide for the conditions leading to human deterioration that lead to normalization for the human spirit. It is very good book to general problem solving in the short term future in USA for the black community. However, the fatality of our culture in the USA will fail to deliver his plan in almost all areas of his proposed solution. This book is just a dream sheet. I dream too. Don't give up Travis.
Arlana
I enjoyed selecting this product. It served my purpose and my immediate needs, it was informative and a perfect gift (to myself or others.).
Cozius
Great book: I wanted some of History and I got it with this book just the front cover it-self is History by it-self. Great Book
Rich Vulture
Nice source for the times.
Snowskin
What the Covenant in Action has accomplished is listed in a brief introduction and in a summary section that lists examples of them which to date include:

(1) Lobbying successfully to get the Voting Rights Act renewed,
(2) Conducting "parties with a purpose" to discuss various aspects of the Covenant,
(3) Creating book and discussion clubs,
(4) Conducting the Black State of the Union presentation on C-Span,
(5) Lobbying on behalf of getting more Black officials elected,
(6) Engaging in church discussions on Economic development and social equity,
(7) Putting on a conference on juvenile justice, and
(8) Conducting A Day of Dialogue, etc.

On its face, this list seems to be an impressive set of accomplishments and is admirable on its own merits. However, when it is compared with what black culture needs to get itself out of the ditch it finds itself in, and with what the Covenant called for in order to address the issues that are causing cultural stress within the black community, namely:

(1) Racism (the Covenant did not list it, but left it implied);
(2) Black Male-female relationships and decreases in Black marriage formation (again the Covenant did not list this item, but shame on the Covenant for omitting it);
(3) Out of wedlock pregnancies and unwanted, uncared for and improperly parented children (again the Covenant did not mention this item);
(4) Black-crime--especially Black-on-Black crime and the large and increasing black prison population;
(5) the poor state of black education and Black health, including HIV/Aids and SIDS;
(6) lack of jobs for Black males; and
(7) Black voter registration.

When the actions the Covenant has produced (in the first list) are compared with the objectives it established in the Covenant, and with the needs of Black culture given (in the second list), the discrepancies are so vast as to render the actions virtually meaningless to anyone who takes a non-emotional and dispassionate comparison between the two lists. There is virtually no overlap?

One must ask the question? What is going on in the Black community? Why are they having discussion groups and creating book clubs when the ghetto is gasping for its last breathe, in one of the worse social melt-downs in American history?

As the Black ship of state rapidly sinks, its main leaders and activists are busy rearranging the deck chairs. They are pretending that deep persistent cultural problems can be solved through feel-good methods. The most one can say is that the "feel-good" approach instead of a more hard-nosed tough-love approach, betrays the poverty of thought among black leaders in dealing with their own problems. What a pity.

Any Covenant worth its salt must seek to outline and solve the deep, real and intractable problems of black culture. And this cannot be done on the cheap without cost or pain -- that is, via such tactics as those in the first list. That list would do fine in a world where all else was equal and there was no emergency, but the Black community is in a full-scale melt-down, teetering on complete self-destruction, addressing these problems is no longer a discretionary option for black culture. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that Black culture as we know it is on the brink of self-destruction.

The author of the Black Covenant and the collective Black leadership needs to take a deep breathe, collect its thoughts and discuss a paradigm shift towards a more sensible and effective approach to black problem-solving. As much as I wish it were not so, Mr. Smiley's Covenant is not going to cut it.

Two stars
Drelalak
This should be the organizing handbook for all Pan Africanists.
Otrytrerl
This book should be required reading in every high school in Amercia.
Have a back log of reading to do and have not been able to read this yet. And I don't know when I'll get to it.
The Covenant In Action download epub
Social Sciences
Author: PolicyLink,The Jamestown Project,Tavis Smiley
ISBN: 1401918522
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Smiley Books; 1st edition (February 1, 2007)
Pages: 216 pages