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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Covenant With Black America

The Covenant with Black America: $7.20According to The Tom Joyner Morning Show , The Covenant With Black America is # 1 in the country right now, but in order for it to get the level of attention that it deserves, it needs to make it to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers List...So buy a copy today. You can get it on amazon for like $7 bucks.

The Covenant With Black America Set For Release Feb. 22, 2006
Tavis Smiley &Third World Press, Inc. Present Historic Book

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 21, 2005) – Author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Third World Press, Inc. will release The Covenant with Black America, a book aimed at inspiring African Americans to take action to address 10 of the most daunting issues impacting Black communities, households, and individuals.

The 254-page book will be available Feb. 22, 2006. The Covenant includes an Introduction by Smiley; a Statement of Purpose by Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Afterword by Haki Madhubuti, publisher of Third World Press; and A Call to Action by Princeton University professor Cornel West.

Each covenant (chapter) in the book is preceded by an introductory essay written by nationally recognized experts on The Covenant issues, such as closing the digital divide, inequalities in the justice system, disparity in healthcare and improving public education.

Essayists include Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, a non-profit research think tank.

Each chapter outlines the key issues of The Covenant topic, provides a list of resources and then gives suggestions and checklists for what individuals, public policymakers and corporate citizens can do to move the African American community forward, socially, politically and economically. In addition, The Covenant contains information on how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in specific areas, such as health, education, crime reduction and security


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