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Posted July 27, 2006
Not to disappoint, but NOT as I expected!!!!
This book brought issues that were pertinent and appropriate, but didn't make strong structure for resolving the many issues that affect blacks. Then at times you could find that many of the author's writing where not reader friendly for persons who lack strong academia and understanding. I brought the book b/c I am a proud black female who loves and admires Tavis Smiley but it was more in your face we did something unimaginable than I help my people with things that they may not readily find in a library or receive in the school nor CJ system. It just needs a little more tweaking to be an excellent book. It was good but it fail to stand up to it's hype.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 12, 2006
Almost a roadmap
I have been a big fan of the 'State Of The Black Union' for three years now and was excited to hear about 'The Covenant' as a virtual roadmap for self-improvement and community centered political action. I support this book wholeheartedly as a self-proclaimed and self-taught amateur intellectual. Just like many others I have been looking forward to a one-source document detailing grassroots action based strategies for affecting change. What I would like the conversation to evolve into is a dialogue systematizing our socio-economic advance creating an ordered national and global strategy we can all get behind that rises in intensity with respect to election years. Borrowing from Clausewitz that war is never ending and nothing but an extension of politics and policy our 'roadmap' should be focused and our determination dogged to acieve its noble ends. All and all I love this book and recommend to all. It is definately another step in the right direction encouraging dialogue on issues that are many times disconnected, but now brought together as an agenda to be pushed from our leaders to the constituencies that elect them. Get this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2008
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