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The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President
     

The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President

by National Urban League, Stephanie J. Jones (Editor), Martin Luther King III (Foreword by)
 
At the dawn of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, The State of Black America 2009 examines the critical challenges —such as unemployment, home foreclosures, education and health care reform — his new administration must address.  In this volume, the National Urban League presents the voices of  leading scholars, analysts and

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At the dawn of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, The State of Black America 2009 examines the critical challenges —such as unemployment, home foreclosures, education and health care reform — his new administration must address.  In this volume, the National Urban League presents the voices of  leading scholars, analysts and practitioners, as well as ordinary citizens asking their government to respond to their concerns – and offers its specific recommendations for effectively tackling these issues. The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President is an invaluable guide, not only for the new President, but for anyone seeking solutions that will empower every American to Thrive, Earn, Own and Prosper.

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We welcome the new vision the Obama administration brings to Washington and to America.  But this vision can only become a reality if we make it so.  The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President, is an essential part of the National Urban League’s effort to bring about this vision by working with the new Administration to tackle the nation’s deepening domestic challenges.  I hope that it encourages and inspires each of you to join us in working to help President Obama fulfill the promise he made to us last summer “to build a nation worthy of our children’s future.”

 ---Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

I hope that The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President will find its way to the desks of decision makers from the White House to both Houses of Congress to every state house and to local governments throughout the nation.  I also hope that it will lead to a national dialogue that spawns an agenda with support from the private sector and its civic counterpart. With this hope we can hasten the realization of my father’s dream so that the narratives of all Americans can be one.

                ---From the Foreword by Martin Luther King, III

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914758020
Publisher:
National Urban League, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Martin Luther King III
I hope that The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President will find its way to the desks of decision makers from the White House to both Houses of Congress to every state house and to local governments throughout the nation. I also hope that it will lead to a national dialogue that spawns an agenda with support from the private sector and its civic counterpart. With this hope we can hasten the realization of my father's dream so that the narratives of all Americans can be one. (From the Foreword)
Marc H. Morial
We welcome the new vision the Obama administration brings to Washington and to America. But this vision can only become a reality if we make it so. The State of Black America 2009: Message to the President, is an essential part of the National Urban League's effort to bring about this vision by working with the new Administration to tackle the nation's deepening domestic challenges. I hope that it encourages and inspires each of you to join us in working to help President Obama fulfill the promise he made to us last summer "to build a nation worthy of our children's future." (Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League)

Meet the Author

Stephanie J. Jones has served as Executive Director of the National Urban League's Policy Institute since January 2005. The institute provides research, policy analysis and advocacy to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. Jones is Editor-in-Chief of the National Urban League's flagship publications, the State of Black America report and Opportunity Journal magazine. From 2002 until 2005, Jones served as Chief Counsel to Senator John Edwards. Prior to working for Senator Edwards, Jones was Chief of Staff to Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH). From 1994 until 2000, she served in the Clinton Administration as Secretary's Regional Representative in the U.S. Department of Education, where she was the Administration's principal education representative in a six-state region.

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