State of the Black Union 2006: Defining the Agenda
In the first panel of an afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, “Defining the African American Agenda, Part… read more
In the first panel of an afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, “Defining the African American Agenda, Part II,” participants focused on the State of the Black Union 2005 proposal for a covenant with black America. Panelists discussed the challenges facing the black community, ideas proposed in the book, The Covenant with Black America, and future leadership within the black community. They also talked about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast communities and the significance of poor federal response efforts to the disaster for future national policy. They also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
The Covenant with Black America, published by Third World Press, was edited by Tavis Smiley who moderated the panel. It outlines ten issues identified by the public: education, criminal justice system, police accountability, healthcare and well being, economic development and employment, housing and community development, participating in the democratic process, information technology, rural communities, and environmental justice.
Angela Blackwell was misidentified on-screen.
The event was held at St. Agnes Baptist Church. The Rev. Lowery gave the afternoon invocation.
This event was sponsored by Tavis Smiley Presents. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Angela Glover Blackwell Founder and CEO PolicyLink
- Raymond Brown Representative National Action Network
- Kimberle Williams Crenshaw Professor Columbia University->Law School
- Louis Farrakhan Minister Nation of Islam
- Wade Henderson Executive Director Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
- Harry R. Jackson Jr. Founder and Chairman High Impact Leadership Coalition
- Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. Representative [D] Texas
- Joseph E. Lowery Chairman Emeritus Black Leadership Forum
- Alvin Seymore Survivor
- Al Sharpton Jr. Founder and President National Action Network
- Tavis Smiley Talk Show Host PBS
- Rochelle Smith Survivor
- Melvin Watt U.S. Representative [D] North Carolina
- Cornel West Professor Princeton University->Religion and African Amer.Studies
- Jackie Winters State Senator Oregon
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