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

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2006

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  • Feb 25, 2006 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 27, 2006 | 11:34pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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