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Monday, February 27, 2006

State of the Black Union Rebroadcast: 8:30 PM EST TONIGHT

The State of the Black Union 2006

If you want to understand how black America really thinks, you can watch this from the C-SPAN site

State of the Black Union 2006: Defining the Agenda

Event Date: February 25, 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Last Aired: February 27, 2006
Length: 4 hours, 50 minutes

Smiley Group

Akbar, Na'im - Professor, University of Florida, Psychology
Belafonte, Harry - Entertainer
Blackwell, Angela Glover - Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Brown, Raymond - Representative, National Action Network
Bryant, Jamal-Harrison - Minister, Empowerment Temple A.M.E. (Baltimore)
Crenshaw, Kimberle Williams - President, African American Policy Forum
Dziko, Trish Millines - Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
Farrakhan, Louis - Minister, Nation of Islam
Harris, Kamala D. - District Attorney, San Francisco, CA
Henderson, Wade - Executive Director, Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights
Jackson, Harry R. - Founder and Chairman, High Impact Leadership Coalition
Jackson-Lee, Sheila (D-TX) - U.S. Representative
Lazu, Malia - National Field Director, Institute for Policy Studies, Cities for Progress
Lowery, Joseph E. - Chairman Emeritus, Black Leadership Forum
Lynch, Shola - Filmmaker
Marsh, Victor - Graduate Student, Princeton University
Ringo, Jerome C. - Chair, National Wildlife Federation, Board of Directors
Seymore, Alvin - Survivor
Sharpton, Al - Presidential Candidate, Democratic Party
Shelton, Jim - Program Director, Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation, Education Division
Siegal, Max - Vice President, Zomba Records
Smiley, Tavis - Talk Show Host, PBS
Smith, Ian - Physician
Smith, Rochelle - Survivor
Watt, Melvin (D-NC) - U.S. Representative
West, Cornel - Professor, Princeton University, African-American Studies
Winters, Jackie (R) - State Senator, Oregon
Wright, Remus E. - Minister, Fountain of Praise (Houston, TX)

The afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, "Defining the African American Agenda, Part II," 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 two panels. 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, and concluded with a performance by Fred Hammond.

posted by Steve @ 6:30:00 PM

6:30:00 PM

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