Al on America

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Dafina Books, 2003 - Political Science - 283 pages
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A groundbreaking, candid, and important outline for action--an inspiring vision of a new America from the seasoned and controversial grass-roots leader, and Presidential candidate. In this new millennium, in this new America, it's time for new leadership. It's time for a leader who understands that our greatest strength lies in our differences. That from Los Angeles to New York, from the Indian reservations to the ghettoes of St. Louis, from North Dakota to North Carolina, from the Hawaiian Islands to the Island of Vieques, from boys in the 'hood to the girls in the country clubs, this country's greatest resources are found in our people and their differences. In this grounbreaking, candid, and necessary book, the man New York magazine calls "The Untouchable" delivers his manifesto for change and puts forth a startling, often controversial, and wholly inspiring vision of a new America--one that is inclusive of all Americans, not just a chosen few. While serving time for his act of civil disobedience in Vieques, Sharpton stepped back and looked at America. Now, he's ready to empower America and get the country talking about things that matter to us all--from the economy to foregin policy, family values to the hip-hop movement, the war on drugs to the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Sure to ignite a firestorm of debate, Al on America is a bold new vision in a time when vision is needed more than ever. It is a stirring call to action delivered by a man who has faith in the future of America and the passion, knowledge, and foresight to take her there.
 

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Contents

Mr President
3
Why They Hate Us
27
Foreign Policy
39
The Middle East
41
Vieques
57
Cuba
65
Africa
75
Domestic Policies
85
The Military
145
My People My People
151
Kingmaker? New Yorks 2001 Mayors Race
153
Leadership Black Power
179
Jesse Jackson
191
Im Black and Im Proud
203
Freddys and the AntiSemitism Question
213
The Movement
225

Church and State
87
Race
91
Economic Stimulation
101
National Health Care and AIDS
113
Voting and Campaign Reform
119
The War on Drugs Criminal Justice Reform
129
Education
137
Tawana Brawley
229
Amadou Diallo and Racial Profiling
241
HipHop Generation
249
Is Black America Worthy?
259
Index
273
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Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network.

KAREN HUNTER is a Toronto-based editor who has watched, played, and written about baseball for most of her life.

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