In 2006, Tavis Smiley, along with a team of esteemed contributors, laid out a national plan of action to address the 10 most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant became a #1 New York Times bestseller, and was the central focus of two nationally televised presidential debates on PBS in the 2008 race for the White House, featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden.
The Covenant ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides.
But a decade later:
Black men still fall victim to police bullets and brutality