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In August of 2013, several national Black Civil Rights organizations came together to set a Black Agenda. This conglomeration of organizations included the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
The plan they developed is called the “21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom.” The report they released detailing the Black Agenda contains a five point plan for moving our community forward. Since the release of the report, and their meeting with President Barack Obama, not much has transpired as it relates to the advancement of the agenda?s goals.
The five point plan detailed in the “21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom” are:
- Achieve Economic Parity for African-Americans
- Promote Equity in Educational Opportunity
- Protect and Defend Voting Rights
- Promote a Healthier Nation by Eliminating Healthcare Disparities
- Achieve Comprehensive Criminal Justice…
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