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Webcast Replay: We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda (Pt. 1)

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(Chicago, IL.) - Moderated by Tavis Smiley, the discussion, We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda took take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010, on the campus of Chicago State University at the Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center. View the archived webcast!

Part 1 Video - We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda
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( - America has experienced its share of troubles this past year: the worst recession since World War I; the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with doubts about the exit plans; rising poverty in our inner cities, suburbs and rural communities; and the disproportionate power of corporations and special interests in Congress.

In this “post racial” era, the question needs to be asked: Is there a need for a Black Agenda? The conversation was moderated by Tavis Smiley. Invited panelists included Cornel West, Valerie Jarrett, Michael Eric Dyson, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Barbara Lee, Tom Burrell, Marc Morial, Ben Jealous, Al Sharpton and others.