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Too important to fail : saving America's boys : Tavis Smiley reports.

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Published (first published September 13th 2011)
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Blue
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Tavis Smiley has written a very rich nonfiction book. It's fully documented with fine organizations and universities like Howard University which have decided that our young men are "Too Important To Fail." Every page left me wanting to pull back time and reach for my Black sons or other young Black men to make sure they know the importance of their presence on this earth. Without the young black male growing and thriving like a strong tree our society will hasten to failure. All of us must come
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Maxie
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Too Important to Fail: Saving America's Boys by Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley's latest book Too Important to Fail: Saving America's Boys is a fabulous title addressing some critical issues facing America and its public schools systems.
After reading Too Important to Fail: Saving America's Boys, I felt it important to focus on a few necessary and often overlooked elements that impact why the African-American males in public schools are underperforming and therefore are not graduating from high school,
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Bernice
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As a mother, I found this book to be a call to action. I have not yet watched the related documentary, but I am already pondering what my role is to help young African American males outside of my immediate family. The challenges that are presented seem insurmountable, but we DON'T DARE fail.
candy
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
good, quick read... It offered hope and tools needed in changing generational failure among black male youth..every parent..teacher ..sister ...should read..
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Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996 he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Con ...more
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