blackagendareport.com - ‘Self-Help’: A Stolen Word Wielded as a Weapon Against Black Activism: "True Self-Help Earlier this year, Black Agenda Report and CBC Monitor circulated a petition with a list of seven demands for presentation to the Congressional Black Caucus. All were rooted in issues that lay at the core of the Historical Black Political Consensus; positions around which many generations of African Americans had coalesced. Most were related to existing legislation before Congress. 1. Dismantle racially selective mass incarceration. 2. Aid and empower those dispersed and dispossessed by Katrina. 3. End the war in Iraq now. 4. Get the U.S. military out of Africa. 5. Transform the cities and create millions of jobs. 6. Establish truly universal, single payer health care. 7. Ensure voting rights."