• State of Emergency

  • How We Win in the Country We Built
  • By: Tamika D. Mallory
  • Narrated by: Tamika D. Mallory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (517 ratings)

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Social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory states her case for action and reveals “the power we all have to win transformative change” (Marc Lamont Hill, New York Times bestselling author) in this searing indictment of America’s historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black and brown lives.

Drawn from a lifetime of frontline culture-shifting advocacy, organizing, and fighting for equal justice, State of Emergency makes Mallory’s demand for change and shares the keys to effective activism both for those new to and long-committed to the defense of Black lives.

From Minneapolis to Louisville, to Portland, Kenosha, and Washington, DC, America’s reckoning with its unmet promises on race and class is at a boiling point not seen since the 1960s. While conversations around pathways to progress take place on social media and cable TV, history tells us that meaningful change only comes with radical legislation and boots-on-the-ground activism. Here, Mallory shares her unique personal experience building coalitions, speaking truth to power, and winning over hearts and minds in the struggle for shared prosperity and safety.

Forward-looking, steeped in history, and rich with stories from life on the margins of American life, State of Emergency effortlessly gives us the tools we “need to fight injustice and find a pathway towards true freedom” (Marie Claire).

©2021 Tamika Mallory. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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A Must read for everyone!

I loved it and couldn't put it down. It was engaging, enlightening and inspirational. Listening to the book in Tamika's own voice was a bonus. Buy the book for yourself and another as a gift.

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Instant Classic

This book is up there with Malcolm X’s biography, another book that has changed my life for the better!

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Pretty dissapointed

When I saw how we win in the title I figured I would give it a go. I just love to hear new, insightful, and bold ideas for the black community to try to begin competing in America. There really is not anything in here to point to. Everything is surface and vague. In summation the how we win is organize, rally, and vote. I read a book recently that suggested black people moving into 1 or 2 states and taking it over. That was refreshing and radical and different. Regardless of it would work its something. The demands are vague. Justice and equality. Besides the biographical piece there wasn't anything here. Just because you say something loud doesn't make it radical.

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She hit in all key notes

if you know nothing about what's going on in America today this book will sum it up for you👍🏾👍🏾 awesome and powerful read

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Really insightful read

Tamika Mallory unpacks a lot in this book, and I am glad I was privy to every detail. This book is a necessary read for 2021. So we can all be prepared to activate in an effective way.

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Excellent!

Loved the outpouring of thought, heart, and guidance as our next steps for what we need to do. The author let it be known that we are responsible for the future we want to see.

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I like this whole book,

I like this whole book, until the part that our ancestors died so we can vote, Our ancestors died because they were Murder, keep it 100 Sista.

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Powerfully black

This will inspire you to progress the fight for civil right for all but especially black people!!

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Just a book preaching black victimhood... same ole same ole.. Not a good read at all

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Thank you

This book shreds so much knowledge and wisdom about the black experience in America. It is the inspirational conviction of Tamika Mallory that gives me hope. Thank you for your life’s work and obedience to fight for our righteous cause Until Freedom