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Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is a broadcaster, author, advocate, and philanthropist. Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change.  Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show distributed by Public Radio International (PRI).
Smiley has authored or edited 14 books including his memoir,What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, which became a New York Times bestseller. The book he edited, Covenant with Black America, became the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest book, Accountable: Making America As Good As Its Promise, examines hard-hitting truths about the issues our country faces; and addresses how our political leaders, corporations, and finally, American citizens themselves, can enforce accountability and effect change.

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Tips For Finding Your Life Purpose
Tips For Finding Your Life Purpose Editor's Note: Tavis Smiley, Hay House author of Fail Up - 20 Lessons on Failure , is on Dancing With The Stars ! Tune in to ABC on Mondays at 8 PM/7... Comments
"The sheer humanity of each and every one of us warrants our steadfast commitment to the well-being of each other." - Tavis Smiley
Why Social Justice is Up To Us Walter Rauschenbusch—theologian, Baptist minister, key figure in the Social Gospel movement, and major influence on the life of Dr. Martin Luther... Comments
Too Important to Fail It was one of those unexpected moments of deep revelation. Walter Dean Myers wasn’t expecting anything special as he boarded the train on that... Comments

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What's Holding You Back? with Michelle Phillips

Born into the entertainment industry, Michelle Phillips's earliest dream was to be behind the camera as a makeup artist. She eventually achieved that

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Fail Up
Fail Up

Smiley steps from behind the curtain of success to share intimate stories of his missteps, misdeeds, and often highly publicized miscalculations in Fail Up: 20 Lessons On Building Success From Failur

Empowerment Cards: A-50 Card Deck
Empowerment Cards: A-50 Card Deck

Talk-show host and author Tavis Smiley pours his passion for promoting positive change into these 50 personal-empowerment cards. Tavis’s firsthand testimonies and words of wisdom will help you make cr