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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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On Air
On Air

On Air: The Best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner Morning Show 2004–2008 is a collector’s edition of Tavis’s hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and action-guided commentaries heard on

Stand
Stand

It was the summer of 2008 in Memphis, the birthplace of the blues. America was commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of then Senat