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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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3 Life Tips Every Graduate Needs To Know Both a guidebook and a toolkit to help you get on track, whether you’re just setting out on your own or whether you need a course correction to keep... Comments
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3 Essential Tips To Achieve Greatness Below are 3 simple tips to remember on your path to greatness from my book, 50 For Your Future - Lessons From Down The Road : 1. Privilege can be... Comments
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Tavis Smiley On Racial Inequality In Education Ten years ago when I had the honor of compiling and editing the historic text The Covenant with Black America , I had no idea that a decade later,... Comments

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The Covenant With Black America
The Covenant With Black America

In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covena

The Rich And The Rest Of Us
The Rich And The Rest Of Us

The Rich and the Rest of Us is the next step in the journey that began with "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." Smiley and West's 18-city bus tour gave voice to the plight of impoveris