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Tavis  Smiley
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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Too Important To Fail
Too Important To Fail

Too Important to Fail: Saving America's Boys is the companion volume to TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS PBS special which is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of its American Graduate: Le

Fail Up
Fail Up

Readers will find a kinship in Smiley's humanness that inspires, informs, and reminds us of our ability to "fail up" in the face of life's inevitable setbacks.