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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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the road ahead
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
African American sad looking on a bench downtown
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
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

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Meditation For Instant Joy

Join Denise Linn in this gateway dreaming meditation as you sink deep into the stillness of this joyful moment. 

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Never Mind Success…Go For Greatness!
Never Mind Success…Go For Greatness!

Based on Tavis’s belief that while you can be successful without being great, you can’t be great without being successful…this book is designed to enlighten, encourage, and empower

50 For Your Future
50 For Your Future

Stepping into your authentic life can be difficult. There are pitfalls of ego, of convenience, of modern society’s pressure to put yourself out there before you’ve even figured out what you really wan