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Tavis and Maya

Every year the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books continues to cement itself in my psyche as a major go-to event. Now the largest book fair in the United States, its bustling aisles fill the USC campus for two days with eager authors and insatiable readers. 1,065 more words


My Journey with Maya …and Tavis

Guys, I just got back from this short but amazing journey with Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley. Not a real journey but rather a trip down memory lane with Tavis. 635 more words


Tavis Smiley: Protests and Riots Could Become the New Normal

The two seminal pieces of Legislation in the 20th century happened just before the tumult of 1968–the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. 462 more words

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Tavis Smiley Talks

Smiley is the presenter and creative force behind America I AM: The African American Imprint. This unprecedented traveling museum exhibition, which debuted in January 2009, will tour the country for four years, celebrating the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to our nation and the world, as told through rare artifacts, memorabilia and multimedia. 609 more words


Credit card spending

“When people use credit cards, they are often spending money they don’t have on things they don’t need to impress people they don’t even like.”

Tavis Smiley


"The Sad But Self-Inflicted Fall Of Cornel West": The Self Anointed 'Prophet' Is Yesterday's News

Michael Eric Dyson’s blistering takedown of Cornel West in The Ghost of Cornel West for The New Republic not only closed the door on a decades-long friendship that arguably led the way in black American thought at the end of the 20th century, but also displayed how the roles of black leaders have evolved during Barack Obama’s rise to prominence. 1,181 more words

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I Got the Part - To Play Me!

I’m so excited to get into the studio and start recording for powerhouse Audible, home of the largest selection of digital audiobooks! I’ll be playing the part of…me. 64 more words