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Tavis Smiley Debate

Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers

Billy Honor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Billy Honor

Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black Americans. But things changed when Obama announced his candidacy for president.

The Crisis of the African-American Intellectual: What's to Be Learned From the Cornel West v. Melissa Harris-Perry Debate

Mark Sawyer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Unlike W.E.B. DuBois and other black intellectuals of the past, black intellectuals are not leaders in the way we once might have claimed. This leaves people like Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West in unique and often viciously conflicting positions.

Obama's Black Agenda in Action

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

From where I sit -- with more than three decades of experience working to make public policies more fair and inclusive of all people -- the past year has seen tremendous investment in the African-American community.

My Conversation With Michael Moore

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tavis Smiley

2010-03-15-Picture29.jpgI asked filmmaker Michael Moore for his reaction to the banking reform legislation proposed today by Chris Dodd.

GOP Leaders To Black Voters: We Don't Give A Damn

The Los Angeles Times | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A PBS video previewing the network's Republican presidential candidates forum, set to air tonight from a historically black university, asks, "Can the...