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Tavis Smiley Poverty Tour

Tavis Smiley: 'Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama'

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. A...

Smiley's Poverty Tour Extends to the 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

Byron Williams | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Byron Williams

The link that Smiley draws between education, or lack thereof, and poverty is undeniable. The underlying question that Smiley's work raises: How can school reform be addressed in any meaningful way without addressing poverty?

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Poverty Isn't A Racial Issue, It's An American Disaster | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

More than one-fourth of African Americans are living in poverty today. As devastating as that figure is, particularly for the 42 million Americans who...

Tavis Smiley Tackles Poverty In New Series

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Tavis Smiley had to look no further than his own circle of family and friends to see the painful effects of the ragged U.S. econom...

Michael Calderone

Smiley: Obama Hasn't Invited Me To White House | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Cornel West recently spoke to The Huffington Post about media coverage of African American issues, the Princeton professor argued th...