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Tavis Smiley Barack Obama

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

Billy Honor | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

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...

Tavis Smiley: Hillary's 'My Friend' But Dems Shouldn't 'Coronate Her'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Tavis Smiley is a fan of Hillary Clinton the person, but he thinks it's a little too soon for Hillary the presidential candidate. "I like Hilary. S...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Poverty Isn't A Racial Issue, It's An American Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Herman Cain, Tavis Smiley & Cornel West: Black Sheep or Wolves in Black Sheep's Clothing?

Frederick Butler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Frederick Butler

Regardless of what Cain, West and Smiley say, blacks in America will continue to be in President Obama's corner. Not because we are brainwashed, but because he offers the best chance for the advancement of the community.

Michael Moore on New Poverty Stats

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-09-20-Screenshot20110919at9.14.22PM.png During my conversation today with Michael Moore, I asked the Oscar-winning filmmaker about the alarming new numbers out last week regarding poverty in America.

In Defense of My President

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With frustrations high and solutions still a bit unclear, we should expect the pressure to become intensified in the coming months. However, it is crystal clear to me that there are unrealistic expectations of the president.

Tavis Smiley: Doesn't Expect Obama Interview, Accused Of Being Obama "Hater"

MarketWatch | Jon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tavis Smiley doesn't expect presidential candidate Barack Obama to agree to come on his PBS late-night talk show before the election. "The odds are s...

Tavis Smiley Tackles Obama And Race

AP | KINNEY LITTLEFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Tavis Smiley is all wound up. His voice is rough from too much vocalizing, but the host of public television's "Tavis Smiley" talk...