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Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency

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Tavis Smiley is probably one of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, Smiley insist he is only holding the nation’s leader accountable. During the interview, which aired Sept. 11, the New York Times bestselling...

Can We Still Take West and Smiley Seriously?

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From The Grio — Give Professor Cornel West this much: in the pantheon of presidential insults, “global George Zimmerman” really is quite a gem. And if it wasn’t for that blunt reaction to President Barack Obama after his 18-minute valediction to Trayvon Martin, West’s talk-radio partner,...

Tavis Smiley slammed on Twitter for criticism of Obama’s Trayvon Martin remarks

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President Barack Obama has received widespread praise for his impromptu remarks today on race and the trial of George Zimmerman. Rev. Al Sharpton called the president comments “significant” and “much needed.” Trayvon Martin’s parents said the president made a “beautiful tribute to their boy” and shared that they were “honored and...

Tavis Smiley Blames Obama Admin for Losing Sponsorships

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This month, Tavis Smiley will celebrate his 10th anniversary as the host of PBS’ daily talk show “Tavis Smiley”. In total, Smiley’s broadcast career has spanned two decades.  Never one to bite his tongue, in a recent interview with the Associated Press, Smiley made some pretty...

Tavis Smiley Celebrates 10 Years on PBS

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Syndicated radio host, television extraordinaire and activist Tavis Smiley is celebrating 10 years of his television show airing on PBS. Smiley is one of the hardest working men in the news business, running the daily talk program along with public radio’s “The Tavis Smiley Show”...