Tavis talks with 10-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, actor and Harvard law school grad Rubén Blades.
Tavis talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, whose new magazine, Jacobin, is dedicated to shaking up the status quo.
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former national security official in the George W. Bush Administration, offer their differing views on the conflict in Gaza.
Ritu Sharma, co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, details the lives of women living in some of the world’s harshest conditions in her new book, “Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe”.
Martin Bucknavage of Penn State University tells us “Five Things You Should Know About…Preparing Food Safely”.
Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque’s first poet laureate, shares his debut collection of poetry, “Swear”. William B. Taylor, Jr., a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, offers his insight into how the U.S. and the world should respond to the latest developments in that region.
Beth Macy recounts the remarkable tale of one businessman’s battle against imports from in her new book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town”.
Deborah Halber discusses her new book, “The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases”. And Ralph Peterson shares his new project, “ALIVE at Firehouse 12 Vol. 2: Fo’ n Mo’”, presented by the Ralph Peterson Fo’tet Augmented. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
America I AM: The African American Imprint lecture series is a two-hour discussion with the museum exhibition's presenter and two distinguished scholars sharing the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to our nation and the world.
Through a dramatic 400-year storyline presentation, museum-goers will discover rare and never-before-seen artifacts on loan from domestic and international private collections. Featured items include original documents, iconic objects, compelling photographs, historic artifacts, music, video, and other items from the popular culture tells the American story through the African American experience showcasing strife, expansion, democracy, innovation, artistic expression, and cultural exchanges. America I AM is a 15,000-square-foot traveling museum exhibition for all Americans.
Read some of the press coverage:
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “America I AM” exhibit includes Michael Jackson finds”
CNN – Tavis sits down with CNN anchor T.J. Holmes to discuss America I AM
Rolling Out Online: “The Great Escape: 6 Cultural Activities to Enjoy This Summer”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “Imprint on History”
The New York Times - "Fragments Tell a Story of Pain and Pride"
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Editorial
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Our Story"
The Press Republican