Tavis talks with Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell about his role in season two of HBO's hit series True Detective.
Tavis talks with Republican Presidential Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas about what separates him from the rest of the presidential field.
Tavis talks with former Gap Band front-man and funk icon Charlie Wilson about his inspirational life journey, chronicled in his new autobiography, I Am Charlie Wilson.
Poet Sonia Sanchez and Afro-American Studies Professors John H. Bracey, Jr. and James Smethurst discuss the significance of the Black Arts Movement; nutritionist Robert Ferguson offers tips on healthy living in communities of color; vocalist Cassandra Wilson pays tribute to Billie Holiday with a new project. Listen Now
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Through our mission to enlighten, encourage, and empower, the Tavis Smiley Foundation, founded in 1999, works to develop and mentor future leaders by providing leadership training that will promote and enhance a greater quality of life for them, their communities and the world. The Foundation seeks to examine barriers and identify solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States across all sectors including youth, underserved communities and families. It is recognized as a nonprofit public charity under section 501©3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Over the years, the foundation has mentored and trained over 6,000 youths at leadership training workshops and conferences. It is very active in the community and continuously gives back by participating in educational events. With the help of Microsoft, the foundation created the technology lab at Compton High School.