Tavis talks with talented actor Michael B. Jordan about his role in the highly anticipated new film Creed.
Tavis talks with distinguished actor Ian McKellen about his role in the film Mr. Holmes, which is garnering a good deal of buzz heading into awards season.
Tavis talks with the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel about her album, Picking Up the Pieces, and her bestselling memoir, Never Broken.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses his book, “Saving Capitalism”; Tukufu Zuberi of the popular PBS program “History Detectives” explores key moments in African independence movements; Sonia Manzano, now retired after 44 years on “Sesame Street,” shares her new memoir, “Becoming Maria.” Listen Now
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Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
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.