Tavis talks with pioneering comedienne and best-selling author Joan Rivers about her latest text, Diary of a Mad Diva.
Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer discusses his essay, “The Pitchforks Are Coming… for us Plutocrats”. Alma Powell explains a new report from America’s Promise Alliance on students who don’t complete high school called, “Don’t Call Them Dropouts”.
Best-selling author Clifton Taulbert shares his new memoir, “The Invitation”. Singer and guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd discusses his album, “Goin’ Home”.
And we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision with a special roundtable discussion. 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.