Tavis talks with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd about the upcoming presidential debate.
Tavis talks with the host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman about the controversial expansion of the Dakota access pipeline.
Amy Goodman, the Host of ‘Democracy Now!’ shares the latest from the Dakota Pipeline Access protests, Patrisia Macias Rojas discusses her book, “From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America”. Professor Craig Wilder, talks about a new collection of essays called “Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development” and Bassist Verdine White reflects on his late brother Maurice’s new book, “My Life with Earth, Wind and Fire”. 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.