Tavis talks with legendary actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno about her candid autobiography and seven decades in show business.
Tavis talks with Mikhail Baryshnikov, considered one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Tony Zinni discusses his new book, “Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield”. Tavis discusses his new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year”, with radio host Terrence McNally.
Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes shares his latest CD, “Magic”. Amadou Sy, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explores the economic impact of the Ebola virus. Book editor Erika DeSimone shares a new poetry collection, “Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century”.
Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor at US News & World Report, tells us “Five Things You Should Know About…Turning a Side Job Into a Full-Time Job”. And director John Lucas and Richard “Poochie” Roderick discuss the new documentary, “The Cooler Bandits”. 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.