Tavis celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a look into one of his most powerful yet often overlooked speeches.
Tavis explores one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most profound and controversial speeches, which offers insights into many of the crises faced today.
Tavis talks with actor Mykelti Williamson about his role in the Denzel Washington directed film Fences.
Tavis talks with Co-managing Editor of Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann about the Trump presidency.
Senator Cory Booker, (D-NJ) reveals why he spoke out against the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. John Heilemann, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, talks about what to expect during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Actor Mykelti Williamson, reflects on his moving performance in the film adaptation of the August Wilson play ‘Fences.’ 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.
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