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Starr report

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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Tavis Smiley’s panel discussion with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Suze Orman, among others, airs tomorrow night through Friday night on “Tavis Smiley” (midnight on Ch. 13).

The discussion, held as part of Smiley’s “Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America” event, was taped March 18 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. It also features Nely Galan, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Susan Sarandon, Cecelia FireThunder, Faye Wattleton, Randi Weingarten and Sheryl WuDunn all discussing the growing number of women and children falling below the poverty level. “To be fully human, we cannot allow mothers and children to live in poverty amidst the backdrop of America’s corporate prosperity,” says Smiley. “The future of our democracy, in part, depends on how seriously we take this challenge.”

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Tavis Smiley with guest Hilda Solis

The three-part series is also slated to air on C-SPAN in the near future.

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Ernie Anastos, Jodi Applegate, Mr. G and Magee Hickey will be among the well-known local news faces hoofing and crooning to support The Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development, located on Dyre Avenue in The Bronx. The school, named after Hickey’s late father, helps pre-schoolers with special needs. (more…)

Made visible: Women, children and poverty

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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Made visible: Women, children and poverty
by Dr. Julianne Malveaux
March 21, 2012
Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West deserve high props for their summer poverty tour.  They started on an Indian reservation, hit the inner city, and looked at poverty, in all of its manifestations.  While many dismissed their high-profile tour as a political ploy, I am absolutely convinced of their sincerity.  In addition, these two men are among the few who have dared utter the “p” word in public. (more…)

Smiley: Politicians need to focus on women in poverty

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, according to statistics. And PBS’ Tavis Smiley is set to moderate an all-female panel on Sunday regarding women and children in poverty. He discusses why this issue needs to be more important to politicians.

NY1 Online: PBS Broadcaster Tavis Smiley On Poverty In The United States

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis asks political commentator and PBS broadcaster Tavis Smiley why he has become an outspoken critic of the Obama administration and what he thinks of the Republican presidential field. Click here to watch the video

Tavis on Why He’s Taking Up for Poor Women

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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By: Jenée Desmond-Harris
Posted: March 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM

The talk show host explains why he has convened an all-female brain trust to talk about it.
Last year Tavis Smiley and Cornel West declared a “war on poverty” that involved an 18-city bus tour designed put the issue higher on America’s agenda, and plenty of criticism for those in power — including the president.

Now, during Women’s History Month, Smiley plans to convene an all-female panel of thought leaders, opinion makers and influencers to examine why so many of the country’s women and children are poor, and what can be done about it. “I figure if you can’t get a conversation off the ground in Women’s History Month about not women’s history, but the future of women in America, then there’s not going to be much history for women to celebrate in the future,” Smiley told The Root in a recent interview. (more…)

Smiley: U.S. needs poverty manifesto

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Smiley on consequences of poverty in U.S.

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Tavis Smiley Aims To Put Poverty On 2012 Election Agenda

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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“Two decades ago we were celebrating what was the Year Of The Woman in ’92, and now we’re dealing with a war on women in 2012,” Tavis Smiley said on a recent afternoon.

Smiley rattles off some numbers.

“Women are much more likely to be poor than men, and more than a million children have fallen into poverty, and more than 500,000 have fallen into extreme poverty” — that is, living on less than $2 a day — “since 2010.”

Recent census data shows that the number of children who live in extreme poverty has doubled from 1996 to 2011, from 1.4 million to 2.8 million(more…)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in News | 0 comments


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BROADCASTER Tavis Smiley MODERATES “MADE VISIBLE”—A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN POVERTY

LIVE from New York City, Smiley and an All-Woman Panel Discuss the Latest on Women and Children in Poverty

LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2012) – Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. From 2009 to 2010, more than 1 million additional children also fell into poverty, and the numbers continue to rise.

This month, broadcaster Tavis Smiley will convene a diverse all-woman panel of thought leaders, opinion makers, and influencers to examine the growing numbers of women and children falling into poverty.

The nationally televised discussion, “Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America,” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY. The event, sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and advance registration is required at www.tavistalks.com/womenandchildren (more…)

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