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  • Race Inequality and Student Activism
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    Race, Inequality and Student Activism

    Cornel West and Carl Dix, a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party spoke about race, social injustice and student activism. Other topics included “Occupy” protests movement,…

    1,160 views
  • US Poverty
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    U.S. Poverty

    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of the “Smiley and West” radio program, talked about their recently launched “Poverty Tour,” which will take them to 16 poor communities across the U.S. They also responded to…

    228,718 views
  • Tavis Smiley Presents
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    Tavis Smiley Presents

    Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion on the challenges facing the U.S., including energy independence, job creation, the economy, education, and health care reform.

    3,254 views
  • emJailhouse Lawyersem
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    Jailhouse Lawyers

    Former Black Panther Party member and death row inmate presented the practices and cases of prisoners defending other prisoners in the U.S. court system. He was calling from prison to…

    719 views
  • Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum
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    Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum

    Participants spoke about the state of the black union at an event titled “We Count! The Black Agenda Is the American Agenda.” They focused on challenges facing the African-American community and the nation,…

    22,955 views
  • emBrother Westem
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    Brother West

    Cornel West spoke about his book being released that day, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, a Memoir (Smiley Books; October 15, 2009), that he wrote with David Ritz. Professor West…

    859 views
  • State of the Black Union 2009 Afternoon Session
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    State of the Black Union 2009, Afternoon Session

    Civil rights activists, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Tavis Smiley moderated a question and answer session…

    4,739 views
  • Cornel West and Tavis Smiley
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    Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

    Cornel West, author of Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom (Hay House, November 1, 2008), and Tavis Smiley author of the forthcoming book Accountable: Making America as Good as Its…

    1,254 views
  • Electing a Black President
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    Electing a Black President

    Black leaders participated in a panel discussion with journalists on electing the nation’s first black president. They responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was part of the…

    1,110 views
  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 1 Town Hall
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 1 Town Hall

    Telephone lines were open for reaction to the opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Highlights of the Convention were shown. Additional…

    485 views
  • State of the Black Union 2008 Afternoon Session
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    State of the Black Union 2008, Afternoon Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Topics included the possible election of…

    15,050 views
  • Race and the 2008 Campaign
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    Race and the 2008 Campaign

    Professor Cornel West talked about American society, race, politics and class. He discussed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s primary race. He was interviewed by Frank Rich and responded…

    1,390 views
  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Reaction
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Reaction

    Democratic presidential candidates and others reacted after the candidates held a debate sponsored by PBS and Tavis Smiley Productions at Howard University. Following the debate candidates…

    106 views
  • State of the Black Union 2007 Afternoon Session
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    State of the Black Union 2007, Afternoon Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the future impact of African Americans on Western culture, the United States' global image, and the social, political, and…

    2,489 views
  • Book Projects
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    Book Projects

    Cornell West talked about the value of reading classic texts during a time of political turmoil and also described two books he was writing. Professor West was interviewed at the Millennium…

    308 views
  • State of the Black Union 2006  Defining the Agenda
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    State of the Black Union 2006: Defining the Agenda

    In the first panel of an afternoon session of State of the Black Union 2006 titled, “Defining the African American Agenda, Part II,” participants focused on the State of the Black Union…

    3,154 views
  • emWhen Affirmative Action Was Whiteem  Public Policy Panel
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    When Affirmative Action Was White: Public Policy Panel

    The Institute for Research in African-American Studies held a symposium to discuss Professor Ira Katznelson’s book When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality…

    933 views
  • Millions More Movement Morning
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    Millions More Movement, Morning

    The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair,…

    1,397 views
  • emHarvard Rulesem
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    Harvard Rules

    Mr. Bradley talked about his book Harvard Rules: The Struggle for the Soul of the World’s Most Powerful University, published by HarperCollins. The book explored the policies, leadership, and…

    235 views
  • State of the Black Union 2005  Defining the Agenda Part 1
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    State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the Agenda, Part 1

    In the first panel of an afternoon session titled “State of the Black Union 2005: Defining the African American Agenda,” Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion on framing a contract or…

    1,938 views
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