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  • Black Lawyers for Justice Holds Rally in Cleveland
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    Black Lawyers for Justice Rally

    Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, former chair of the New Black Panther Party, Dr. Cornel West, and other activists spoke at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio hosted by Black Lawyers for Justice. This event…

    1,044 views
  • 2012 Presidential Election Panel
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    2012 Presidential Election Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the growth of the wealth gap between black and white families in the United States. Topics included the effect on the 2012 presidential election of changes in the attitudes of…

    787 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
  • 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,…

    22,962 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…

    860 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…

    1,255 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
  • 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…

    15,054 views
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott Legacy
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott Legacy

    Participants talked about the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-1956, the history of the civil rights movement, and previewed an HBO production on the boycott. Following their remarks they…

    930 views
  • HipHop Summit
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    Hip-Hop Summit

    The panelists talked about the cultural and political impacts of hip-hop music, the expressions of strong language and depictions of violence in the music, and the use of the art form as…

    1,125 views
  • Post HipHop Summit News Conference
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    Post Hip-Hop Summit News Conference

    Participants spoke to reporters about their summit on using hip-hop music as a means of political empowerment in the black community. Among the issues they addressed were new initiatives on…

    271 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…

    2,490 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…

    3,157 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
  • 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
  • Conversation with Cornel West
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    Conversation with Cornel West

    Ms. Morrison talked to Mr. West about a number of issues including his career and writings, the state of race relations in the U.S., American culture, and using literary styles to convey…

    753 views
  • Strengthening the Black Family Morning Session
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    Strengthening the Black Family, Morning Session

    Participants spoke at an annual forum titled Tavis Smiley Presents: The State of the Black Union: “Strengthening the Black Family: Preserving the African American Imprint on America,” held…

    1,876 views
  • Black Youth and the Media
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    Black Youth and the Media

    Professor West and Mr. McGruder talked about minority depictions in the media. Among the topics they addressed were information control, image manipulation, projecting leadership values and…

    563 views
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