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  • Tavis Smiley Presents Poverty in America
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    Tavis Smiley Presents, Poverty in America

    Tavis Smiley moderated a discussion focusing on poverty in the United States. Panelists discussed issues including the importance of education, prisons, welfare programs, the size of government, and the federal budget.…

    10,663 views
  • Poverty in the US
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    Poverty in the U.S.

    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West talked about the latest Census Bureau statistics that found 15 percent of Americans live below the poverty line. They also discussed the upcoming presidential election, and…

    3,852 views
  • emThe Rich and the Rest of Usem
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    The Rich and the Rest of Us

    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West presented their thoughts on poverty in America. The authors report that 150 million Americans are poor or near poor and argue that ending poverty should be…

    1,697 views
  • Poverty to Prosperity with Tavis Smiley
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    Poverty to Prosperity with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley moderated a conversation on solutions for restoring America’s prosperity. Topics included the white paper from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), released the…

    13,546 views
  • Poverty in the United States
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    Poverty in the United States

    Tavis Smiley and Cornell West talked about their annual January symposium entitled "Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity and their thoughts on upcoming presidential campaign. They…

    6,558 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…

    228,696 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.

    3,242 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,…

    22,615 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…

    4,643 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…

    1,234 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…

    1,103 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…

    468 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…

    14,897 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…

    2,382 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…

    2,966 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,…

    1,276 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…

    1,836 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…

    1,780 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…

    428 views
  • Role of the Church in Black America Afternoon
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    Role of the Church in Black America, Afternoon

    Ministers and leaders of the African-American community spoke about the role and influence of the church in the African-American community. Among the issues they addressed were the role of…

    1,196 views
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