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  • Washington Journal Tavis Smiley on emThe Covenant with Black Americaem
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    The Covenant with Black America

    Tavis Smiley talked about his book, The Covenant with Black America: Ten Years Later, about the national plan of action he and other leaders developed in 2006 to address key challenges…

    1,247 views
  • In Depth Tavis Smiley
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    In Depth with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include Death of a King: the Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. He is the author or co-author of twelve…

    1,931 views
  • Tavis Smiley on Books Media and Culture
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    Tavis Smiley on Books, Media, and Culture

    Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley talked about popular culture and publishing. Topics included the literature that has affected his life. He was interviewed by Esther Armah and responded to questions…

    418 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.

    3,246 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,…

    22,740 views
  • State of the Black Union 2009 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2009, Morning Session

    Civil rights activists, lawmakers, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Raymond Brown moderated a…

    25,436 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…

    4,674 views
  • A Voice for Change
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    A Voice for Change

    Tavis Smiley, a broadcaster, author, advocate, philanthropist, and host of a PBS late-night talk show, gave his perspective on the news and issues that are shaping American life today. Topics included…

    89 views
  • emAmerica I Amem Exhibit
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    America I Am Exhibit

    Tavis Smiley talked about, among other topics, the “State of the Black Union,” the inauguration of America’s first black president, politics, and the opening of a new exhibit, “America I Am: The…

    158 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…

    1,242 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…

    1,104 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Afternoon Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Afternoon Session

    Participants talked about the significance of the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Among the topics they addressed were how the decision was reached, the application of…

    320 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Morning Session
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

    359 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…

    14,944 views
  • State of the Black Union 2008 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2008, Morning Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Tom Joyner led a question-and-answer session with the…

    9,952 views
  • State of the Black Union 2008 Hillary Clinton Speech
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    State of the Black Union 2008: Hillary Clinton Speech

    In the last portion of the State of the Black Union forum, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to the audience about health care, education and her thoughts on her…

    1,586 views
  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    The Democratic presidential candidates debated social issues, including health care, housing, Hurricane Katrina relief, the economy, and the environment. The debate was moderated by Tavis Smiley. The…

    745 views
  • Politics and the AfricanAmerican Vote
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    Politics and the African-American Vote

    Mr. Smiley spoke about a Democratic candidates debate he moderated the previous day, and which was aired on PBS television and public radio. He talked about the questions posed to the…

    79 views
  • AfricanAmerican HIVAIDS Summit
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    African-American HIV/AIDS Summit

    Leaders in the African American community talked about the spread of HIV and AIDS among the country’s black population, the extent of the problem and responses within the black community,…

    74 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…

    2,421 views
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