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Smiley, Tavis 1964-

Overview
Works: 132 works in 243 publications in 1 language and 15,047 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Quotations  Documentary television programs  Political television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Narrator, Host, Director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E185.86, B
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Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year by Tavis Smiley( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination
How to make Black America better : leading African Americans speak out by Tavis Smiley( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading African American politicians, writers, thinkers, and artists explore the challenges confronting African American society, discussing such issues as affirmative action, crime, racial harmony, family life, and political power
The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto by Tavis Smiley( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America-- what it really is and how to eliminate it now
Keeping the faith : stories of love, courage, healing, and hope from Black America by Tavis Smiley( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects more than one hundred inspirational personal narratives by African Americans from all walks of life, sharing thoughts on family, heritage, love, grief, healing, and hope
Before you judge me : the triumph and tragedy of Michael Jackson's last days by Tavis Smiley( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's death. Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially fragile and almost--ultimately--unable to live,"--NoveList
Doing what's right : how to fight for what you believe-- and make a difference by Tavis Smiley( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's time to take a stand and get to work making the world a better place, and Black Entertainment Television host Tavis Smiley can help you get started. Through his nightly television show and in his radio commentaries, Smiley has helped to galvanize public opinion and initiate national grassroots campaigns on everything from corporate responsibility to voter turnout. Doing What's Right is his handbook for advocacy." "In these pages Smiley draws on his experience as a prominent advocate to provide practical advice on how to fight for the causes in which you believe. You'll find tips on everything from setting up meetings and working with the media to creating efficient phone trees and devising catchy slogans. A simple worksheet to help you identify the issues that are important to you is also included. For everyone who wants to be a voice for change, Doing What's Right is a must-have. Book jacket."--Jacket
Hard left : straight talk about the wrongs of the right by Tavis Smiley( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At last, those on the left have a fast-talking champion with fresh ideas to counter the outrageous barbs of conservatives like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, who have cowed Capitol Hill and dominated talk radio. Smiley is particularly harsh on Black conservatives like Ken Hamblin and Armstrong Williams, who he feels have betrayed the Black community. But Smiley isn't afraid to take on traditional politics-as-usual liberals as well. Smiley says it was the liberals' determined refusal to acknowledge the flaws of social programs and policies, from affirmative action to welfare, that gave conservatives the opening they needed to rechart the nation's course. Now, Smiley warns, that course has taken America dangerously close to the rocky shoals of the extreme right. Hard Left is a clarion call for liberal politicians and leaders to pick themselves up off the ground, tear a page out of the conservative playbook, and counter the conservative offensive by tackling the political and racial issues that go to the core of our society
Accountable : making America as good as its promise by Tavis Smiley( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "The Covenant with Black America" evaluates whether or not the goals outlined in his previous works have been realized and how politicians and citizens have responded to his challenge to accept responsibility for such issues as health care, education, and the environment
An evening with Tavis Smiley( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videotape of speeches at University of Michigan-Flint by Kevin Ross (judge, California) and Tavis Smiley
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates by Wes Moore( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation
Hope on a tightrope : words & wisdom by Cornel West( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the African-American intellectual's quotations, speech excerpts, letters, and philosophical writings
Tavis Smiley reports. investigating the alarming dropout rate of African American males( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his primetime special, Tavis Smiley examines one of the most disturbing aspects of the education crisis facing America today - the increased dropout rate among black teenage males. This program examines the obstacles these boys confront and puts a very human face on the statistics. Taking his cameras to Philadelphia, Oakland, Chicago and Los Angeles, Tavis Smiley talks with boys who are achieving against enormous odds and the adults who refuse to let them fail
The covenant in action( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to "Covenant with Black America" tells how the book has inspired African Americans across America to undertake their own projects and activities, provides motivational essays to encourage more people to become politically involved, and outlines steps readers can take to organize and act on their own
America's poor and the great recession by Kristin S Seefeldt( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions have entered poverty as a result of the great recession's terrible toll of long-term unemployment. Kristin S. Seefeldt and John D. Graham examine recent trends in poverty and assess the performance of America's "safety net" programs. They consider likely scenarios for future developments and conclude that the well-being of low-income Americans, particularly the working poor, the near poor, and the new poor, is at substantial risk despite economic recovery."--Page 4 of cover
50 for your future : lessons from down the road by Tavis Smiley( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stepping into your authentic life can be difficult. There are pitfalls of ego, of convenience, of modern society's pressure to put yourself out there before you've even figured out what you really want. It's easy to lose yourself along the way, conforming to those around you, obsessing over trivialities, letting fear drive your actions. Fortunately, though, you're not the first one to walk this path ... On these gorgeously illustrated pages, you'll find the hard-won wisdom of media mogul and social entrepreneur Tavis Smiley, who rose from humble roots in a cramped Indiana trailer to become a critically acclaimed host of television and radio, as well as an impactful philanthropist. Through his relationships with cultural luminaries such as Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones, and personal mentors such as Rosa Parks, Peter Jennings, and Smiley's own sagacious grandmother "Big Mama"--Not to mention the lumps he's received through the years--Smiley has learned what it takes to live your best life. Here, he offers both a guidebook and a toolkit to help you get on track, whether you're just setting out on your own or whether you need a course correction to keep marching toward your dreams."--Amazon.com
The Covenant with Black America - ten years later( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant with Black America, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller, ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides. But a decade later, Black men still fall to police bullets and brutality, Black women still die from preventable diseases, Black children still struggle to get a high quality education, the digital divide and environmental inequality still persist, and American cities from Ferguson to Baltimore burn with frustration. In short, the last decade has seen the evaporation of Black wealth, with Black fellow citizens having lost ground in nearly every leading economic category. So Smiley calls for a renewal of The Covenant, presenting in this new edition the original action plan-—with a new foreword and conclusion-—alongside fresh data from the Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to underscore missed opportunities and the work that remains to be done. While life for far too many African Americans remains a struggle, the great freedom fighter Frederick Douglass was right: 'If there is no struggle, there is no progress.' With Smiley leading the charge, the time has come to finally convert the trials and tribulations of Black America into the progress that all of America yearns for"--Publisher description
Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year by Tavis Smiley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations
Accountable by Tavis Smiley( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "The Covenant with Black America" evaluates whether or not the goals outlined in his previous works have been realized and how politicians and citizens have responded to his challenge to accept responsibility for such issues as health care, education, and the environment
MLK : a call to conscience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode delves into one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest speeches, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, which Dr. King delivered on April 4, 1967. Today this speech is acknowledged to be one of the most powerful ever written by Dr. King and Smiley deconstructs the meaning of the speech, and puts it in a contemporary context, particularly in light of our nation's current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
Before you judge me : the triumph and tragedy of Michael Jackson's last days by Tavis Smiley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's death. Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life, filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially fragile and almost, ultimately, unable to live. With the insight and compassion that he brought to his bestselling telling of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley provides a glimpse into the superstar's life in this emotional, honest, yet celebratory book. Readers will witness Jackson's campaign to recharge his career, hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency, while his one goal remained, to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen
 
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How to make Black America better : leading African Americans speak out
Alternative Names
Tavis Smiley Amerikaans televisiepresentator

Tavis Smiley US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller, Fernseh- und Radiomoderator

Смайли, Тэвис

تویس سمایلی

스마일리, 태비스 1964-

タヴィス・スマイリー

泰維斯·斯密利

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English (113)

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Keeping the faith : stories of love, courage, healing, and hope from Black AmericaDoing what's right : how to fight for what you believe-- and make a differenceHard left : straight talk about the wrongs of the rightAccountable : making America as good as its promiseThe other Wes Moore : one name, two fatesHope on a tightrope : words & wisdomThe covenant in actionAccountable