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Smiley, Tavis 1964-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 8,994 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Host, Editor
Classifications: E185.86, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tavis Smiley
Keeping the faith : stories of love, courage, healing, and hope from Black America by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 806 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
How to make Black America better : leading African Americans speak out by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 803 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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America--what it really is and how to eliminate it now
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 2013 in English and held by 568 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."--BOOK JACKET
Hard left : straight talk about the wrongs of the right by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accountable : making America as good as its promise by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 511 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
Hope on a tightrope : words & wisdom by Cornel West ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the African-American intellectual's quotations, speech excerpts, letters, and philosophical writings
The covenant in action ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 365 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 )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 364 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
Tavis Smiley reports. investigating the alarming dropout rate of African American males ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 297 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 other Wes Moore one name, two fates by Wes Moore ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a year 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
Accountable by Tavis Smiley ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 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 )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 170 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
The other Wes Moore [the story of one name and two fates] by Wes Moore ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 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
On air : the best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner morning show: thoughts on culture, politics & race by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tavis Smiley brings us a collector's edition of his thought-provoking and action-guided commentaries from the years 2002-2003, as heard by millions on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Regarded by many as "The voice of Black America," Smiley's commentaries spark dialogue and debate
On air : the best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, 2002-2003 by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the author's two-minute radio commentaries on issues that affect and reflect on the African American community
Ruminations by KRS-One ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never mind success -- go for greatness! : the best advice I've ever received by Tavis Smiley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fear of a Black Republican ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Starting in his hometown of Trenton, N. J., filmmaker Kevin J. Williams journeys over four years and two presidential elections to find out if the two-party political system is failing his city and the country. In taking a self-critical look at his own Republican Party and speaking with both Democrats and Republicans, Williams focuses his camera on the GOP's efforts in urban areas versus the suburbs, the Democratic Party's success in retaining the African-American vote and what it means to be a 'Black Republican'"--Container
Education under arrest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. Smiley takes his cameras to Washington State, Louisiana, Missouri and California to meet educators, law enforcement, judges, youth advocates, and the at-risk teens themselves who are working together to get kids out of the juvenile justice system, back into high school and through to graduation
 
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