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From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders as a broadcaster, author, advocate, and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Currently, Smiley hosts the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS; The Tavis Smiley Show, distributed by Public Radio International (PRI); and is a co-host of Smiley & West (PRI). He is the first American to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio. In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has authored 16 books, including his New York Times bestselling memoir What I Know For Sure and the book he edited, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Covenant with Black America. He is also the presenter and creative force behind America I AM: The African American Imprint-an unprecedented and award-winning traveling museum exhibition celebrating the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to our nation and to the world. In 2009, Tavis Smiley was named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" Educator and philosopher Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. Known as one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important democratic intellectuals, he is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America's dialogue on race and justice; the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters; and the memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He is the author of 17 other texts and the recipient of the American Book Award. West holds more than 20 honorary degrees, and will return this fall as Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto gives us a historical tour of the impoverished in the United States, exploring the hard truth about capitalism, social injustices,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wendy Stein
although sometimes the writing seems to reiterate points, this is a very good read.
A very noble attemp to sensitize an issue and concept of what of poverty is... Read more
This book concisely examines the struggles of the poor, along with the near poor, and explains the underlying causes behind poverty in America and how it negatively affects our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Imperius Rex
In their book , they state they wish to create that dialogue about poverty and how to reduce, if not prevent. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rob rinkes
Poverty has been humankind' s basic state for thousands of years. Unfortunately it remains with us here in the USA today. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Douglas Joslin