Smiley has compiled a second volume of his two-minute commentaries featured on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, from 2002 to 2003, which can be heard in more than 100 radio markets. The book's five chapters are titled "Reflection"; "Advocacy"; "Public Policy"; "Race, Racism, and Black Folk"; and "Another Thing." His thought-provoking discussions about issues that affect and reflect on the black community are humorous, wise, and contentious. As with all of Smiley's essays, including tributes to Althea Gibson, Ben Carson, and Maynard Jackson, listeners are touched and inspired by his compassion and honesty. He challenges all African Americans to critically review the political, educational, and social climate in which we live. Also, some of his more controversial commentaries--including the boycott of MCI--that implore listeners to unify and call the phone numbers or send e-mail messages are in each chapter. Probably headed to the best-seller lists. Lillian Lewis
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About the Author
Tavis has authored several books, including Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing and Hope from Black America, ISBN: 0385505140; How to Make Black America Better, ISBN: 0385502141; Doing What's Right: How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference, ISBN: 0385499310; Empowerment Cards, ISBN: 1401901271. He is also the publisher of The Smiley Report newsletter. Tavis is the founder of the Tavis Smiley Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to encourage, empower, and enlighten black youth. Youth to Leaders (Y2L), the cornerstone program of the Foundation, is an annual series of one-day leadership-building conferences that takes place in cities across the U.S. Tavis Smiley Presents, a subsidiary of The Smiley Group, Inc., was created to bring ideas and people together through symposiums, seminars, forums, and townhall meetings.One of ten children, Tavis is single and lives in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys a good game of Scrabble with friends.