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New Laws Could Keep Many From Voting

CNN’s Carol Costello speaks with Tavis Smiley and Cornell West on the strict new ID rules that could keep many from polls.

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Cornel West issues a Poverty Manifesto

Read the original article here by Linda Matchan at the Boston Globe!   WHO Cornel West WHAT The educator, activist, and and former Harvard professor is touring the country with broadcaster Tavis Smiley to stir up interest in their new “poverty manifesto” called “The Rich and the Rest of Us.” ‘We are trying to shatter [...]

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Washington, DC: June 1 – 7:00 PM

Washington, DC Friday, June 1, 2012 – 7:00pm   The Temple of Praise 700 Southern Ave. SE Washington, DC 20032e   Admission: Free and open to the public Space is limited, please arrive early – Doors open at 6:00pm For More information call: 202.561.0100  

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Atlanta, GA: May 31 – 7:00 PM

Atlanta, GA Thursday, May 31, 2012 – 7:00pm   Loews Atlanta Hotel Salon DEF 1065 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, Georgia, 30309   FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, please arrive early. All attendees must register for admittance.   Register HERE: http://richandtherestofus.eventbrite.com/   Doors open at 6:00 PM. Please arrive early; doors will [...]

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Houston: May 30, 2012 – 7:00PM

Houston, TX Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – 7:00pm   The Fountain of Praise 13950 Hillcroft Ave Houston, TX 77085 Admission: Free and open to the public Space is limited, please arrive early – Doors open at 6:00pm For More information call: 713.578.7454  

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Chicago: May 29 – 7:00 PM

CHICAGO, IL Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 7:00pm   Saint Sabina Church 1210 W 78th Place Chicago, IL 60620 Washington, DC 20002 Admission: Free and open to the public Space is limited, please arrive early – Doors open at 6:00pm For More information call: 773.483.4300

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Carson Daly and Tavis Smiley!

Check out a clip from Tavis’ hip conversation with Carson Daly on his very late-night talk show “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

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Tavis and Cornel on Morning Joe – Monday 4/30

Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West join Morning Joe to discuss their new book “The Rich and the Rest of Us,” what they learned from their so-called “Poverty Tour” around the U.S., and why they believe the politicians haven’t made the country’s poor a priority. Watch on the original site.

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Tavis Smiley battles O’Reilly on media and race

Watch the full video here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1620263928001/tavis-smiley-battles-oreilly-on-media-and-race May 3, 2012 – 5:08 – A race attack in Virgina provokes a controversial debate on media and race on the O’Reilly Factor.

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Tavis Smiley Says Fight Poverty With Living-Wage Jobs

Read the whole article here: http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2012051803/tavis-smiley-fight-poverty-living-wage-jobs   As the political establishment prepares to do battle Friday over what is likely to be another mediocre jobs report, talk-show host Tavis Smiley this afternoon called for a living-wage jobs program as part of an all-out offensive against poverty in America. “What we need is a program for [...]

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Smiley & West on Face the Nation!

Posted originally by Leigh Ann Caldwell on: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57418553/cornel-west-and-tavis-smiley-poverty-in-america-threatens-democracy/   (CBS News) PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley said on “Face the Nation” Sunday that poverty in America “threatens our very democracy,” and that it threatens our national security. Smiley and Princeton Professor Cornel West, co-authors of the new book The Rich and the Rest of Us (Smiley Books), [...]

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TheRoot.com – Smiley & West: Still Fighting for the Poor

from: Smiley and West: Still Fighting for the Poor-A new book by the duo tries to make poverty an issue for the 2012 election. By: Steven Gray   If there’s any doubt that the economic crisis persists, consider the takeaways from recent headlines: The official unemployment rate remains 8.2 percent. One in six Americans — [...]

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Smiley & West on the Colbert Report

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West talk about their book on American poverty, “The Rich and the Rest of Us.”

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Smiley & West on America’s “warped priorities”

Professor Cornel West insists “Barack Obama is better than Mitt Romney when it comes to poor people,” but he and talk show host Tavis Smiley tell Bob Schieffer that the American political system fails the poor because of its “warped priorities.”

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Morning Joe – Smiley & West

Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West join Morning Joe to discuss their new book “The Rich and the Rest of Us,” what they learned from their so-called “Poverty Tour” around the U.S., and why they believe the politicians haven’t made the country’s poor a priority.   Check out the second video!

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