“THE POVERTY TOUR 2.0” HITS THE ROAD IN FOUR BATTLEGROUND STATES Tavis Smiley and Cornel West kick off the tour in Ohio, September 12, coinciding with the release of a new U.S. Census Bureau report on poverty WASHINGTON, DC (September 10, 2012) — The U.S. Census Bureau isexpected to announce this Wednesday, September 12, that [...]
HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER AND SMILEYBOOKS GIFT EXHIBIT VISITORS WITH A FREE COPY OF THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO DURING THE 2012 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION This inspiring and thought-provoking book seeks an end to poverty Charlotte, NC (August 30, 2012) – When the Democratic National Convention convenes in Charlotte, NC [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leshelle Sargent firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (646) 484-4963 TAVIS SMILEY AND CORNEL WEST TAKE “THE POVERTY TOUR 2.0” TO BATTLEGROUND STATES As U.S. poverty climbs to a level unseen in nearly half a century, Smiley and West reassert that America’s poor cannot be ignored during this election season WASHINGTON, DC (July [...]
Originally posted on: ieet.org For 40 years academics were duped into idolizing the idea of unfettered markets, says Cornel West, and now our society is paying a terrible price.
Watch the original video and read the original article here! by Warren Etheredge Chances are, if you’re watching this episode, you are a member of the 99%. Unfortunately, in this case, there is little safety in numbers. As the gap between the Haves and the Have Nothings grows, our nation suffers, not just our bank [...]
Originally shown at: The Ed Show @ ed.msnbc.msn.com on June 1st! A look at poverty In America, with starkly different visions from President Obama and Mitt Romney. Tavis Smiley and Cornell West, co-authors of the book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, join Ed Schultz to discuss poverty in America [...]
CNN’s Carol Costello speaks with Tavis Smiley and Cornell West on the strict new ID rules that could keep many from polls.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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), [...]
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 — [...]
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!
from: http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/18/clips-from-last-night-cornel-west-and-tavis-smiley-on-ted-nugents-off-the-wall-comments-and-the-trayvon-martin-shooting/?hpt=pm_bn2 Piers Morgan talked with the hosts of Public Radio International’s “Smiley & West” Tavis Smiley and Cornel West last night. West and Smiley are currently traveling the country on a “Poverty Manifesto Tour” but took some time to talk with Piers about the current election and the Trayvon Martin shooting. Smiley remembers a [...]