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The Poverty Tour 2.0 Hits the Road

 “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 [...]

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The Rich and the Rest of Us at the DNC

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 [...]

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Poverty Tour 2.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Leshelle Sargent lsargent@tavistalks.com 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 [...]

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The High Bar with Tavis and Cornel!

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 [...]

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Poverty in America

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 [...]

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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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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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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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Smiley & West on Ted Nugent

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 [...]

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Smiley & West talk with Gretchen Carlson

Smiley & West talk with Gretchen Carlson

Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West, authors of “The Rich and the Rest of us, a Poverty Manifesto”, talk with Fox & Friends Gretchen Carlson about the rising poverty problem in the US.

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