September 21, 2011
From Outkast rapper Big Boi to Cornel West to Kim Kardashian, stars of all types have been tweeting support for the death row inmate.
by Les Payne onSeptember 14, 2011
Harvard's Randall Kennedy used the TV host's show to debunk his rants about Obama.
by John McWhorter onSeptember 7, 2011
The issues are more complicated than our "conversation" will concede.
by Lauren Williams onAugust 31, 2011
VIDEO: In an interview with Tavis Smiley airing Wednesday night on PBS, the disgraced Detroit ex-mayor talks maturity and being in solitary confinement.
by Jonathan Capehart onAugust 17, 2011
Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart says the poverty bus tour led by Princeton professor Cornel West and broadcaster Tavis Smiley is a flawed vehicle for discussion.
by Lynette Holloway onAugust 9, 2011
Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and Louis Farrakhan met in Father Michael Pfleger's church to press for a focus on the poor.
by Clarence Page onJuly 31, 2011
In his Chicago Tribune column, Clarence Page looks at whether President Obama's popularity is taking a hit among black voters because of the economy.
by Lynette Holloway onJuly 22, 2011
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West told The Root about their planned 15-city bus tour.
July 5, 2011
The hotel maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of forcing her into a sexual encounter has lost her status as a sympathetic figure in the American media. Plus: Joyner says Smiley, West created climate for Halperin.
by John McWhorter onMarch 15, 2011
Talking about racism or special programs for blacks will not change the future of African Americans. Ending the war on drugs will.
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