Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, as well as “The Tavis Smiley Show” from Public Radio…

Tavis Smiley was set to deliver the keynote address at an MLK luncheon hosted by the Peoria Civic Center next week in central Illinois until a group of Obama supports demanded that he be replaced or face a boycott, Politico reports. One of Obama’s most consistent critics, Smiley has often accused the President of not […]

Bill O’Reilly had Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on his show on Tuesday and the group engaged in a heated discussion over the causes of poverty and the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. O’Reilly believes that people bare a personal responsibility for their own poverty, while West and Smiley argued about the government factors that contribute […]

President Obama critic Tavis Smiley went ballistic this past weekend on his TV show after Obama told African Americans to “stop complaining.” Obama, at the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the CBC Forum, said that African Americans need to get up and fight. “I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take […]

Television personality Tavis Smiley and political pundit Sean Hannity exchanged jabs against president Obama Thursday on Hannity’s FOX News television program. During the segment called is “President Obama Losing His Base?,” Hannity all but ignores Smiley’s real purpose of appearing on the show, to promote his new PBS special about the Black male achievement gap, […]

Television personality and author Tavis Smiley recently sat down with TheGrio to talk about his upcoming PBS special “Too Important to Fail,” which examines the black student education gap, and to address his criticism of President Barack Obama. During the interview, Smiley is unapologetic about his criticism of Obama saying, “My job has always been […]

During his syndicated radio show on our sister station Majic 107.5 / 97.5, Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama. After a listener sent an email about the duo’s tour being a hustle, Harvey didn’t shy away for offering his own opinion — […]

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Among the outspoken African-American political and social figures that have criticized President Obama for not doing more for black Americans in these tough economic times, Al Sharpton has emerged as the voice of support for Obama’s presidential initiatives designed to help all Americans. According to an article written for The Wall Street Journal, “President Barack […]