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Tavis Smiley

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The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.

— Tavis Smiley

#legacy #life #morality #life

We believe that when you make Black America better - you make all of America better.

— Tavis Smiley

#believe #better #black #black america #make

History is replete with examples of moments in time when we talk about deficit reduction and try to advance on it around the world, that is, where it leads to job losses, not job creation.

— Tavis Smiley

#advance #around #creation #deficit #deficit reduction

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?

— Tavis Smiley

#grow #grow up #guy #his #how

I still think in this country, and this might surprise you, the one thing that George Bush said as president that I do agree with, I love that phrase, 'the soft bigotry of low expectations.'

— Tavis Smiley

#bush #country #expectations #george #george bush

I thought our community should have a deep dialogue to make black America better. I believe if we make black America better, we make all of America better.

— Tavis Smiley

#believe #better #black #black america #community

In some states, not even 50 percent of black boys finish high school.

— Tavis Smiley

#even #finish #high #high school #percent

This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.

— Tavis Smiley

#being #destiny #folk #got #hands

This is not a skill problem, this is a will problem. Does America have the will to make education a priority? We know the things that work. Why don't we scale up those things that do work.

— Tavis Smiley

#does #education #know #make #priority

This whole notion of a post racial America was nonsense from the very beginning. It was a bad idea, a bad notion, a bad formulation when it was first raised.

— Tavis Smiley

#bad #bad idea #beginning #first #formulation

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On December 12 2008 Smiley received the Du Bois Medal from Harvard University's W. Every week after meeting Bradley's staff Smiley wrote a letter to the mayor's office asking for an internship and once flew to Los Angeles to appeal. Controversy over Presidential Candidate Barack Obama
On April 11 2008 Tavis Smiley announced that he would resign in June 2008 as a commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

They were featured together interviewing musician Bill Withers in the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991 and starting in 1996 he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Tavis Smiley (/ˈtævɨs/; born September 13 1964) is an American talk show host author liberal political commentator entrepreneur advocate and philanthropist.

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