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UC Riverside Holds Seven Commencement Ceremonies
UC Riverside - RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- Noted broadcaster, author and philanthropist Tavis Smiley will be the keynote speaker for one of the seven UC Riverside commencement ceremonies that will be held June 11 though 14 on Pierce Hall lawn, near the campus bell tower.

Smiley, who is best known for tackling issues of race, diversity and ethnicity on his Public Radio International (PRI) program “The Tavis Smiley Show” and PBS television show “Tavis Smiley,” will speak at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 12, to master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates from the departments of psychology, sociology, religious studies and women's studies within the College of
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MLK's dream not yet redeemed, but its down payment is made
Beaumont Enterprise - Beaumont,tx,USA - Tavis Smiley admonished people for comparing Barack Obama with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Port Arthur brunch held in memory of the slain civil rights leader.

"I want to respectfully pick that thing apart," Smiley said. "Barack Obama is a politician. He's a masterful politician. We celebrate his masterfulness to gain the highest political office in the land.

"Martin Luther King was not a politician. He was a prophet and don't you ever get it twisted."

Smiley was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Support Group of Southeast Texas brunch held in Port Arthur.

He went
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Posted 1/19/2009 12:01:44 AM | Permalink
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