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UC Riverside Holds Seven Commencement Ceremonies
UC Riverside - RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- 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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Posted 6/4/2010 12:06:46 AM | Permalink
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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McMillan is an Essence Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a featured guest on Oprah's Life Class and has appeared on shows ranging from The View and Tavis Smiley to The Daily Show. As a speaker, McMillan dives into the many themes of her books ...

Los Angeles Times

Joe Jackson, patriarch of musical family of pop stars, dies at 89
Los Angeles Times
The pop star's relationship with his father was “troubled and often antagonistic,” according to David Ritz, who co-authored “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days” with Tavis Smiley. Advertisement. But in 2001 ...


PBS Suspends 'Tavis Smiley' Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation (EXCLUSIVE)
PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of 'Tavis Smiley,' produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” ...


Tavis Smiley's Alleged Misconduct Detailed in PBS Countersuit
PBS on Tuesday filed a countersuit against former talk-show host Tavis Smiley, seeking $1.9 million in salary and providing detail about the alleged misconduct that led to his show being canceled. The move comes in response to a suit filed in February ...


Tavis Smiley Files Racially Charged Lawsuit Against PBS Over His Firing After Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Based on this incomplete, trumped-up investigation, and in violation of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, PBS decided to use a technical provision in its contract with TSM to stop distributing Tavis Smiley – the only nightly ...

Kokomo Tribune

100 Objects: 86. Douglas Hogan Jr.
Kokomo Tribune
Nationally known commentator Tavis Smiley publicly credited Hogan for his own interest in public service and politics, and Smiley is just one of the numerous young men who benefited from Hogan's leadership and mentoring at New Bethel Tabernacle and ...

ABC News

Tavis Smiley fires back at sexual misconduct allegations: 'PBS made a huge mistake'
ABC News
Talk-show host Tavis Smiley defended himself again against sexual misconduct allegations today, saying, "PBS made a huge mistake here." PBS suspended the distribution of his namesake talk show earlier this month after an investigation, citing "multiple ...
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