Community Leader and Host of a Late Night PBS Talk Show
Tavis Smiley is passionate about the need for Black Americans to find new ways to empower themselves and their communities—a message he shares on every medium, with conviction and courage, and especially in his keynote addresses. On his late night PBS talk show, he provides a rare forum where people on all points of the political spectrum, and across all races, can engage in civil dialog that is robust, enlightening and often very entertaining. A former aide to Los Angeles mayor the late Tom Bradley, Smiley is a beacon of the community
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