Tavis Smiley

Across our media landscape the number of Black faces representing us as anchors, pundits, and hosts are slim to none. But in the last decade, a number of esteemed journalists, politicians, and educators have made the transition from their respectful careers to the TV screen analyzing everything from civil rights issues to entertainment, sports, and […]

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 criticsim of President Barack Obama. During the interview, Smiley is unapologetic about his criticism of Obama saying, “My job has always been […]

Steve Harvey holds no punches in a recent broadcast that lambashes the two Black civil leaders for hating on Obama despite their so-called mission to support Black progress. READ MORE TO HEAR IT IN LENGTH>>>

During a rally in Chicago Sunday, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, and Minister Louis Farrakhan criticized President Obama on his political base, and his alleged negligence to the poor. “President Obama should acknowledge the poor and come back home to his base — even if it means being a one-term president,” Farrakhan said to an […]

PBS host Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West went on CNN yesterday to talk about their nationwide “Poverty Tour” and President Obama. Instead, they got into a debate with CNN anchor, Carol Costello. Smiley and West appeared on “American Morning” and went straight on the attack of President Obama’s debt ceiling deal. “I think this […]

A new op-ed in TheGrio today by Jaquen Castellanos talks about the continuing attacks on President Obama by Princeton Professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley. In an interview on CNN with Piers Morgan this past Wednesday, West explained why he previously referred to the president as a “black mascot” for “Wall Street […]

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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 […]