Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
"Biography and Autobiography in One"
With the insight and compassion that he brought to his best-selling telling of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley provides a glimpse into the superstar's life in this emotional, honest, yet celebratory audiobook. Listeners will witness Jackson's campaign to recharge his career - hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency - while his one goal remained: to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen.
New York Times best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations - denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.
"An important book"
Tavis Smiley and Maya Angelou met in 1986, when he was 21 and she was 58. For the next 28 years, Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, music, religion, and race. In My Journey with Maya, Smiley beautifully recounts a friendship filled with conversation that began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, accompanied the revered writer on a sojourn to Ghana.
"Smiley's Friendship with the Amazing Maya"
Accountable examines present-day conditions and the consequences for America. At its core, this book is a tool with which the community can evaluate the successes or failures of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful book acknowledges the mistakes of the past while offering hope and inspiration for a better future.
"A must listen to book"
Hear some of the most influential and dynamic black leaders and thinkers as they engage in a healthy debate on the "State of Entrepreneurship in Black America". Become more conscious of the business world around you and your current role in it. Find out what it would take for you to start your own business and become your own boss.
Is there success after failure? Talk show greats Tavis Smiley and Phil Donohue discuss.
"Tavis Smiley: Why Is Obama Going Only to Dallas?" is from the July 11, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Tavis Smiley and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"Tavis Smiley: Ali, Mandela and Training for Courage" is from the June 06, 2016, Sportssection of The USA Today. It was written by Tavis Smiley and narrated by Mark Ashby.