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How to Make Black America Better: Leading African Americans Speak Out
by Tavis Smiley
Issuing a powerful call for constructive social action, the popular radio and television commentator Tavis Smiley has assembled the voices of leading African American artists, intellectuals, and politicians from Chuck D to Cornel West to Maxine Waters. How to Make Black America Better takes a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach that includes Smiley’s own ten challenges ...more
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
(first published 2001)
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Definitely a book that encourages Black America as a whole. Like Tavis Smiley asserted in the book, "While America does owe us something, we owe each other far more." Reading this book allowed me to feel accomplished, almost as every word was directed exclusively to me. In the book, there was discussion of HBCU's (historically black colleges & universities), as a student of CAU, a HBCU...it was uplifting to know that I am doing my part to better black America, towards the end there was plent ...more
Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996 he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Con ...moreMore about Tavis Smiley...