This week on The Tavis Smiley Show


Panel Discussion – The Black Arts Movement

The seminal works of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s have been compiled in a comprehensive volume titled “S.O.S. – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader.” The co-editors of the anthology – poet Sonia Sanchez, and Professors John H. Bracey and James Smethurst of the Afro-American Studies department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – join us to discuss the impact of the Black Arts Movement.

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Robert Ferguson – Healthy Living in Communities of Color

Healthy living can be a difficult challenge in communities of color – access to fresh and nutritious food is often lacking, and better education on making healthy choices is sorely needed. Certified nutritionist Robert Ferguson, C.E.O. of the health outreach company Diet Free Life, joins us to discuss some of the solutions.

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Cassandra Wilson – “Coming Forth By Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday”

Billie Holiday, the iconic singer known as Lady Day, would have turned 100 this year. Holiday inspired another vocalist who has become an icon in her own right – Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson. She joins us to share her new album celebrating Holiday’s centennial year, “Coming Forth By Day: A Tribute To Billie Holiday.”

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Quote of the week

Inexperience is not inability.