This week on The Tavis Smiley Show

Connie Rice – Aftermath of the Charleston Church Shootings

Civil rights attorney Connie Rice, co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project, shares her thoughts on how the shooting massacre of nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. represents a culmination of several critical issues pervasive in America.

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Brian Levin – The Hatred and Racism Behind the Church Murders

Civil rights attorney Brian Levin, a professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, discusses the undercurrent of hate and racism that prompted the murders at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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Sen. Ted Cruz – Republican Presidential Candidate

In March, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for president. In an extended conversation, Cruz tells us why he’s running, explains his criticisms of the Obama administration and lays out his vision for the campaign.

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Quote of the week

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