Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on their Poverty Tour
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Smiley hosts a PBS show and a radio talk show and is never afraid to speak his own opinion on matters concerning the African-American community. West is professor emeritus at Princeton University, and is the author on 20 books including the classic "Race Matters." He also appears frequently on television, proffering opinions on Real Time with Bill Maher, the Colbert Report and more.
Smiley has dubbed poverty "the new slavery." During the election season, the two sought to bring attention to poverty in America through The Poverty Tour 2.0: A Call to Conscience, and called for the issue to be discussed during the presidential debates.
Source: NOLA Defender