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I’ll be at the South Florida Book Festival this weekend to discuss my appreciation for Dr. Maya Angelou and sign copies of my book, “My Journey with Maya.” I’d love to see you there. For more info http://bit.ly/1M4zXjM
One of the final public appearances by the late poet Maya Angelou was in South Florida, where local admiration for her work and wise counsel on social issues was represented in a standing-room-only audience at Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton in January, 2014. Angelou died four months later.
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In the wake of the massacre in Charleston, how can we as a nation reexamine the assumptions we hold and expand our inventory of ideas about the way we talk about race in America? In my latest commentary in TIME, I outline five points for consideration. Read more http://bit.ly/TIMETHS
Here’s how we can go forward with clarity and the resolve for change
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Don't let the evils of a few people lead us astray. Stick together. For God is love and not hate.One love . Bob Marley. 
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Black America is under attack. Unsafe. Unprotected. Subject to random violence. It's time to put people over politics before this happens yet again. These ugly incidents are testing our national character. Read more of my commentary in USA TODAY. http://usat.ly/1TxVWCW
Black America is under attack. Unsafe. Unprotected. Subject to random violence.
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I think the Devil is running rapid, he's winning & the whole world is under seige! We didn't hear about this type of stuff in the 80's-90's. For those who believe in Christ would also believe that we're TRULY! living i our last days. This is what happens when people are TAUGHT to hate! SO imagine if we lived in a world where we all were raised/taught to love 😫 This is what happens when you take prayer out of the schools/society! & force all types of sin down our childrens throats! #GetAgripWorld #GodIsNear
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I just finished a speech about servant leadership in Texas and headed to Chicago for the Printers Row Festival. If you’re in Chicago join me tomorrow at 12:30 PM in the Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium for a conversation about “My Journey With Maya.” #hustleeveryday #blessed http://bit.ly/ChiBookFest
Printers Row Lit Fest is the Midwests largest gathering of book lovers and runs June 6-7. It will play host to more than 200 authors and presenters in tents, stages, exhibits and indoor events stretching throughout the historic Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop.
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When we dare to witness the world in black and white, we can see it in a more honest and straightforward way. Read more of my article "The Problem With White-on-White Crime" in TIME http://ti.me/1K1dLE0
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Rewind. Just in case you missed it. Check out my conversation with MSNBC's "Weekends with Alex Witt" about my relationship with Maya Angelou. #MyJourneyWithMaya http://bit.ly/MAMSNBC
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It’s a dignity thing — democracy is threatened by racism and poverty. We must find the courage to address what kind of nation we want to be. If we don't have the courage, protests and riots–uprisings–could become the new normal.  Read more in TIME http://ti.me/1I1bpYf
It’s a dignity thing — democracy is threatened by racism and poverty
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The Summer 2015 issue of SAVOY magazine is on newsstands now and the cover features yours truly. In the story, I discuss my current work and witness and reveal a couple secrets about future projects! Pick up your copy and let me know your thoughts. 
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When I first heard about local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal posing as black, I laughed out loud. Who'd sign up to be black? I knew the jokes would come fast and furious and they did. Seriously, this situation is more than an opportunity for jokes, it's a chance to examine reality. Being black in America is a challenge. Read more of my commentary in TIME, "Who'd Sign Up to be Black?" http://ti.me/1BdHXMr
What we need are white fellow citizens unapologetically using their white faces, voices, hands, feet, heads, and hearts.
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Simply upsetting and offensive!  A very sad rendition of the Watermelon Man; however, this script lacks humor.
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My day today consisted of a working lunch with JJ Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot about the "Death Of A King" movie project. How is your day going?
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My day has gone well too Tavis. I met some cool people today while I was at lunch this afternoon who were visiting Grand Rapids from Chicago...
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Check out my recent interview with Ebony magazine on loving and missing Maya Angelou. When asked what I miss most, my reply was "…not having access to her spirit, to her soul, to her wisdom." Read more http://bit.ly/MAEbony
For nearly 30 years, Tavis Smiley was able to call a woman who the world knew as an American icon, activist, and leading literary voice, simply "Mother Maya." His friendship with Maya Angelou…
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We are who we are because somebody loved us. Maya Angelou showed me love and for that, I am a very fortunate man. Read more of my article, "Why I Called Maya Angelou Mother" in Time magazine. http://bit.ly/MATime
She opened her heart & her home to me
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shes was a great person the soul of a angel and gentle as a dove not rest in peace see u tommorow
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"You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people." -- Dr. Cornel West