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“BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days” is an honest glimpse into the superstar’s life. Weaving in snapshots of various stages of Jacksons’ life, from his humble childhood to his first success, to ’80s celebrity and his ongoing physical transformation, BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME gives fans a front-row seat to the performer’s relentless campaign to recharge his career—reaffirming his place as the world’s preeminent entertainer. Available everywhere Tuesday, June 21. http://amzn.to/1Uad5Wo
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An artist of true genius and explosive talent with working class roots, Michael Jackson rose to icon status, revolutionizing popular culture for over four decades. “BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days” traces the roller-coaster last weeks of musical highs and lows leading up to his unexpected death. Available everywhere Tuesday, June 21. http://amzn.to/1Uad5Wo
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When I think of Muhammad Ali, I think of first not of his dominance inside the ring, but rather of his profound courage and deep love for all of humanity. Read more in my USA TODAY Op-Ed. http://usat.ly/1Y4C0tX
It begins in small ways, small settings, small acts. You have to exercise courage like a muscle.
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Sunday morning, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address at DePauw University. I talked to the 2016 graduating class about the American "ideals" we profess versus some of the "ideas" being promulgated in our current political discourse. I asked two essential questions: Who are we really? What kind of country do we want to be? You can read more here http://bit.ly/1TrrPQl
"Ideal" certainly seemed the proper description for the weather Sunday, but "ideal" is far from the adjective DePauw University commencement speaker Tavis Smiley would ever enlist to describe the country's current political climate. "America needs your leadership," broadcaster and author Smiley told 533 bachelor's degree recipients, parents and friends as DePauw's 177th annual commencement unfolded Sunday morning and early afternoon at Holton Mem...
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The last lesson in my new book “50 for Your Future: Lessons From Down The Road” is that YOU get to decide who you want to be. YOU get to decide the kind of life you want to live, the legacy you want to leave. No one else. Who are you really? “50 for Your Future” available everywhere NOW! http://bit.ly/1RBgki4
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My fave pic of Prince and me. A silhouette shot by his photog that he had framed for me.
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In collaboration with the National Center for State Courts, on my PBS show this week, we will explore the U.S. judicial system in COURTING JUSTICE a series of unprecedented televised town hall meetings to address court reform with judges and advocates from around the country. Be sure to tune in. Check your local listings. http://ow.ly/vDUr301q1IO
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In A Perfect World (IAPW) Founder, Manuela Testolini, announces that school to be built in honor of late former husband, Prince, will be constructed in Malawi. Learn more http://www.iapw.org/prince_malawi
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Just in case you missed it. Check out my tribute to Muhammad Ali on CBS Sunday Morning. #RIPGOAT http://cbsn.ws/211d31F
The TV host says the boxing great served as a bridge to his estranged dad
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Too many fellow citizens are subjected to injustice almost daily. For them, what stings most is justice. This one is unconscionable, unacceptable, unbearable. Justice can no longer keep her eyes wide shut. Read more of my Op-Ed in TIME. http://ti.me/1X9t86X
Tavis Smiley: 'Too many fellow citizens are subjected to injustice almost daily'
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Hi this GUY should be in JAIL with no BOND, it's clear that he don't fear GOD. If you do the crime you must do the time, because some people are in prison for being of color. this man has messed up that girl for life. I pray that she seek's GOD For Delivered,from this predictors wrong doing. if he was black he would have KNOTS on his HEAD to this DAY.
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If you're looking for a gift idea for that special mom in your life, you might want to pick up "My Journey With Maya". For over twenty years Maya Angelou and I had an ongoing debate about which was the greatest virtue, courage or love. I'd say love, she would say courage. Her wisdom helped to guide me through some of the most challenging times in my life. http://bit.ly/1rxa4mf
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Chatting backstage in Las Vegas, and, other than his friendship, my most treasured gift from him.
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#blacklivesmatter  !!!!!!!!   #glorychristjesus  !!!!!!!    Now PRINCE and VANITY can RIP.  Amen.   GLORY HALLELUJAH !!!!!!!!!      
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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