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Tavis Smiley
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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
"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

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Join us @Everytable’s opening on Saturday at 11am. Everytable makes fresh, healthy food affordable for the community, with most meals under $4. RSVP here: bit.ly/ETSoLA #goodtogo #everytablesouthLA
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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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