Yvette Carnell: Tom Joyner Is Calling Tavis Smiley a Corporate Sell-Out?


by Yvette Carnell Stop the presses and mark the day. On July 1st, media personality Tom Joyner -chief peddler  of the culture of consumerism in the black community-took a break from picking the pockets of black people to blast his former aces Cornel West and Tavis Smiley. And get this, Smiley and West hadn’t even […]

Raynard Jackson: Open Letter to Tom Joyner


I have known Tom Joyner (nationally syndicated radio host) for many years. We are not hanging out buddies, but we have always enjoyed talking and joking with each other.  He is an “old school” soul who has done a lot of good in his life.  But, in recent years, his very public fight with Tavis […]

Dr. Boyce and Wilmer Leon: Was Tom Joyner Wrong to Reference Tavis and Cornel’s Sexuality?


In a recent article expressing his frustration with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, Tom Joyner spoke to his belief that West and Smiley had directly created the environment under which men like Mark Halperin felt comfortable referring to President Obama as a D*ck.  Joyner then made matters quite personal by referring to Cornel as Tavis’ […]

Dr. Boyce: Tom Joyner’s Tasteless Assault on Tavis Smiley and Cornel West


I love Tom Joyner.  In case you’re wondering, in “black political speak,” when a commentator mentions that they love someone, that means that they are about to crack a walnut over their forehead.  I remember Tavis Smiley telling Al Sharpton that he loved him right before he proceeded to attack him with the ferocity of […]

Tom Joyner Lays a Broadside Into Tavis Smiley and Cornel West


by Tom Joyner. Before I get to Mark Halperin, let me give you a little background. They say that if you’re angry with someone, you should write a letter, get all the mean stuff out, and then tear it up or delete it. When you’re a little more calm, you write another letter or confront […]

Mo Kelly Report: Is Tavis Smiley a Hypocrite for Working with R. Kelly?


Everybody must be lying except R. Kelly. For you to support R. Kelly, that is what you must believe. Otherwise it’s difficult to reconcile supporting the singer/songwriter on any level, artistic or otherwise. We can have the shallow and rehashed debate of separating the artist from his/her artistry, but to do so is to deny […]

Is the Obama Administration Being Sloppy on Black Unemployment?

Tavis Smiley criticizes Obama

by Wayne Hodges, Your Black World. WASHINGTON – With black unemployment marinating at an unfathomable 16%, philanthropist and talk show host Tavis Smiley has an impudent message for President Barack Obama: “Put black folk back to work!” A few days ago, while promoting his new book (Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success From Failure), Smiley […]

Tavis Smiley Speaks to Dr. Marc Lamont Hill about President Obama


In this interview on “Our World with Black Enterprise,” host Marc Lamont Hill speaks with Tavis Smiley about President Barack Obama and Smiley’s new book, “Failing Up.” Click here to watch.        

Dr. Boyce, Jesse Jackson and Tavis Smiley Speak Tomorrow Morning


Your Black World Reports. Tomorrow morning, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Tavis Smiley and Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak on the air at 8 am EST.  The show, “Keep Hope Alive with Jesse Jackson,” will center itself around Dr. Watkins’ article about black unemployment and what he calls “The Great Black Disconnect for Obama.” Dr. Watkins says […]