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Monday, February 25, 2008

Just Wondering about Tavis Smiley, aka, Prince of the "State of the Black Union"

Tavis Smiley's "State of the Black Union" brought out thousands of black folks. the Morning Session (February 23, 2008) 3 hr. 23 min was just as exciting as the Afternoon Session (February 23, 2008) 3 hr. 53 min. His effort through the Covenant with Black America is noteworthy. I have always wondered what happens after the event. Do the many hundreds of folks the converge in cities across America ever do anything? Are movements truly created, or is it just The Tavis Smiley Show, with your host, Tavis Smiley? Is Tavis the next Jessie Jackson? the next NAACP President? It seems that the NAACP, National Urban League and other black groups always come out with, "a state of" paper, report, or research every year. But nothing seems to get done. No real change in the lives of the people who need our help the most - the poor. I have to wonder if Tavis Smiley is the next big ego for black folks to follow? I was just, wondering...

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