Interesting article by Jerimah Noonoo over at the Houston Chronicle. He writes, Tavis Smiley drew fire during last year’s presidential campaign when he chastised candidate Barack Obama for not attending the 2008 State of the Black Union forum. His critics, most of them black, were baffled that an African-American could speak out against the potential first black president.
One columnist charged that “ego was out of whack.” But the radio show host and commentator, who appears at a town hall meeting at 6:30 Friday at Houston’s Ensemble Theater, 3535 Main, maintains that he was merely doing what he had done for nearly two decades, “checking” people, or calling them out in public. In a telephone interview this week with the Chronicle’s Jemimah Noonoo, he praised President Obama and said the two had spoken half a dozen times last year during the “drama.” Read the article HERE.
AAPP: Here comes another new book. Tavis is really getting his hustle on. Good for him, bad for us. Here he comes with another book for "community action" or a blue print of old school activism. Tavis loves to gather a group of old and new school black intellectuals who meet, talk and accomplish nothing, but meeting and talking. Hey, but he got a new book.