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2013-09-13 12:24:20

Deadline for Entries: October 13, 2013 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland have issued a "Last Call for Submissions" for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge. The deadline for entries is October 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge will award a minimum of $25,000 each to three social innovators, one in each of the target impact...

2013-07-12 12:23:35

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Broadcaster Tavis Smiley, in partnership with the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, will launch a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society's most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education, and sustainability. The inaugural TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge invites aspiring entrepreneurs to develop transformative solutions to affect positive change for...

2013-03-21 08:28:55

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: "Education Under Arrest" Premieres Tuesday, March 26 at 8pm on PBS LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new episode of TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS (TSR), a primetime special on PBS, looks at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens, as well as the efforts by educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves to end what has become known as "the school-to-prison...

2013-03-05 08:25:09

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: "Education Under Arrest" Premieres Tuesday, March 26 at 8pm on PBS LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new episode of TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS (TSR), a primetime special on PBS, looks at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens, as well as the efforts by educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves to end what has become known as "the...

2013-01-14 02:25:51

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, Monday, January 14, 2013, TAVIS SMILEY celebrates 10 years on PBS by revisiting some memorable moments and conversations over the years. It all begins with President Barack Obama, followed by conversations with musical icons Prince and James Taylor, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, and the late civil rights pioneer Coretta Scott King (Check local listings). Later this month, Tavis will sit down with Grammy Award-winning...

2012-11-15 08:26:25

This January, Smiley and his All-Star Panel discuss a 'Vision for a New America' LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress convenes to determine the fate of the 50 million Americans living in poverty and a shattered middle class stalled in a jobless recovery, broadcaster Tavis Smiley is calling on everyday people from coast to coast to urge President Barack Obama to convene a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America. Smiley will...

2012-07-17 23:00:05

Joshua Flaum and Weily Apps Launch UrFace, an Application that Replaces Popular Emoticons with Images of Users Face. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Joshua Flaum and Weily Apps, a leader in the development of fun, mobile apps, has announced the launch of the emoticon application UrFace. Users will now have the ability to replace popular emoticons with images of their own face; creating a fun and customized messaging experience. Until recently, expressing ones range of emotions...

2012-04-19 02:27:22

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of Smiley & West distributed by Public Radio International (PRI), pay tribute to the Academy Award®-winning husband-and-wife songwriting duo Alan and Marilyn Bergman - and enjoy a surprise visit from legendary singer and philanthropist, Barbra Streisand. Smiley and West pay homage to the Bergman's stellar lyrical career and learn the secrets behind their 54 year marriage. Unbeknownst to...

2012-04-11 06:23:38

NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National: The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference will host a post-Conference Center for Black Literature Fundraiser with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, located at 695 Park Ave. (at E. 68th Street), New York, N.Y. Smiley and West will discuss their new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto; this event...

2012-03-27 02:26:11

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Macy Gray, newly signed with 429 Records, will perform on Conan tonight and will appear on Tavis Smiley to celebrate the release of "COVERED"--a collection of all new recordings of handpicked songs she's chosen to reinterpret in her own inimitable fashion. She'll perform her interpretation of My Chemical Romance's smash single "Teenagers" with a full band and a choir of teenagers backing her up. Produced by Hal Willner (Lou...