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What a difference a year makes. One year ago today, I was in the middle of rehearsal for a planned 30-city multi-media stage show... Read my full statement here... tavistalks.com
“Why is PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger running from a deposition in my lawsuit?” Read my full update here: tavistalks.com
Ten months ago, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, PBS pulled the plug on my nightly talk show amid a sexual misconduct probe, saying that it had “uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the... read my update in full here: tavistalks.com
Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, redefined the United Nations as the first black African to head the organization. RIP Kofi Annan. #KofiAnnan
My dear friend Aretha Franklin meant so much to so many. I am grateful for our time together. #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul twitter.com/NolanFeeney/st…
This one hurts. Deep. Going to miss hanging out with the Queen. RIP “Queen of Soul.” #ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul
Today, we remember the life and legacy of Maya Angelou. Here she speaks about living in an "unfriendly" world. ow.ly/ooVr30kbAJg
#ICYMI Sign-up today to receive my weekly newsletter "Five for Friday". In tomorrow's newsletter, sneak a peek at a book I'm reading about Martin Luther King Jr's. time at seminary. tavistalks.com/fiveforfriday/ #fiveforfriday
#ICYMI In my weekly newsletter "Five for Friday", I share insights into some of the things that compel me each week. Sneak a peek at a book I'm reading about Martin Luther King Jr's. time at seminary. Get Five for Friday by signing-up at tavistalks.com
Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mother and to all mothers! #ICYMI I shared a special Mother's Day message in my new weekly newsletter #FiveForFriday. To hear it, sign-up for my newsletter at tavistalks.com .
I've started a weekly newsletter called "Five For Friday" sharing insights into some of the things that compel me each week. Sneak a peek at a fave song in honor of Mother's Day ow.ly/xA0930jX0Xp Get Five For Friday by signing-up for my newsletter tavistalks.com
Join me on @thewordnetwork (TWN) every TUE 9pm ET/6pm PT; THU 11pm ET/8pm PT; SAT 1pm & 1:30 pm ET/10am & 10:30 am PT. WATCH VIA TWN on your cable tv provider or mobile app; live stream on thewordnetwork.org & a variety of devices: Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, Apple TV.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., @thewordnetwork and I want you to have this special two DVD disc collection called MLK50: A Call to Conscience. For more info watch the video below & visit thewordnetwork.org.
Honored to be speaking at the #Inglewood Area Minister’s Association's 35th Annual #Prayer Breakfast on May 3rd, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. I hope you'll join me. This year's theme is “Eternity is our future & our future appears mighty bright.” Rev 22:1-4 #IAMA #losangeles #keepthefaith
Haven’t talked to my friend and brother @RubenNavarrette in many years, but I appreciate the support. fresnobee.com/opinion/opn-co…
Thank you to everyone who watched and shared MLK50: A Call to Conscience.
We’re in hour 2 of our tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An encore broadcast will begin immediately following at 11pm ET/10pm CT/ 8pm PT. Watch on tv via @thewordnetwork via The Word Network mobile app or watch the live stream on thewordnetwork.org. #MLK50
Just moments away, join us for our 2-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm PT. Watch on your tv via @thewordnetwork via The Word Network mobile app or watch the live stream on thewordnetwork.com. #MLK50
This looks amazing @tavissmiley! FYI...If your cable provider does not carry The Word Network, download the app or go to their website to watch the livestream! #MLK50 twitter.com/tavissmiley/st…
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If you don't have access to The Word Network, you can go to their website and view the Live Streaming at: thewordnetwork.org  -or- download their APP on your mobile device. twitter.com/tavissmiley/st…
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On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was tragically gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. We commemorate the 50th anniversary of his untimely death. TONITE watch our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience” on @thewordnetwork at 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT.
TOMORROW Wed, Apr 4 tune into @thewordnetwork at 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT, for our 2-hour tribute to Dr. King called, “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” An encore performance will follow at 11pm ET/10pm CT/8pm PT. #MLK Fact #20 - Dr. King's undelivered sermon "Why America May Go to Hell"
#MLK Fact #19 of 20. Of his witness and conviction, in what would be one of his final conversations, Dr. King said, “I’d rather be dead than be afraid.” Tune into @thewordnetwork this Wed., April 4th, 9pm ET/6pm PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” #MLK50
MLK Fact #18 of 20. In the last year of his life, nearly 75% of Americans thought Dr. King was irrelevant, and he had an approval rating at or below 40%. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9pm ET/6pm PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” #MLK50
#MLK Fact #17 of 20. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s close friend and confidant Harry Belafonte supported him until his death when most others abandoned him. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
#MLK Fact #16 of 20. After speaking out against the Vietnam War, Dr. King’s loyal supporters turned against him. Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. King you may not know. @thewordnetwork Wed., Apr 4, 9pm ET/6pm PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” #MLK50
#MLK Fact #15 of 20. Prior to his assassination, Dr. King was spearheading the original “Occupy” movement to force then Pres. Johnson to do something about poverty. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9pm ET/6pm PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” #MLK50
Did you know Dr. King’s first love was a woman named Betty? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know the King holiday became nationally recognized in 2000? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Did you know, sadly, the King family was no stranger to violent aggressors? Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know Dr. King and Malcolm X were both assassinated at 39 years old? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., Apr 4, 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know more than 900 streets are named in honor of Dr. King? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know Dr. King is the youngest male to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., Apr 4, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. King you may not know. Did you know Dr. King & Geo. Washington are the only other Americans to have his birthday as a national holiday? Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., Apr 4, 9:00 pm ET, for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Did you know, Dr. King’s fight for Civil Rights landed him in jail more than 30 times? Watch @thewordnetwork on Wed., Apr. 4th, 9:00 pm ET/6:00 p PT for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know Dr. King was a Trekkie who persuaded @NichelleIsUhura to stay on the show? Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. King you may not know. Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Did you know Dr. King's sermon "If I Had Sneezed" was written after he narrowly skirted death following a stabbing? Thru April 4, we’ll share a little known fact about Dr. King. Tune in to @thewordnetwork Wed., April 4th, 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT for “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
#ICYMI Every day through April 4, we’re sharing a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. @thewordnetwork twitter.com/tavissmiley/st…
Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Did you know the newlywed King’s spent their honeymoon in a funeral parlor? Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT for our tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Did you know Dr. King entered Morehouse College at the age of 15? Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Today thru April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. Did you know Martin was not given Dr. King’s given first name? Tune into @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.”
Tune in to @thewordnetwork on Wed., April 4th, 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT, for our 2-hour tribute to Dr. King “MLK50: A Call to Conscience.” Every day until April 4, we’ll share a fact about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you may not know. facebook.com/TavisTalks/vid…
So pleased to announce the premiere of our 2-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on @thewordnetwork, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, and 6pm Pacific. An encore performance will air at 11pm Eastern that same evening. #MLK50 #martinlutherking
@tavissmiley will premiere a 2-hour special on #TheWordNetwork on April 4, 2018, from 9:00pm to 11:00pm ET. This special includes a documentary regarding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Attention DC area! @tavissmiley is on the road with his Conversation Men, Women and the Workplace tour! He's speaking tonight at GWU! RSVP... join Tavis with special guests for this FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event. facebook.com/events/1630881…
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Thank you to the panel and all who attended last night’s discussion in New Orleans. (Link: Video) We'll see you TONIGHT 1/31 in Washington D.C., in Chicago 2/1 and Indianapolis 2/2. All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. facebook.com/TavisTalks/vid…
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Thanks to everyone who joined us in our first town hall last night in LA. We look forward to continuing the conversation in 4 more cities this week: New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Indianapolis. All events are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP: facebook.com/pg/TavisTalks/…
Come join "The Conversation: Women, Men and the Workplace" as we gather a panel of experts to discuss how to create safe, healthy workplaces where women and men can engage each other with respect and without fear of reprisal. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC facebook.com/TavisTalks/vid…
In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday, we share a clip from my 2005 conversation with Coretta Scott King, his widow. This conversation would be her last national, public conversation. youtu.be/J5IP61dgOkw
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