Cornell West, Tavis Smiley

The Rich and the Rest of Us

Cornell West, Tavis Smiley

Talk: The Rich and the Rest of Us

Interview starts at 16:08. Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West are doing a nationwide tour to promote their new book, "The Rich and the Rest of Us." The Black Googler Network (BGN) will be hosting them for a YouTube live stream of a moderated chat.

Cornell West

Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, social activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist.

The Rich and the Rest of Us

Record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation—these are the realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class poor. Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, co-hosts of Public Radio's Smiley & West , now take on the “P” word—poverty.

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