Tavis Smiley & Cornel West
"The Poverty Tour 2.0" To Battleground States
The Poverty Tour 2.0
As U.S. poverty climbs to a level unseen in nearly half a century, Smiley and...
“Poverty is the new slavery”
Tavis appeared on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” and delivered an unsettling...
End Poverty Now!
DemocracyNow.org - The latest census data shows nearly one in two Americans, or 150 million people, have fallen into poverty — or could be classified as low income.
Smiley & West are going on a road trip to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice.
Our Inspiration: “I choose to identify with the underprivileged, I choose to identify with the poor, I choose to give my life for the hungry, I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity. . .This is the way I’m going. If it means suffering a little bit, I’m going that way. If it means sacrificing, I’m going that way. If it means dying for them, I’m going that way, because I heard a voice saying “DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“In this nation I see tens of millions of its citizens, a substantial part of its whole population, who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of today call the necessities of life.” Franklin D. Roosevelt