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Jan 04, 2016, 17:29 ET

Black Americans Have Lost Ground in Every Leading Economic Category

 In 2006, Tavis Smiley, along with a team of esteemed contributors, laid out a national plan of action to address the 10 most crucial issues...

Feb 05, 2013, 07:00 ET

Tavis Smiley's "FAIL UP" Now Out In Trade Paperback

 In 2009, TIME magazine named Tavis Smiley to its list of "The World's 100 Most Influential People." Surely such an overachiever could never be...

Jun 22, 2012, 08:00 ET
Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me by R. Kelly Releases June 28, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/SmileyBooks)

Who Is R. Kelly? Discover The Man Behind The Music In Soulacoaster: The Diary Of Me

  Beyond the chart-topping hits and the controversial headlines, Kelly lays bare the true life story of a complex soul and a musical genius...

Dec 09, 2009, 08:45 ET

R. Kelly to Release Memoir With SmileyBooks

R & B superstar R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly) will publish his memoir with SmileyBooks, the publisher announced today. A...