Birth Name: Tavis Smiley
Birth Place: Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
Born in Mississippi and raised in Indiana, Smiley grew up under the watchful eyes of a deeply religious mother and stepfather. While attending Indiana University in Bloomington, he became interested in issues that affected him as a young African-American. Through personal connections, determination and a bit of luck, Smiley snagged an internship with Los Angeles' long-term Democratic mayor Tom Bradley, which eventually led to his full-time relocation to Southern California. After serving as an aide to Bradley for years, he dabbled further in local politics before finding his calling as a radio personality eager to talk about racial and social issues. In 1996, Smiley joined the Black Entertai...
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