TV and radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley (The Tavis Smiley Show, and Smiley & West with co-host Princeton professor Cornell West) has been known to criticize President Obama, respectfully. During an interview with HuffPostLive, Smily said black Americans have been “at the back of the bus” under Obama’s leadership. He also said that “the data is going to indicate that black people lost ground in every single leading economic category during the Obama years.”
Smiley is the author of the new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year,” and is a contestant on Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars which premieres September 15.
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