Tavis Smiley, former L.A. City Council candidate?
There's a big profile of Tavis Smiley in this week's New Yorker. (That's Smiley back in 2002, with a hot dog from Earle's Grill.) Among the many tidbits is this:
By 1987, he was back in Los Angeles, where he worked as an aide to [Mayor Tom] Bradley, then made an unsuccessful run for the city council.
The full text of the story in the New Yorker is here.
-- Veronique de Turenne
Photo: Clarence Williams / Los Angeles Times