10/31/2011 02:45 pm ET | Updated Dec 31, 2011

Left of Black with Guest Michael Eric Dyson

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September 12, 2011

Host Mark Anthony Neal, is joined by Georgetown professor and public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson via Skype® for the season premiere of Left of Black. The two scholars assess President Obama's agenda, accomplishments, and challenges, as well as Cornel West's perspective of the Obama administration so far. Dyson also discusses the importance of presenting critical analysis to the broader public. The show finishes off with a discussion of Kanye West and Jay-Z's recent album Watch the Throne.


>Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.


Left of Black is a weekly Webcast hosted by Mark Anthony Neal and produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.