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Michael Eric Dyson-Cornel West Squabble: Nothing New to See Here

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

As a historian, I can attest to the fact that dissent among the black intellectual elite is nothing new. Indeed, writers, politicians, community activists, entertainers, professors, ministers and others have publicly sparred with one another for centuries.

Cornel West Strikes Back At Paul Krugman: He Got My Obama Critique 'Wrong'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman doesn't seem to get Cornel West's critique of President Obama, West told HuffPost Live on Wednesday. In ...

Tavis Smiley: 'Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama'

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. A...

Amanda Terkel

Larry Summers Clashed With African-American Scholars At Harvard | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a top contender to become the next Federal Reserve chairman, economist Larry Summers has reemerged for scrutiny for his time as Harva...

Cornel West Slams Obama...Again | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

Dr. Cornel West says that President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve to be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States with his hand ...

Cornel West Takes Aim at Black MSNBC Hosts For Supporting Obama

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Cornel West is no stranger to controversy, and this time his fervent slingshot is aimed at black MSNBC hosts. During an interview on "Democracy N...

Cornel West: MSNBC's Black Hosts 'Sold Their Souls' To Obama

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Media

Cornel West took aim at MSNBC's black anchors in an appearance on "Democracy Now" on Friday. West made headlines when, during the interview with Am...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Cornel West's Dire Warning | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

U.S. income inequality recently reached levels not seen since the 1920s, which could put the country on the road to becoming an authoritarian state, a...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Poverty Isn't A Racial Issue, It's An American Disaster | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

More than one-fourth of African Americans are living in poverty today. As devastating as that figure is, particularly for the 42 million Americans who...

West: Obama 'Obsessed With Being On Mount Rushmore'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he's "obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore" and is focusing too much on his "legacy." “I ...

Herman Cain, Tavis Smiley & Cornel West: Black Sheep or Wolves in Black Sheep's Clothing?

Frederick Butler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Frederick Butler

Regardless of what Cain, West and Smiley say, blacks in America will continue to be in President Obama's corner. Not because we are brainwashed, but because he offers the best chance for the advancement of the community.

Words of Caution to the Supporters of Barack Obama's Re-election

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Those who support Obama should address the real challenge he faces: Re-inspiring those who voted for him, as well as potential new voters, with empirical evidence of those things he has accomplished.

Cornel West, MSNBC Host Argue About Obama

Posted 11.21.2011 | Media

Prof. Cornel West and MSNBC's Martin Bashir sparred on Bashir's Tuesday show about President Obama's leadership. Bashir began the chat by quoting W...

In Defense of My President

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With frustrations high and solutions still a bit unclear, we should expect the pressure to become intensified in the coming months. However, it is crystal clear to me that there are unrealistic expectations of the president.

Michael Calderone

Smiley: Obama Hasn't Invited Me To White House | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Cornel West recently spoke to The Huffington Post about media coverage of African American issues, the Princeton professor argued th...

The Answer May Be Blowin' in the Wind

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

I thought of "Blowin' in the Wind" recently when Dr. Cornel West made comments critical of Obama. One may not agree with all of his words, but Dr. West is a tuning fork for justice.

The Character Of Cornel West

Jeffrey Stout | Posted 07.30.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Stout

Let's be honest here. No one in my generation has more fully embodied the vocation of speaking truth to power, within the elite universities or without, than West.

Cornel West And The President: What Are We Really Talking About?

Jeffrey Stout | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Stout

Cornel West's recent criticisms of President Obama have made news for the wrong reasons. The story is all about West. It shouldn't be.

West's Obama Remarks Reflect Psychological Projection

Deborah Plummer | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Deborah Plummer

As a psychologist and researcher in the area of racial identity development, I hold respect for the intellectual capital Princeton Professor Cornel We...

Ed Schultz And Cornel West Spar About Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media

Ed Schultz sparred with Prof. Cornel West about President Obama after a day after the high-profile scholar and leading black intellectual gave a scat...