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WATCH: Hannity's Heated Clash With Smiley, West

Posted 04.26.2012 | Media

Sean Hannity welcomed Tavis Smiley and Cornel West onto his program by thanking them for all the times they criticize President Obama. "Welcome ba...

WATCH: Colbert Spars With Cornel West & Tavis Smiley

Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy

Colbert came out swinging in his interview with Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, accusing the two of waging class warfare with their new book, The Rich a...

Diploma Of Harvard's First Black Alum Discovered In Condemned Chicago House

Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

An abandoned home near 75th and Sangamon, on Chicago's South Side, was the unlikely hiding place for an important piece of black history -- the papers...

Cornel West Speaks At Vigil For Unionizing UM Food Workers

Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami

Moments before taking the stage at the University of Miami's 8,000-seat Bank United Center Tuesday to deliver remarks on the school's 50th anniversary...

Why Cornel West Supports Unionizing Cafeteria Workers at University of Miami

Philipp Schwind | Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami
Philipp Schwind

How is it possible for an institution of higher learning to educate young minds, help to turn them into responsible critical citizens and leaders while at the same time ignoring the plight of those who work in the community?

The Crisis of the African-American Intellectual: What's to Be Learned From the Cornel West v. Melissa Harris-Perry Debate

Mark Sawyer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Unlike W.E.B. DuBois and other black intellectuals of the past, black intellectuals are not leaders in the way we once might have claimed. This leaves people like Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West in unique and often viciously conflicting positions.

Has the Obama Administration Hijacked Black Leadership in America?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.

An Occupy Prayer Breakfast: There Is Enough For Everyone!

Daniel Tutt | Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

This year, as the 1% comes together to network and pray, an alternative, "People's Prayer Breakfast" will commence across town. The gathering will issue a challenge to all the participants at the National Prayer Breakfast.

WATCH: Sean Hannity And Cornel West Face Off

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Sean Hannity and Prof. Cornel West had a lively discussion about Herman Cain and President Obama on Hannity's Wednesday show. While the chat wasn't as...

The "Less Talk... More Action" Empowerment Tour Comes to Detroit

Ryan Mack | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact
Ryan Mack

I want to personally thank Dr. West and Tavis Smiley for bringing their "Poverty Tour" to my hometown of Detroit, Mich. in the first week of August 20...

Cornel West: Peace Out, Princeton!

Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

Cornel West, one of the nation’s most prominent and outspoken public intellectuals, is leaving Princeton University to return to the institution whe...

What if the Occupy Movement Is a Revolution?

Max Berger | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

The greatest contribution the occupy movement has made thus far has been to inspire us to imagine solutions at the scale of our problems. This is a revolutionary concept.

Left of Black with Guest Michael Eric Dyson

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black S:2 E:1 w/ Michael Eric Dyson September 12, 2011 Host Mark Anthony Neal, is joined by Georgetown professor and public intellectual Mich...

Cornel West Allegedly Arrested Taking Part In Rally

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Public intellectual and Princeton University professor Cornel West was allegedly arrested taking part in a rally in connection with the Occupy Wall St...

Saki Knafo

How Anonymous Turned Occupy Wall Street From A Fledgling Movement Into A Meme | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

Two weeks ago, Cornel West, Princeton professor and activist, showed up at a tent city erected by Occupy Wall Street protesters across the street from...

Brennan Williams

Raheem DeVaughn Opens Up On Arrest With Dr. Cornel West & Being An Unsigned Artist | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread across the globe, notable entertainers are showing up among its supporters in increasing number...

Arin Greenwood

Challenge To Be Filed On Law Banning Supreme Court Protests | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Over 30 people arrested for protesting the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 plan to file a petit...

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.

Arin Greenwood

Cornel West, Other D.C. Protesters Released From Detention | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a day in detention, noted academic Cornel West and a group of protesters arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday, have been r...

WATCH: O'Reilly Gets Into Huge Argument With Tavis Smiley, Cornel West

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly welcomed radio host Tavis Smiley and Prof. Cornel West onto his Tuesday show. The resulting dust-up was nothing short of a cable news cl...

Herman Cain Uses Racially Charged Metaphor

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday night on Fox News' "The Sean Hannity Show" that he "left the Democratic plantation," echoing...

Where the 99% Get Their Power

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The demonstrations now spreading virally from Wall Street immediately strike a chord: we all know that neither our economy nor our government is working for the benefit of the 99 percent.

Progressive Prescription for a GOP White House -- Challenge President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trying to get a Democrat to launch a primary challenge against Obama is not simply progressive parlor rhetoric about what Obama should or should not be doing. This is a prescription for a GOP White House.

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...

Sam Stein

Russ Feingold Says No To Running Against Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There has been no shortage of liberal discontent with the path pursued by President Barack Obama during his first few years in office. B...