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The Times Disappears Language On The 'Undeclared War Against Blackness'

Rand Richards Cooper | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Rand Richards Cooper

The New York Times published an op-ed last week titled “What White America Fails to See,” by the prominent Georgetown University sociologist Micha...

Michael Eric Dyson On Why Racial Issues Weren't A 'Priority' For Obama

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Ever since Barack Obama was elected as the nation's first black president, the issue of race has loomed over his administration. But interestingly, th...

WATCH LIVE: Michael Eric Dyson Talks 'The Black Presidency'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Michael Eric Dyson stops by HuffPost Live to discuss his most recent book, The Black Presidency. Dyson analyzes conflicting perspectives on President ...

Who Lose, Who Thrives When White Creatives Tell Black Stories

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.06.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Twice this year (but too many times in my career) my perspective as a Black woman was dismissed in favor of a portrait seen through the filter of the White gaze. Regrettably, I have exited Classic Stage Company's MOTHER COURAGE as a result.

Dyson: Hillary's White Privilege Could Make Her A Better 'Black' President

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices

Once a self-proclaimed Hillary Clinton skeptic, Michael Eric Dyson is now feeling optimistic about the the presidential candidate's ability to positiv...

Black Lives Matter and The Trinity: Recognizing How Systems Are Connected When Working for Change

Charles Howard | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Charles Howard

To describe this darkest hour in our nation's history as simply being based on a racist hatred of people of African descent is to miss the complexity of the transatlantic slave trade and the work of enslaved Africans in America.

Michael Eric Dyson's Hypocrisy

Nathan Robinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Media
Nathan Robinson

In hindsight, Michael Eric Dyson might have been the person least well-positioned to attack Cornel West about a preference for celebrity over scholarship.

Lost in the Dyson-West Debate: Obama Hasn't 'Ideologically Cheated On' African Americans

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

I wish Obama had gone to Ferguson and issued a stinging critique of the Grand Jury. I wish he'd raised hell after the killing of Trayvon Martin. I wish he'd make endemic racial inequality the centerpiece of his final years in office. But that Obama has never been.

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an examination of why some African Americans might be drawn to violent extremist groups.

Michael Eric Dyson Defends Publishing Cornel West Critique In 'Problematic' TNR

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The New Republic's troubling racial legacy has been an issue of debate for years -- one which the publication itself confronted in an article by Jeet ...

Michael Eric Dyson Deems His Public Critique Of Cornel West 'Vital And Necessary'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.22.2015 | Black Voices

Michael Eric Dyson joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday and explained why his public takedown of Cornel West, published this week in The New Republic, was ...

Goodbye, Friend: Michael Eric Dyson On His Break With Mentor Cornel West

The Root | Danielle C. Belton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices

It was personal. In Michael Eric Dyson’s takedown for The New Republic of his friend and mentor Cornel West, he has a come-to-Jesus moment that i...

If There's No Hope, Why Bother Fighting?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.15.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

If all is lost, then there's no reason to try and win. But all is not lost. We have won tremendous victories on civil rights and equality for everyone. We've also suffered setbacks. But we cannot give up. We will not give up. In fact, we shall overcome.

Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime

Dominic Carter | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Dominic Carter

"The white police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other." --Rudy Giuliani on Face the Nation You may not like the messenger or...

Amanda Terkel

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, M...

The Clippers Players Were Far From Cowards in Handling the Donald Sterling Situation

Etan Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

A well-informed person would have observed that the players handled the entire situation very intelligently. They were strategic in their demands and patient in their response. This is a game of chess -- it's not checkers. Unfortunately, many criticizers simply didn't understand that.

The Need for Action

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ryan Mack

A man fell in a hole and was hanging for his life on the edge shouting, "Help... help me!" A preacher walks by, sees him in distress, gets on his kne...

Thank You Note: A Conversation With Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

Jasmine Rand | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.

Jesus Is Hip Hop!

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 10.26.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

When queried about the specific connection between the Black Church and Hip Hop, Daniel White Hodge cites research pointing to an epic disconnect: this music impassioned precisely those young African-Americans who in previous generations would have channeled their energies into institutionalized religion.

Tim Allen Condemned For 'N-Word' Rant

Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

Tim Allen took heat on Sunday for his insistence in an interview released over the weekend that "the 'n-word' is worse to me than n*****." The comm...

10 Ways the Black Community and Their Allies Can Transmute Pain Into Power

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Kanene Holder

"You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity and in as many ways as possible that you were a worthless human being." -- James B...

WATCH: MSNBC's 9 Wildest Moments Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

After posting the 9 Wildest Things Fox News Said In 2012, many of you wrote to us asking if we'd make a compilation of MSNBC's wildest moments, too. ...

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...

Slowing Down the Death March of Commercialized Hip Hop

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

While I stand as a man who is truly a fan of hip-hop, I personally argue that we should place boundaries on the messages that we allow artists (and networks) to give to our children.

Politics as Usual: Decoding the Attacks on a Liberal Education

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Few university courses generate much attention from mainstream media, but Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson's course "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z" has drawn national attention.