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

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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.

Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers

Billy Honor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Billy Honor

Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black Americans. But things changed when Obama announced his candidacy for president.

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...

Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and the Cattiness of Slandering President Obama

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As scholars and black men who have been in the media for many years, haven't they realized that their off-putting jabs at President Obama have garnered more attention and spotlight recently than their more notable causes?

Public Media CEO Defends 'Smiley & West' Cancellation

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

Words flew last month between radio host Tavis Smiley and Chicago Public Media CEO Torey Malatia over the cancellation of Smiley's show, "Smiley & Wes...

Tavis Smiley Blasts WBEZ Honcho Over Show Cancellation

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

Tavis Smiley is off the airwaves of WBEZ Chicago Public Media, but he's not going quietly. On Monday, the co-host of "Smiley & West" fired off an ...

Ignore the Young, Forget the Old

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Why it is that the poor don't matter? We all know why: because the poor aren't "likely voters" and the poor aren't big campaign donors. It's really that simple. And that's sickening.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Poverty Isn't A Racial Issue, It's An American Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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.

WATCH: Juan Williams Rips Tavis Smiley, Cornel West

Posted 12.13.2011 | Media

Juan Williams and the rest of Fox News' "The Five" harshly criticized Tavis Smiley and Cornel West after their fiery clash with Bill O'Reilly. In p...

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...

Michael Calderone

Smiley: Obama Hasn't Invited Me To White House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...