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Cornel West

Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look

SpearIt | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
SpearIt

For students of religion and students of revolution, the upcoming dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian should be a valuable lesson.

Love Means Getting to Say You're Sorry -- Why I Was Arrested in Ferguson

Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Last Monday I was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, along with dozens of other clergy, seminarians, and people of many faith traditions. As a white, middle-aged, married, mother of three and a rule-abiding Presbyterian, this was a new experience for me.

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

Cornel West Arrested In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.13.2014 | Black Voices

Author and activist Cornel West was arrested while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday. West was in Ferguson as part of the "Ferguson Oc...

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 ...

Cornel West Weighs In On Maher-Affleck Debate: Islam Isn't 'Inherently' Oppressive

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

The heated debate last week between Bill Maher and Ben Affleck over the relationship between Islam and liberal politics is still raging on. Author and...

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...

Behind the Veil: Ferguson and the Reign of God

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

There are the large moments. The ones where the Veil is lifted. These are the moments when the music stops and the dance ends. These are the moments when one can keep humming the tune and twirling like nothing has changed or stop to realize that those beyond the Veil have no cause for dancing.

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Best Commencement Speech Ever for Environmental Hope?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

Best Environmental Commencement Speech Ever?

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Paul Hawken has long been one of my heroes. He was the press coordinator for Martin Luther King's historic Selma-to-Montgomery march. He turned a smal...

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...

WATCH: Cornel West's Heated Debate With Bill Kristol

Posted 09.24.2013 | Media

Cornel West clashed with S.E. Cupp and Bill Kristol on Monday's "Crossfire" over the Republican effort to cut food stamps, calling it "morally obscene...

Sniping on the Mount

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network organized the 50th anniversary rally with the NAACP and others, is hardly dangerous, unless you are alarmed by his frequent defenses of President Obama from his weeknight perch at MSNBC.

Cornel West Explains Why Bradley Manning Is 'So Crucial'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cornel West joined a panel discussion organized by the Bradley Manning Support Network on Sunday to defend the Army leaker and connect h...

Amanda Terkel

Larry Summers Clashed With African-American Scholars At Harvard

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, 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?

Cornel West: 'Obama Is A Global George Zimmerman'

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices

Dr. Cornel West, noted author, activist and Professor at Union Theological Seminary, continued his criticism of President Barack Obama Monday morning....

Summer Reading About What Ails America and How to Fix It

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.

Smiley's Poverty Tour Extends to the 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

Byron Williams | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Byron Williams

The link that Smiley draws between education, or lack thereof, and poverty is undeniable. The underlying question that Smiley's work raises: How can school reform be addressed in any meaningful way without addressing poverty?

Finding Common Ground: A Plea to Black America

Ryan Mack | Posted 04.15.2013 | Black Voices
Ryan Mack

While we don't always agree, I continue to respect his work as well as the work of Mr. Tavis Smiley. Does the fact that I do not agree with him mean that I must now demonize his efforts?

Why Larry Summers Is So, So Very Wrong on Keystone XL

Daniel Kessler | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Larry Summers has an op-ed up in the Washington Post this morning in which he repeats the very wrongheaded idea that the tar sands in Canada will be exploited with or without the Keystone XL pipeline.

Cornel West Slams Obama...Again

newsone.com | 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 ...

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...