Cornel West’s repeated attacks on President Barack Obama are creating a divide within the Black community. Several African American activists who support Obama fear that his attacks will lead to apathy in the Black community and low voter turnout. West is currently on a “Poverty Tour” with fellow Obama critic, radio and TV personality, Tavis […]

PBS host Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West went on CNN yesterday to talk about their nationwide “Poverty Tour” and President Obama. Instead, they got into a debate with CNN anchor, Carol Costello. Smiley and West appeared on “American Morning” and went straight on the attack of President Obama’s debt ceiling deal. “I think this […]

A new op-ed in TheGrio today by Jaquen Castellanos talks about the continuing attacks on President Obama by Princeton Professor Cornel West and talk show host Tavis Smiley. In an interview on CNN with Piers Morgan this past Wednesday, West explained why he previously referred to the president as a “black mascot” for “Wall Street […]

CHICAGO — Rev. Al Sharpton and Cornel West will continue their heated debate on President Barack Obama and the Black community this Saturday in Chicago at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual conference. Sharpton and West previously got into a spirited argument over Barack Obama in April on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC. BlackAmericaWeb […]

The focus of any critic of the President Obama — be it Dr. Cornel West, be it Tavis Smiley, be it me, be it you — should be all about policy and not personal issues, because if we go down that road, we’re no different than Rush Limbaugh, or Glenn Beck, or Sean Hannity, or […]

Roland Martin interviews Dr. Cornel West. Recently, Dr. West harshly criticized President Barack Obama, citing a number of personal and policy issues as the basis of his critique.

NEW YORK — Writer Stanley Crouch says Dr. Cornel West is narcissistic, a sensationalist, and an “academic loudmouth” who can’t be taken seriously by “true” black intellectuals, in a recent article. He also said that this man would prefer to have himself seen as a “revolutionary” – one whose pay level is commensurate with […]

In this exclusive video report for NewsOne, correspondent StacEy Samuel reviews Al Sharpton’s transformation from firebrand to elder statesman of the civil rights movement, culminating in last week’s National Action Network convention, marking the 20th anniversary of Sharpton’s organization — and in a televised conversation with Cornel West that turned into a political showdown. “A […]

I just returned from the Measuring the Movement forum hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City. The forum was insightful and empowering as it pertains to getting members of African American leadership to see the value of accountability.  NAACP President Ben Jealous gave time to the forum, and even President Barack Obama came […]

Washington — Cornel West has continued his harsh post election criticism of President Barack Obama. According to Firedog Lake, West told the show “Democracy Now” Gonzalez had asked Prof. West to comment on Kanye West’s assertion that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people;” but the professor diverted into criticism of the current Administration. He […]

Professor Cornel West confesses that he’s having second thoughts about President Obama. In an interview with Playboy, he said he wished the president were more “Martin Luther King-like.”

BlackWeb2.o is reporting that Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will be joining forces for their own radio show. Princeton professor Cornel West and broadcaster Tavis Smiley are joining forces this fall to co-host a new radio show. Both are provocative and well-known public figures and leveraging the current popularity of the Tavis Smiley Show and […]