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 […]

ATLANTA — A scholar and activist invoked the fiery side of Martin Luther King Jr.’s rhetoric Monday at the civil rights icon’s church, urging the audience not to “sanitize” King’s legacy or let the president off the hook on issues like poverty.

Bakari Kitwana Asks: Cornel West What does the economic downturn mean for already struggling Black families? In part two of our Bakari Kitwana’s discussion with Cornel West, Dr. West delves into the significance of the racist incidents and responses that reared their head on the campaign trial this year-from the McCain supporter’s taunts to John […]

Bakari Kitwana Asks:  Cornel West What challenges face Black Leadership under a Barack Obama Presidency? We caught up with Dr. Cornel West in Cleveland, Ohio last week in the midst of his crisscrossing the state to help get out the early vote for Barack Obama. Dr. West has been publicly critical of the Obama campaign […]

I read Cornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right […]

I readCornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right once: […]

Cornel West and Julianne Malveaux were recently on Tavis Smiley criticizing Barack Obama for not invoking Martin Luther King, Jr. or black issues during his DNC speech. They claimed he had dropped the historical baton that MLK had passed down and white-washed MLK’s dream. What they fail to understand is that, although he did not […]