Cornel West

Cornel West: ‘Gangster’ Trump ‘Chooses to Be Demonic’

Thursday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Harvard professor and political activist Cornel West said President Donald Trump “chooses to be demonic.” West said, “The important thing is he’s at a moment in these last days where it looks like brother Donald Trump, gangster,

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Cornel West: I Believe In ‘Unsettled Spaces Rather Than Safe Spaces’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “First 100 Days,” Harvard University Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Dr. Cornel West stated he’s “committed to unsettling students in public spaces…you want to have a commitment to unsettling and unnerving


Hillary Loses Key Progressive Endorsement from Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West is refusing to fall in line behind Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, announcing his support for Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein despite his serving on the Democratic Platform Committee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


Bernie Sanders Defiant: ‘We’re Gonna Win California!’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held one of the last rallies of his California primary campaign in the Bay Area on Monday, where he defied the Associated Press projection of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee regardless of Tuesday’s result.

Bernie Sanders in SF (Scott Olson / Getty)

Cornel West: ‘Hillary Clinton Is the Milli Vanilli of American Politics’

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” professor and activist Cornel West likened Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Milli Vanilli, the 1990’s pop duo that was disgraced over lip-synching their Grammy award-wining album. West said, “Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli


Cornel West: Trump Has ‘Autocratic Sensibilities, And Some Fascist Proclivities’

Dr. Cornel West, Union Theological Seminary Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, a Professor Emeritus at Princeton, argued GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is “a multi-billionaire pseudo-populist with autocratic sensibilities, and some fascist proclivities” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” During

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Lauryn Hill in Pro-Palestinian Video as Terror Hits Israel

As knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists waged a slew of bloody attacks on Jews in Israel, and five months after bowing to anti-Israel boycotts by canceling a scheduled concert in the Holy Land, recording artist Lauryn Hill appeared in a short video entitled, “When I See Them I See Us,” in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and Palestinian movements.

Lauryn Hill (Theo Wargo / Getty)

Cornel West: ‘Love Deficit,’ Not Race Motive for Journalist Shooting

Activist and professor Cornel West told Carol Costello on Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom” that a lack of love is behind the murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, although murderer Vester Flanagan, aka “Bryce Williams,” wrote in his manifesto that he wanted a “race


Blue State Blues: American Youth, Beyond the ‘Daily Show’

This week, Jon Stewart broadcast his last episode of The Daily Show. It was perhaps appropriate that his swan song coincided with the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election. The Obama era, which Stewart did as much as anyone to create and sustain, is ending.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Attacked by Cornel West for Some Reason

The political scientist Wallace Sayre is quoted as saying that “academic politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.” A bitter online fight that erupted this week between scholar Cornel West and Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates offers the latest illustration.

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West (Flickr / Creative Commons)

Cornel West: Obama ‘Has Become the First N–gerized Black President’

(Offensive language warning) Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin,” Cornel West started  discussing the Confederate flag but quickly moved to Obama’s recent comments about race when he said, “The first black president has become the first nigg**ized black president.”

(Offensive language warning) Monday on CNN's "Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin," …