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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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.

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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)

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)