What, Black “Leaders” Have to Agree on Everything?

Dyson Criticizes West

*+-Dyson vs. West: Black ‘leaders’ have never agreed on everything – and that’s OK an’t we all just get along? Better yet, when it comes to black intellectuals, can’t we agree to disagree? After all, it’s not as if black leaders and thinkers always have agreed on everything. In an extensive essay in The New […]

A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

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*+-Anglola 3 News: We interview Noelle Hanrahan and Stephen Vittoria about their new film examining Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life and work as a revolutionary journalist.

Smiley and West – The Book Tour

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*+-Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals are touring the country addressing the issue of rising poverty in the United States.

The Occupy Together Movement Is Great!

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*+-Bill Fletcher: The ‘Occupy’ risings have taken the country by storm and while there are all sorts of reasons that one can be skeptical or have any number of criticisms, the bottom line is that the Occupy Together risings have demonstrated that resistance is not futile; resistance is essential.

Black Leaders Rebuke Obama

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*+-Sharon Kyle; President Obama has the wrong team Cornel West told a reporter. The poor, particularly blacks and browns are suffering under his leadership.

Big Pimping: Big Tobacco Is at It Again!

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*+-Carol McGruder: Big Tobacco is the Mack Daddy of all corporate pimps and while many people might wince at the politically incorrect analogy, it certainly does get your attention. It is the one industry, that no matter how often it is sued, taxed, regulated, or maligned, always manages to come out on top, selling its deadly products at all cost and raking in billions in profits.

A Time for Action — Not Servility

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*+-Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen: While Washington pundits are talking up a new civility, many progressives are bracing for the old servility — a bipartisanship that is servile to a corporate elite that is unquenchably greedy and more powerful than ever.

A Hollow Bomber Jacket

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*+-Norman Solomon: Evidence of the Obama administration’s “moral collapse” is profuse; the pattern is clear, the consequences already terrible. During the weeks and months ahead, progressives will need to engage in fresh strategic discussions. Public candor may be insufficient, but it is necessary.