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  1. Cornel West Speaks at UC Santa Cruz OccupationRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 |

    Dr. Cornel West spoke at the student occupation of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at the University of California Santa Cruz on November 20. Students occupied the building earlier in the day and plan to stay inside until the UC Regents roll back the tuition increases they approved this week. Student fees across the University of California system will raise by at least 5% a year for the next five years if the plan is instituted.


  2. Dr. Cornel West On 'Black Prophetic Fire'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Are you caught in an egocentric predicament? You'll be asked to consider such a question in this episode of Speakers Forum . Dr. Cornel West speaks forcefully on a wide range of subjects including the struggle for truth and justice; political discourse and dysfunction; African American religious, cultural and music history; and the impact of the events in Ferguson, Missouri.


  3. St. Louis cop who killed teen was racially biased: attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | New York Daily News

    ... at the officer with a stolen 9-mm. Smith & Wesson pistol that was recovered at the scene. Author and activist Cornel West (center), members of the clergy and other demonstrators protest outside the Ferguson police station on Oct 13. Demonstrators ...


  4. St. Louis Collectors Lend Works for Rare Exhibit of African American Art [Video]Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | River Front Times

    ... he exhibit. In recent months, Walker has photographed many of the celebrities who've come to Ferguson, including Cornel West and Dick Gregory.


  5. Bob Avakian, Cornel West talk religion, revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West and Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian was mainly attended by out of towners. The event, which filled the 2,100-person church to maximum capacity, spanned four-and-a-half hours, almost half of which was taken by Avakian-a leader in the Communist Party since the 1970s.


  6. Sparking Black Prophetic FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Truthdig

    Radical public intellectual and outspoken activist Cornel West discussed his new book, Black Prophetic Fire, for over an hour with the Black liberation theologian James H. Cone in Princeton, New Jersey in November. Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges introduced the speakers.


  7. Clergy Prepare Their Sanctuaries And Prayers Ahead Of The Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Switched

    ... looting and accusations of police brutality. Last month, 20 religious leaders, including philosopher-activist Cornel West and Sojourners founder Rev. Jim Wallis, made headlines when they were arrested during demonstrations in Ferguson. Now, with the ...


  8. Prophetic Fire, Rock and Roll, Poetic Trespass, Featured Subjects of Labyrinth ConversationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Town Topics

    Labyrinth Books will be hosting a varied series of conversations over the coming week, beginning with Cornel West and James H. Cone discussing Mr. West's new book, Black Prophetic Fire on Thursday, November 13, at 6 p.m. The following Tuesday, November 18, at 6 p.m., Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz will be talking about Mr. Marcus's The History of ... (more)


  9. Cornel West's View From FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Open Source Comments

    The orator, activist and scholar Cornel West is summoning brave voices of black leadership from our past in his new book, Black Prophetic Fire . I asked him if he wanted us to see Birmingham in 1963 in the protests that got him arrested in Ferguson, Missouri this fall - after the long and troubled investigation of the killing of the black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer - and whether at a time when our politics feels less relevant and more strained than ever, his might be a voice that people need, if only to answer to the Sean Hannitys of the world.


  10. Re: [WATCH ] Cornel West Calls Out Obama's 'Hypocrisy' On FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | NewsOne

    Professor and activist Cornel West was a guest recently on BBC Newsnight and answered questions about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. West demanded justice for Michael Brown, called out what he says is "hypocrisy" from President Obama in his handling of the tragedy and crisis and even riffed a little on the role "black leaders" have taken in the matter.


  11. Bob Avakian, Cornel West to talk revolution and religionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, and Cornel West, professor of philosophy and Christian practice at UTS will hold a dialogue on Nov. 15. Two revolutionary and provocative minds will meet next Saturday as they debate both current and timeless issues, going head-to-head for four hours in a dialogue titled "Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion."


  12. The Michael Slate Show: Talking about Changing the World and the...Read the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | A-Infos Radio Project

    On November 15, a historic dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, live and in person, will take place at the Riverside Church in New York: "Revolution and Religion - The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion" Joining us will be three members of the Host Committee for the dialogue: Carl Dix, David Zeiger and Saskia Sassen. Peter Gleick talks about his book "Bottled and Sold - the Story Behind Our Obsession With Bottled Water" Michael Slate -- Host and Producer Annie Day -- Assistant Producer Henry Carson -- Assistant Producer Jeff Pryor -- Production Assistant Teddy Robinson -- Engineer Broadcast ready with 60-second musical breaks at 36:11 and can accommodate local id if needed.


  13. Revolutionary Emancipation and ReligionRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Dissident Voice

    ... this concept holds over humanity and, even more importantly, the power that believers wield on the human stage. Cornel West is a Christian who is also a radical leftist. His approach to Christianity can perhaps be summed up by his own words: To be a ...


  14. State of Black America Is Topic Of Public EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Town Topics

    ... Tod professor of religion and African American studies; Imani Perry, professor of African American studies; and Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Emeritus. The presenters will discuss the ...


  15. The Best Music Photos from October 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | River Front Times

    ... "Hip-Hop 4 Justice" concert at Fubar. Big-name rappers like Talib Kweli and Dead Prez joined scholar/activist Cornel West and local music talent for the show; West was arrested during a protest the following day . If you love electronic music, you ...


  16. NPR Anchor Skips Obama In Puffy Interview with Leftist Anti-Obama Professor Cornel WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 |

    In the October 13 edition of Time , they asked radical-left black professor Cornel West if he voted for Obama in 2012, and he said he couldn't vote for a "war criminal." NPR promoted this radical leftist on Saturday morning's Weekend Edition, but in six minutes and 22 seconds, never mentioned the president or the 2014 elections.


  17. I refuse to distance myself from Al, Jesse, Jeremiah, Cornel, Tavis, Lauryn, Oprah, Kanye, or BarackRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Daily Kos

    ... the past few years, it has been nearly impossible to simultaneously be a public supporter of President Obama and Cornel West or Tavis Smiley, both of whome who've been rather constant critics of Obama for most of his presidency. Impressed by his ...


  18. Reviving A Grand Tradition Of 'Black Prophetic Fire'Read the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    In a new book, Cornel West tries to look unblinkingly at the power of what he calls black prophetic fire: Six African American leaders - Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Malcom X and Ida B. Wells, whom he believes have enlivened America, even as their messages have often blunted, ignored, or, almost worse, deodorized, as he puts it. West tells NPR's Scott Simon that there are leaders - and then there are prophets.


  19. Dispatch from the clock towerRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The University News

    ... hosted an event promoting reflection and resistance. The keynote speaker was scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West. About halfway through, a group of young protesters, who had been out in Ferguson consistently for 65 days since the shooting of ...


  20. Making dangerous spaces at ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    ... and self-restraint in those whose ideas are sound. While not discussing safe spaces particularly, philosopher Cornel West conceives of education broadly as a process by which you're "unearthed and unsettled." He echoes Socrates and Montaigne in ...