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Civil rights activist Cornel West discusses black freedom movement

Cornel West, a civil rights activist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, said at a lecture celebrating Black History Month that one of the greatest lessons learned from the black freedom struggle of the 1960s is the courage to……

Cornel West rips GOP: Vote to cut food stamps ‘morally obscene and spiritually profane’

Civil rights activist and Princeton University professor Cornel West laid out the case for the country’s continued income disparity to conservative pundit William Kristol on CNN’s Crossfire Monday night. “We black folk, we have been some of the most open-minded, forgiving and embracing people in the nation,” West told host…

Cornel West ‘still uncertain’ about 9/11 ‘Truther’ movement

Civil rights leader and Princeton University professor Cornel West told an interviewer at a protest on Wednesday that he is “still uncertain” about the 9/11 “Truther” movement. West was speaking to reporter Joe Schoffstall of the Capitol City Project at the so-called “Million Muslim March.” “You know, I just don’t…

Cornel West calls Al Sharpton ‘the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation’

Dr. Cornel West ripped Wednesday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington in his radio show with Tavis Smiley on Friday, lamenting that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself would have been rolling in his grave seeing how his “I Have A Dream” speech was honored. “You not only…

Cornel West: Market-driven culture has destroyed virtue

The failure of civil rights leaders to address “Wall Street criminality” illustrates how money has corrupted American culture, according to Professor Cornel West. At book launching event on August 24 following the 50th Anniversary March on Washington, West condemned mainstream civil rights leaders for ignoring many the deeper issues affecting…

Financial strategist: The 1 percent ‘gave’ workers weekends, child labor laws

In perhaps a preview of a debate to come, Princeton professor Cornel West faced off with financial strategist and radio host Peter Schiff on CNN Thursday afternoon, butting heads over some of the key differences between what could be described as the tea party’s ideology versus the main thrust of…

Watch: Bill O’Reilly tells Tavis Smiley to ‘knock it off with the black business’

In a tense conversation on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News opinion host Bill O’Reilly squared off with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, two of the nation’s foremost black intellectuals, and told them to “knock it off with the black business, will ya.” “We treat everybody the same here,” he insisted.…

Cain: ‘I left the Democrat plantation a long time ago’

Herman Cain is refusing to back down from Cornel West and Harry Belafonte’s stinging critique of his comments. The GOP candidate candidate for president appeared on Hannity Monday evening, hitting back at both of the prominent black, liberal figures’ tough opinions on him earlier in the day. “That’s the difference…

Cornel West at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest: The elite will tremble

Public intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West appeared at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest on Tuesday, the eleventh straight day of the demonstration. He gave a speech during the General Assembly in Liberty Park applauding the “sweet spirit in this place” and denouncing “the greed of Wall Street oligarchs and…

Cornel West: Cold-hearted Republican Party tied to oligarchs

Public intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West said Tuesday on MSNBC that the Republican Party was “mean, coldhearted and tied to oligarchs,” but Democrats were “spineless” and unwilling to fight them. “Looks like Barack Obama is going to have some spine, but it could be a two-step,” he said. “It…

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