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“Calling Obama a ‘global George Zimmerman’? No. No.”: Michael Eric Dyson sounds off on Cornel West, Obama & his critics

By Joan Walsh Author, activist, erstwhile rapper and former Barack Obama surrogate Cornel West became the president’s First Hater (at least from the left) shortly after inauguration, because of Obama’s betrayal – whether of progressive principles, or West personally, has … Continue reading

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The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart — and to what end?

By Menash Demary Independent of one’s stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West — a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dyson’s essay on West in the New Republic, … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Cornel West

By Michael Eric Dyson View image | gettyimages.com Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned” is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal … Continue reading

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How we get Dr. King wrong: “We’ve deliberately dismembered him,” Michael Eric Dyson tells Salon

By Josh Eidelson “In the last thirty years we have trapped King in romantic images or frozen his legacy in worship,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote in his 2000 book “I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Black books are bigger than ‘ghetto lit’

Fantastic article from Ronda Racha Penrice and the Grio on the challenges of African-American literature in the age of the e-book. Black books are bigger than ‘ghetto lit’.

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