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An Open Letter To Tavis Smiley

By Chris Jones Dear Mr. Smiley, I have admired you immensely as a positive force in the Black community and a consummate professional among your peers. That subtle Gulfport, Mississippi accent blends well with your fine tuned delivery and your … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Is Anyone Black Enough for Cornel West?

Originally posted on Black America Web:
Is anyone black enough for Cornel West? Not only is West criticizing President Barack Obama at every turn, but now, for reasons that are unclear, West has taken aim at MSNBC, calling it a…

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Tavis Smiley gets President Obama all wrong

By Brittney Cooper Like many on the left, I have vocally and publicly criticized President Obama for the often chastising and paternalistic tone that he takes with African American audiences. However, I was pleasantly surprised by his remarks last Friday in … Continue reading

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