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  • Cornel West Has Reportedly Been Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

    10/13/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/cornel-west-arrested-in-ferguson-missouri-2014-10 ^ | 10-13-2014 | Pamela Engel and Colin Campbell
    Pamela Engel and Colin Campbell October 13, 2014Prominent activist Cornel West has been handcuffed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, according to Fusion and reporters on Twitter. West was also seen at protests Sunday night. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson police station on Monday. The demonstration, Pearce wrote, was "highly coordinated" with "organizers clearing paths, sending clergy in waves … willing to get arrested." Protesters planned a "day of action" Monday, demanding the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown....
  • Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit...

    08/24/2014 6:32:07 AM PDT · by IncPen · 42 replies
    Salon ^ | SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | THOMAS FRANK
    Full title: "Cornel West: 'He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency'”No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned...
  • Obama is a ‘War Criminal’ For Supporting Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians – Cornel West

    08/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 6, 2014 | Staff
    Professor and political activist Cornel West declared President Barack Obama a “war criminal,” arguing that his support of Israel and his drone policy make him complicit in the deaths of innocent people. The controversial activist made the comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, according to Talking Points Memo. West began his speech by pointing to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, where more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have been killed, criticizing Israel’s offensive in the region in front of a “Free Palestine” banner. His comments regarding President Obama begin at around the three-minute...
  • About TheBlackHomeSchool.com

    06/20/2014 5:48:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    TheBlackHomeSchool.com is a project created by Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses, two college professors who are deeply committed to helping parents occupy the education of African American children. For far too long, black children have been mis-educated and undereducated by failing public schools, leading to a crisis of opportunity within the African American community. So, working with leading scholars such as Dr. Christopher Emdin, Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Tyra Seldon, Mhlauli-Moses and Watkins are seeking to bring educators to the black community to provide resources and information for parents seeking to ensure that their children...
  • “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views”

    02/17/2014 9:17:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 17, 2014 @ 10:09 am In The Point | No Comments Finally the left realizes that diversity is overrated… when it includes the right.9/11 Truther Cornel West and conservative Robert P. George visited Swarthmore. And you can guess which of these two men left-wing student activists had a problem with. Robert George ‘77 and Cornel West’s collection on Monday, hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, culminated a campus-wide discussion on the meaning of discourse at Swarthmore. The Princeton...
  • Students Share Mixed Responses to George/West Collection (“condoning homophobia?” at Swarthmore)

    02/15/2014 2:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Swarthmore Daily Gazette ^ | February 13, 2014 | Isabel Knight, Martin Froger-Silva and Eduard Saakashvili
    Robert George ‘77 and Cornel West’s collection on Monday, hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, culminated a campus-wide discussion on the meaning of discourse at Swarthmore. The Princeton professors, known for their friendship despite of their strongly opposing viewpoints, intended to build community and discuss questions like “What does it mean to communicate across differences regarding what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong?’” The event was expected by many to be controversial, with rumors of student-led protest in the form of a boycott of the event or a rally after the collection, but no such protest occurred during the collection....
  • Cornel West Warns Against the ‘Santa Claus-ification’ of Nelson Mandela on CNN

    12/07/2013 8:42:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | December 07, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    By Friday evening, nearly every cable news commentator on the planet had gotten a chance to weigh in on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. But none of them had a take quite like that of Dr. Cornel West, who joined Jake Tapper on CNN to denounce what he sees as the “Santa Claus-ification” of the South African leader. Asked if Mandela’s passing has caused the media to “cover up” how some people, especially those on the right in American politics, viewed him in the not-so-distant past, West answered affirmatively. “I think no doubt we are,” he said. Calling...
  • Obama's extremist pal declares 'socialism has a future'

    03/25/2010 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 24 replies · 716+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Cornel West, an extremist race-relations instructor at Princeton, addressed the 10th annual Young Democratic Socialists conference earlier this month. The three-day event took place at Norman Thomas High School in Manhattan, named after an American socialist activist. The meeting, entitled "Real change for a change," described itself as a "snap shot of the current socialist movement in the United States."
  • DOZENS ATTEND 9/11 MILLION MUSLIM MARCH

    09/11/2013 1:24:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 168 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/11/2013
    As of 12:35 PM EST on Wednesday, September 11, the much-ballyhooed Million Muslim March on the National Mall had a grand total of 25 attendees – including Professor Cornel West. The rally has thus far included some “prayers, speeches, and a moment of silence” for victims of the September 11, 2001 Islamist terror attacks. The rally, sponsored by the American Muslim Political Action Committee, was designed to protest America’s supposed misdeeds against Muslims
  • Cornel West: MLK 50 Was 'Coronation of Bonafide House Negro of Obama Plantation...Al Sharpton'

    08/31/2013 12:11:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/31/13 | Noel Sheppard
    West had some harsh comments for MSNBC's Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson Friday. Early in the radio show "Smiley and West," West said of the previous day's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, "We saw of course the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton, supported by the Michael Dysons and others who’ve really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way"...
  • Cornel West: 'New Jim Crow' Increasing Under Obama

    08/26/2013 6:09:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Aug 26,2013 | Tony Lee
    Cornel West said that under President Barack Obama there has been an increase in what he called the "new Jim Crow" and claimed his presidency has thus been a failure. Appearing in a Monday interview on Al Jazeera America's Talk to Al Jazeera with David Shuster, West said 2.5 million new prisoners have been incarcerated while Obama has been in office mostly "because of soft drugs" and the disparity in "crack cocaine versus regular cocaine" users. West referred to this phenomenon as the "new Jim Crow" because he said minority communities and the poor are disproportionately impacted.
  • Tom Cotton at Harvard: Hated Libertarians, Praised Bill Clinton

    08/03/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/01/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, who announced this week that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, attacked alcohol vendors, called for mandatory financial disclosures of campaign donations, favored banning cigarettes, and attacked libertarianism while he was a Harvard student. In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton — who has been called a “Republican’s dream” by National Review and an “extraordinary figure” by the Weekly Standard — criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, Cotton wrote a scolding op-ed on alcohol and underage drinking...
  • Black rights activist says drone strikes make Obama a 'Global Zimmerman'

    07/23/2013 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    kfvs12.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Ray Downs
    Professor and black rights activist Dr. Cornel West says President Barack Obama's drone strike policy is similar to George Zimmerman's alleged racial profiling of Trayvon Martin - with the same deadly results. On the left-leaning talk show, Democracy Now, West was asked to respond to Obama's comments last week about the racial tensions that have been expressed nationwide after Zimmerman's acquittal for the killing of Trayvon Martin. In a press conference Friday, July 19, the president said that racial profiling is a problem in the U.S., and that 17-year-old Martin, "could have been me 35 years ago." In response, West,...
  • The Plantation Theory: Time to retire a dumb Cornel West idea and the rhetoric that goes with it.

    07/24/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cornel West is a very smart man who has some very dumb opinions, but when he’s feeling froggy he can be a hoot. In a recent interview, Professor West mocked Al Sharpton for playing the odalisque in President Obama’s media seraglio, calling him the embodiment of the “rent-a-Negro phenomenon on MSNBC.” The Reverend Sharpton, he said, is constrained because “he’s still on the Obama plantation.” The use of the word “plantation” to describe the relationship between black Americans and their political patrons is an unfortunate staple of contemporary rhetoric. Professor West’s remark is unusual in that “plantation” rhetoric usually comes...
  • Cornel West: Blacks 'Being Pushed to the Back of the Bus'

    07/03/2013 4:01:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Root ^ | July 3, 2013 | Lynette Holloway
    While speaking on Smiley & West, his radio show with co-host Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court's ruling last week on gay marriage but complained that "we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus in terms of our visibility," the Washington Times reports.
  • Cornel West: Blacks ‘Being Pushed to the Back of the Bus’ in Favor of Gays and Lesbians

    07/02/2013 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/2/13 | Will Allen
    It’s been a great week for gay activists, but Dr. Cornel West is not happy. As the postmodern professor par excellence explained to radio host Tavis Smiley last Sunday, the advances made by gays and lesbians mean that “we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus”: Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say. The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, [and] our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center. Perhaps West is right,...
  • Cornel West: Blacks ‘Being Pushed to the Back of the Bus’ in Favor of Gays and Lesbians

    07/02/2013 11:10:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/13 | Will Allen
    It’s been a great week for gay activists, but Dr. Cornel West is not happy. As the postmodern professor par excellence explained to radio host Tavis Smiley last Sunday, the advances made by gays and lesbians mean that “we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus”: Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say. The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, [and] our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center.
  • Cornel West: Blacks ‘Being Pushed to the Back of the Bus’ in Favor of Gays and Lesbians

    07/02/2013 10:40:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | July 2, 2013 | Will Allen
    It’s been a great week for gay activists, but Dr. Cornel West is not happy. As the postmodern professor par excellence explained to radio host Tavis Smiley last Sunday, the advances made by gays and lesbians mean that “we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus”: "Again this has something to do of course with what history books will say. The irony of the age of Obama in which black folks found themselves pushed to the back, [and] our gay brothers and lesbian sisters more and more pushed to the center."
  • Cornell West On Sandy Hook: ‘We Can’t Just Shed Tears For Those On The Vanilla Side Of Town’

    12/27/2012 5:30:28 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 5:30 pm, December 27th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Princeton University Professor Dr. Cornel West appeared on the Tavis Smiley radio show on Thursday where he weighed in with his thoughts on how the media and lawmakers are responding to the tragic massacre of teachers and children in Newtown, Connecticut. West expressed his frustration over how eagerly the media demanded a conversation about gun laws after Newtown, but seems unmoved by endemic gun violence in America’s cities where the victims are primarily minorities. “We can’t just shed tears for those on the vanilla side of town,” West said.” They are precious, but they are no less or more precious...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Cornel West Calls Obama a “Rockefeller Republican in Blackface”

    11/13/2012 7:52:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Non Profit Quarterly ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rick Cohen
    Despite some commentators’ giddy excitement about President Barack Obama’s reelection, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took a different stand, calling out the president for some of the shortcomings of his administration and his reelection campaign on the issue of poverty. Of course, Smiley and West have their own critics, in part due to West’s occasional propensity to use highly charged language, such as his 2010 contention that Obama’s policies led to racist effects. Speaking on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! show, Smiley and West tore into the president. Calling Obama “a Rockefeller Republican in blackface,” West charged “that it’s morally obscene...
  • UNC Professor: Taheri-azar 'Wasn't Shy About Expressing Opinions' Hit

    03/05/2006 9:23:41 AM PST · by claudiustg · 40 replies · 926+ views
    WRAL ^ | March, 5 2006 | unk
    "Our ongoing investigation indicates that the suspect's motive was to avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world," said Derek Parch, UNC-Chapel Hill's Director of Public Safety at a news conference Saturday afternoon. "There is every indication in this early stage of the investigation that he acted alone. There is no indication whatsoever that he acted in concert with anyone." Taheri-azar, currently at Raleigh's Central Prison under a $5.5 million bond, was charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder and nine counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • PBS Star Tavis Smiley Slams Obama For Having No 'Genuine Love' for Black Journalists

    07/03/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer found that on his Sunday public-radio show with socialist professor Cornel West, PBS host Tavis Smiley thumped Obama chief of staff Valerie Jarrett for an apparently rude speech at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans on  June 23. She came to describe Obama's "genuine love for black people," which Smiley thought was ridiculous since Obama did not show up. Several NABJ vets did complain to blogger Richard Prince about Jarrett reading a list of Obama accomplishments: "Why not just send a [campaign] video?" one said. "That was out of line," said...
  • Obama 'obsessed with being on Mt. Rushmore'

    05/20/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 5/20/2012
    Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he’s “obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore” and is focusing too much on his “legacy.”
  • Cornel West backs Occupy the Rose Parade

    12/19/2011 9:55:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/19/11 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Joe Piasecki
    Liberal professor Cornel West told a Pasadena church Sunday that he backs an Occupy the Rose Parade demonstration, a newspaper reported Monday. The noted academic, who previously taught at Harvard University, was speaking at All Saints Church to discuss "The Role of Progressive Religion in the Occupy Movement" when he made the comments. "Any time you get a chance to bear witness for justice, I support that," the Pasadena Star-News quoted him as saying. "If I was around Jan. 2, I would be a part of it." ... Protesters who plan a post-parade march down Colorado Boulevard have promised not...
  • Professor Cornel West: Battle For Entitlements Will Be “Fought In the Streets”

    12/05/2011 6:18:45 PM PST · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/5/11 | Mac Slavo
    Civil disobedience will only work until the people realize nothing has been done – and that nothing can or will be done. When they finally understand that politicians, bureaucrats and corporate interests have completely destroyed their way of life, then we can fully expect violent confrontations and mid-east style, potentially armed, riots in the streets of America. This isn’t going away. In fact, the frustration, anger and desperation will continue to build pressure. Whether its the Tea Party movement, Occupy Wall Street, or other third-party protests, the momentum is gaining speed and strength.
  • Cornel West: Ultimate Fight For Entitlements Will Be In "The Streets"

    11/28/2011 5:26:22 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 28 Nov 2011 | Cornel West
    "I think the problem is that the poor children, keep in mind it's 42% of poor children who live at or near poverty, it's 25% in poverty. Our audience needs to keep that in mind." Cornel West said on MSNBC this afternoon. "Poor children need more than just a $1,000 for their family, they need a war against poverty to make it a major priority in the way which we have a priority for Afghanistan, and a priority to bail out banks, and a priority to defend corporate interests when it comes to environmental issues," West said about more and...
  • Cornel West Is Under Arrest

    10/17/2011 6:42:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/17/2011 | John Hayward
    Princeton academic Cornel West attended the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on Sunday, and then nipped over to the Supreme Court, where he joined 18 other members of “Occupy Wall Street” subsidiary “October 2011 / Stop the Machine” in getting arrested when they refused to obey police orders to clear the area. West is a fitfully amusing example of self-righteous academic incoherence, who can be counted on to produce memorable sound bites. He recently told black presidential candidate Herman Cain to “get off the symbolic crack pipe” because Cain is insufficiently cowed by the menace...
  • VIDEO: Cornel West arrested protesting outside the Supreme Court

    10/16/2011 10:32:19 PM PDT · by martosko · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/2011 | Caroline May
    Princeton Professor Cornel West, one of the most outspoken supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement, was arrested Sunday in front of the Supreme Court while protesting corporate power. “We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions,” West said to the Supreme Court protesters over a megaphone. “We want to send a lesson to ourselves, to our loved ones, our families, our communities, our nation, and the world that out of deep love for working and poor people that we are willing to...
  • Herman Cain Rips Belafonte And Cornel West: ‘They Don’t Want Black People To Think For Themselves’

    10/10/2011 9:21:14 PM PDT · by freespirited · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/10/11 | Frances Martel
    Herman Cain has taken with relish to the position of top tier candidate, launching a thousand rhetorical spears in his direction and answering them in record time. Today, it took only a few hours for him to respond to Cornel West and Harry Belafonte who, respectively, called for him to get off the “symbolic crack pipe” and stop being a “bad apple.” On Hannity tonight, Cain accused West of being “out of touch with the real world” and told Belafonte, “I left the Democratic plantation a long time ago.”Cain began addressing his harsh comments against the Occupy Wall Street protesters,...
  • 'Don’t Be Scared to Say Revolution': Cornel West Encourages Call for Revolution

    09/28/2011 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 34 replies
    Naked Emperor News via The Blaze ^ | September 28th | Cornel West (VIDEO)
    ‘Don’t Be Scared to Say Revolution’: Cornel West Encourages the Wall Street Protests to Call for Revolution as the Elite Tremble
  • The Black War Over Obama

    08/15/2011 3:32:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 15, 2011 | Allison Samuels
    African-American leaders fear academic rebel Cornel West’s fierce attacks on the president could spell trouble in 2012. How did Cornel West become the administration’s No. 1 gadfly? The noted African-American scholar and radio host may have helped Barack Obama into the White House, but he has spent the better part of the president’s term taking shots at him, calling him a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs,” among other names. “These last few weeks have only proven my point about Brother Obama,” West says in his signature “one love” voice as he talks about the debt-reduction debacle on Capitol Hill....
  • PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty Tour (Smiley & West hit the road)

    08/13/2011 12:56:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/12/11 | Stephanie Samuel
    PBS Hosts Blast Obama on Poverty TourBy Stephanie Samuel | Christian Post Reporter Fri, Aug. 12 2011 10:23 AM EDT PBS hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, once strong supporters of Barack Obama, are traveling the country criticizing the president for failing to protect the poor during the debt talks. Noted African-American evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. agrees that the president has done little to help the poor, but says systemic changes, not more wasteful spending, are necessary to lift Americans out of poverty. Radio and television hosts Smiley and his PBS Princeton University co-host West, have taken to the...
  • Rapper Inspires Youth By Proclaiming America is Biggest Terrorist in The World

    08/01/2011 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 17 replies
    Every U.S. President is a Terrorist: Cornel West and Rapper Lupe Fiasco Inspire Clapping 13 to 18 Year Olds at Leadership Conference By Telling Them America is Biggest Terrorist in The World & Army Navy & Marines Only Kill People http://www.theblaze.com/stories/every-u-s-president-is-a-terrorist-cornel-west-and-rapper-lupe-fiasco-inspire-clapping-13-to-18-year-olds-at-leadership-conference-by-telling-them-america-is-biggest-terrorist-in-the-world-army-na/
  • Cornel West: Best. Interview. Ever.

    07/25/2011 4:59:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 24, 2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Dr. James Joyner picks up on an interview with one of President Obama’s staunchest former allies, but also more recent critics, in the person of Professor Cornel West. Joyner titles his piece, “Cornel West is Crazy.” I’m not going to jump immediately to that point, but I’ve got to tell you, for a “highly sought after” guy with a doctorate from Princeton, this interview is… well, I suppose “remarkable” works. What’s with the black suit, white shirt, black tie outfit you always wear? Do you have anything else in your closet? I’ve got four black suits that I circulate, and...
  • Smiley and West Take Obama Critique on the Road (Poverty Tour)

    07/24/2011 8:12:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse Washington
    Black activists Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are planning a 15-city "Poverty Tour" to bring attention to the needy and to what they say are the failings of President Barack Obama. West, a Princeton University professor, and Smiley, host of a PBS talk show, expect to begin the bus trip Aug. 5 at a Native American reservation in Wisconsin. With visits to soup kitchens, housing projects, farms, families and low-wage workers, they say they hope to create momentum for large-scale job creation programs and put poverty on the 2012 election agenda. SNIP Although their tour does not have a specific...
  • Obama’s Black Agenda?

    06/01/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | May 25, 2011 | Crystal Wright
    Race baiting, headline chasing Princeton Professor Cornel West set off a firestorm of outrage among Obama supporters and defenders of hope and change, when he said Obama wasn’t culturally black. West suggested because Obama is more “a white man with black skin,” his policies have done nothing to help poor blacks. West isn’t the first person to say this. The Congressional Black Caucus and other black liberals have complained Obama has no black agenda and ignored problems plaguing blacks more acutely than whites such as double digit unemployment 16% compared national average of 9%. In some cities like DC and...
  • Cornel West is an expert showman but nothing more: The lead huckster of the Ivy League's takedown

    05/23/2011 2:21:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 23rd 2011 | Stanley Crouch
    Bryan Pace for NewsSerious black intellectuals privately dismissed Dr. Cornel West many years ago as no more than an academic loudmouth. Cornel West, the Princeton professor of African-American studies who recently made some crude statements about President Obama, has never been much more than a six-figure entertainer, ready to bite the hand that pays him even while reaching for his check. He has never seen a microphone or television camera that he did not like. Publicity, not scholarship, is his true tradition. West often gives his listeners no more than sound and fury, signifying nothing. And he is very good...
  • Summing Up Obama's Real Position On Israel

    05/19/2011 6:42:09 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    So is it 2012 yet, because it would be really awesome to have a president who had a sane policy on how to treat Israel again... ----------Israel: Hey Barry! Obama: Don't call me that, it's very disrespectful, and nobody calls me that.Cornell West: Hey Barry! Whut up my brotha from a honky mutha!Obama: What is up CW. Hey look, I've been working on my fist pump.Cornell West: Almost got it my BHOreo...try putting your pinky down, you're not drinkin' tea with the Queen.Obama: Oh yeah! I keep forgetting that part, thanks!Cornell West: Peace in the middle eashhhhahahahahahaha!Israel: ........right....Obama: Isn't he...
  • (Cornel)West: Obama 'a black mascot' and 'black puppet'

    05/17/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | %/17/11 | Glen Johnson
    Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, is harshly criticizing President Obama, a candidate he once supported but now calls “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” West, a former Harvard University professor, said during an interview with the website Truthdig posted yesterday that the president has not been true to his race.
  • Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS Was What She Was Writing About

    04/12/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 21 replies
    Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS & Social Chaos Was What She Was Writing About After Denying in Dozens of Interviews http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-was-right-she-is-dangerous-cornel-west-piven-admit-riots-social-chaos-was-what-she-was-writing-about-after-denying-in-dozens-of-interviews/
  • Frances Fox Piven and Richard Trumka Join Forces April 5th

    04/02/2011 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    The far left has attempted to portray their elderly hero, Frances Fox Piven, as a lonely shut-in who spends her time knitting mittens and eating Werther’s Originals in her New York apartment. But the truth is that age has not dampened Piven’s appetite for radical socialist political activities.Piven, an academic who is still on the board of ACORN-partner Project Vote, has announced that she will be co-hosting a 1960s-style “teach-in” April 5th, and she’s bringing in some heavy hitters.The national event, which will be simulcast, will also feature fellow socialist professor Cornel West and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.  SEIU is...
  • Hurricane West: Cornel West and American Radicalism

    05/10/2010 11:08:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,001+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 10, 2010 | David Horowitz
    Rarely has our country faced a more uncertain future under more troubling circumstances. We have been attacked by an enemy who is inspired by religious hatreds and is able to strike our homeland, something no adversary has been able to accomplish in modern times. Domestically, we are facing the greatest economic collapse in a generation, and our federal government is on its way to bankruptcy. Confronting these crises, we are led by the most inexperienced, radical, and divisive president in our nation’s history, a man who has appeased our enemies and attacked our allies abroad and has authorized a government...
  • White House economist: 'F--- up' conservative prof

    12/06/2009 6:08:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 3,471+ views
    WND ^ | 12/6/09 | Aaron Klein
    According to a university colleague, former president of Harvard and current White House economist Larry Summers once asked for help to "f--- up" one of the school's conservative professors.
  • Black Radicals Cite Racism and Capitalism as Causes of Black Troubles

    07/22/2009 10:52:59 AM PDT · by liesel2000 · 45 replies · 1,079+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 22, 2009 | John Perazzo
    In an effort to gauge the overall condition of blacks in contemporary America, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman turned yesterday to a pair of longtime haters of the United States: (a) Carl Dix, a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, a Maoist vanguard dedicated to promoting civil unrest in the United States; and (b) Princeton University professor Cornel West, an avowed Marxist with close personal and ideological ties to the racial arsonist Al Sharpton and the Jew-hating leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.
  • Cornel West will be Obama's "ORACLE IN CHIEF"???

    10/31/2008 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Harvard Alum · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2007 | Ben Smith
    "ORACLE IN CHIEF"? Obama calls one of his top advisers, radical Marxist professor Dr. Cornel West, a "genius" and his "oracle." Look what West has to say about America! Both Barack Obama and Cornel West spoke at an Apollo Theater event on Nov. 29, 2007. There's a summary and photo of them together here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1107/Obama_in_Harlem.htmlWest is a top advisor to Obama on race issues: he's a member, with Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, of Obama's "Black Advisory Council." In Obama's speech, as you can see on Youtube, Obama called West a "genius," and his "oracle": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63MjK7MlA7IIf West is indeed Obama's "oracle,"...
  • Obama's Amerikkka Corps

    06/19/2008 7:51:14 AM PDT · by vadum · 21 replies · 108+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | June 18, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's Amerikkka Corps is coming to your town. Barack Obama's campaign is mobilizing 3,600 volunteers for six weeks of political work in 17 states, calling the campaign jobs "Obama Organizing Fellowships," the Washington Post reports. In exchange for working on the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's campaign, fellows are promised training in community organizing techniques, which is a euphemism for leftist political agitation. (Perhaps fellows will be instructed in the fine art of fraudulent voter registration ACORN-style.) As this month's Foundation Watch report on Obama's radical roots notes: Agitation is what Chicago-born Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), the father of community organizing, called...
  • Cornel West being hyped by MTV

    02/25/2008 10:01:48 AM PST · by E Rocc · 12 replies · 285+ views
    MTV.com ^ | February, 2008 | MTV
    Argh, my girlfriend and I were watching the Jackass marathon this weekend on MTV. They constantly played spots featuring West (whose racist and socialist past it was up to me to elaborate upon of course) and the idiotic "truth.org" anti-smoking ads. The biggest "Jackasses" weren't on the show. At least Margera, Knoxville, et all were funny-on-purpose.
  • Arianna’s Political Garbage in My Inbox

    11/09/2007 8:54:07 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 19 replies · 361+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 November 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Ever since the Internet was invented, I’ve received e-mail from all sides of the political spectrum. It goes almost to the point of spontaneous combustion in my inbox. I leave most oddball senders on the list of what I continue to receive. There is general amusement value, and sometimes something to learn, from all that “diversity.” However, once any particular source shows itself to be a source of unmitigated drivel, I tell them to leave me alone. One source that has ignored my repeated requests to take me off their mailing list is the Huffington Post. Unfortunately, I’ve been receiving...