Tag Archives: Al Sharpton

Chris Hedges: Rise of the New Black Radicals

Hedges: There is a word for what is bubbling up from below—revolution. It can’t begin soon enough.

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different.

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

(Video) Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies Failure to Challenge “New Jim Crow”

 democracynow Published on Jul 22, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books. On Obama’s remarks comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, West says: “Will that identification hide […]