PENIEL JOSEPH, TA-NEHISI COATES AND CORNEL WEST ARE ALL "ONLY" STORY TELLERS!!! They CONTROL The "American Containerized Blacks" BY Controlling THE POPULAR NARRATIVE That Is Consumed ANALYZING "MAN" (FIGURES) INSTEAD OF THE SUBSTANCE,...Show More Summary
Tracking the acclaimed author’s development as a comic writer is one of his run’s great pleasures. Read more...
Honorable mentions: Bill Clinton, Cher, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Stephen Colbert, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Lauren Duca, Lena Dunham, Keith Ellison, Jill Filipovich, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Gore, Al Green, Kamala Harris, Chris
Between the World and Me, the award-winning bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was The New York Public Library?s most checked out title in 2017. The thought-provoking book debuted at number two on the Library?s top checkouts list last year. Show More Summary
ANN ALTHOUSE ON THE CORNEL WEST/TA-NEHISI COATES TWEETFIGHT.
There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.
A major row between Harvard philosopher Cornel West and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates has triggered new debate about the responsibilities of the black intellectual, and the role of social media in public discourse. Watch Post Opinions columnist Christine Emba discuss the row and its wider meaning with Post national reporter Wesley Lowery and Global Opinions […]
It’s not an understatement to say that, if you are a young writer who interrogates American race relations and white supremacy, Cornel West is the firmament upon which you stand. Alongside the likes of Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Davis,...Show More Summary
Naomi Alderman's novel The Power sells out, Mean by Myriam Gurba gets a glowing review, and Ta-Nehisi Coates bows out of Twitter.
So it was an epic battle of the important living black intellectuals, according to D. Watkins at Salon in "Cornel West failed to 'ether' Ta-Nehisi Coates in the most pointless feud ever/Coates did end up deleting his Twitter account, though — points to West?"D. Show More Summary
DRAMA: “Ta-Nehisi Coates deletes his Twitter account after argument with Cornel West.”
FUNNY HOW THE ALT-RIGHT AND THE ACADEMIC LEFT SO OFTEN AGREE WITH EACH OTHER: “Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Cornel West Feud…West criticized Coates as the ‘neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle’ while claiming that Coates ‘fetishizes white supremacy.’ Now, in the fallout of West’s criticism, Coates has deleted his widely followed Twitter […]
Dr. West's history of warring with more prominent Black intellectuals has proven counterproductive.
This post draws its immediate inspiration from Simon’s and Scott’s discussions of Cornel West’s criticisms of Ta-Nehisi Coates, and less immediately from many other posts by my co-bloggers and others discussing various forms of apparently self-sabotaging leftist political rhetoric and action. It is an invitation to discuss the following proposition: a great deal of the […]
Mr. West, a fierce critic of President Obama from the left, called Mr. Coates “the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle.” Twitter wasn’t happy.
[Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and the Koch brothers glance at each other, then start laughing uproariously] If you missed it this weekend, you should read Simon’s superb post about Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, since I’m just litigating an annoying side issue here. As Adam Serwer observes, there’s one really obvious problem with designating Coates […]
The Hill reports. West recently criticized Coates in an essay published in The Guardian, slamming him for not being critical enough of former President Obama... [for] “fetishiz[ing] white supremacy" [and for] having a “preoccupationShow More Summary
Following criticism from white supremacist Richard Spencer and philosopher Cornel West.
by Charles Mudede Ta-Nehisi Coates: "Want to wish the great @CornelWest a Happy 20th on the publication of Race Matters. Rare that anyone gets to write such a monumental book—and then be around to celebrate its impact..." Penguin Random...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) I’ve been pointing to Time’s list of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2017. While conceding I haven’t read any of them, I have noted that any such list on which Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates place in numbers 1 and 2 is some kind of a joke. That’s what Time’s list is. However, it’s not useless. It has prompted me to think about my own top 10 list. I