Friday, October 10, 2014


Two part interview with Cornel West, author 'Black Prophetic Fire' "The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, "Black Prophetic Fire." West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be "witnessing the death of black prophetic fire in our time."" Lots of comments about Obama, Holder and quoted from W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King:
W. E. B. DU BOIS: Because most American Negroes of education and property have long since oversimplified their problem and tried to separate it from all other social problems, they conceive that their fight is simply to have the same rights and privileges as other American citizens. They do not for a moment stop to question how far the organization of work and distribution of wealth in America is perfect, nor do they for a moment conceive that the economic organization of America may have fundamental injustices and shortcomings which seriously affect not only Negroes, but the whole world.
It seems that there is a Rich Richman  'Obama slams GOP as a party of billonaires then attends a party...hosted by Rich Richman'
Rebecca Diamond: What is the relationship between economics and georaphy? About divergence in American cities. Related article. Not clear about the relevance to other countries.
Discussion on economic inequality and growth at Economist's View Check the comments. The first comment links to this.
Ebola is eminently stoppable says Atul awande

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