ABOUT Jelani Cobb
May 13, 2013
Jelani Cobb writes in the New Yorker that Malcolm Shabazz, who died last week in Mexico, was a young man still defining his place amid a looming legacy.
In a piece for the New Yorker, Jelani Cobb explains how the Obama presidency has "validated both our hopes and our fears and given dueling legitimacy to optimism and cynicism simultaneously."
University of Connecticut professor and New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb digs into Rodney King's passing and what it means to African Americans.
Presidents Day was once a rude interruption to Black History Month, a reminder of whose terms we were on. This Presidents Day I find myself celebrating.
If Limbaugh can register a protest vote for Hillary, why can't we look at the GOP?
Black people have escaped an abusive political relationship before.
What the Judge and the Cos couldn't see in that all-black Atlanta courtroom.
The Krispy Kreme effect and other hijinks along the road to Denver.
Why the black intelligentsia needs to stop hating on the Democratic nominee.
There are obvious reasons for the comparison between Barack Obama and Franklin Roosevelt, not the least of which is the trying economic and military circumstances Obama will inherit. The most-telling connection between Roosevelt and Obama may be one that we tend to overlook—their membership in groups that have historically suffered from discrimination.
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