Cornel West

2016 US election

Cornel West Says Civil Rights Leaders That Support Hillary Clinton Have Lost Their Way

In an interview with VICE News, the prominent academic had harsh words for civil rights leaders supporting Clinton, branding them "neoliberal politicians" who are "too well adjusted to Wall Street."
Sarah Mimms
2.28.16
americas

Ferguson Police Arrest Dozens of Protesters as Pentagon Requests City Return Humvees

23 people were arrested in total on Monday in the St. Louis suburb that saw weeks of demonstrations last year following the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown.
VICE News
8.11.15
ferguson

Cornel West, DeRay Mckesson, and Others Arrested as Emergency Declared in Ferguson

Several prominent activists were arrested at a protest in downtown St. Louis moments before St. Louis County officials declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.
VICE News
8.10.15
Books

Revisiting Michele Wallace's Essential Black Feminist Text 'Black Macho'

We talked to the influential critic about Black Macho, how the black patriarchy has been ignoring black women since the civil rights movement, and why young black feminists give her hope.
Gabby Bess
7.23.15
Stuff

Revisiting Michele Wallace's Essential Black Feminist Text 'Black Macho'

We talked to the influential critic about 'Black Macho,' how the black patriarchy has been ignoring black women since the civil rights movement, and why young black feminists give her hope.
Gabby Bess
7.22.15
ferguson

In St. Louis, the Torch of the Civil Rights Struggle is Passed to a New Guard

Less than three months after Brown's death in Ferguson, with Officer Darren Wilson still free and unindicted, the anger of a moment has quickly evolved into a full-on movement.
Alice Speri
10.23.14
Opinion and Analysis

Ferguson and the Violence of Sanitizing the Struggle for Civil Rights

Cornel West is right — struggle is messy, and the time for platitudes about peace from elder statesmen has long passed.
Natasha Lennard
10.14.14
ferguson

In Photos: Protesters Arrested Outside Ferguson Police Department

Demonstrators soldiered through the rain today at a civil disobedience action by the Ferguson police department.
Alice Speri
10.13.14
ferguson

Raw Coverage of the Ferguson October Protests

We were live from St. Louis for the Ferguson October protests.
VICE News
10.13.14
ferguson

St. Louis Protesters Arrested in Weekend of Mass Civil Disobedience

This weekend marked two months since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and police arrested more than a dozen protesters staging a sit-in at a gas station in St. Louis.
Liz Fields and Alice Speri
10.12.14
ferguson

Ferguson Prepares For 'Weekend of Resistance' as Protests Erupt Once Again

This weekend, the protests will be back once again in full swing, as 10,000 people are expected to descend on St. Louis for a weekend of action and resistance dubbed "Ferguson October."
Alice Speri
10.9.14