The Marc Steiner Show

Dr. Cornel West: Black Prophetic Fire

October 28, 2014 – Segment 2

I talk with the inimitable Dr. Cornel West! The author and Union Theological Seminary professor joins me to discuss his new book Black Prophetic Fire (in Dialogue with and Edited by Christa Buschendorf). In Black Prophetic Fire, West offers a new perspective on six ninetheenth- and twentieth century African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells.



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Marc Steiner

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  1. As much as we want to help Barack, we need to put the Cornell Wests forward- surely capitalism is the elephant in the room; Barack needs to hearken back to the Jerome Wright roots.
    We cannot force Baltimore media, other than Marc, to put the positive forward- we can only make it obvious and helpful. The folks at Red Emmas, Eddie Conway- the revolutionary groups, people like the Transform Now Plowshares who are being held in prison!? They are the ones to push to the fore.
    I find it fine to persuade those in power, but while we’re doing that let’s also take direct monkey wrenching action to disrupt them.
    As Ho Chi Minh said- “talk,talk, fight, fight”.

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