11 Sharp Black Commentators You Should Be Following

July 27, 2010  |  

Dr. William Jelani Cobb

Twitter Handle: @Jelani9

Web: Jelanicobb.com

Excerpt: On Obama’s impact on race… “Anytime we’ve seen racial progress in the United States, we’ve seen racial backlash.”

About: William Jelani Cobb is an Associate Professor of History at Spelman College. Oftentimes, we can use our knowledge of history to evaluate what’s unfolding in the present. As a historian, Cobb does this effectively and efficiently, whether he is in the classroom or being called upon to contribute to a larger audience.

Books: To To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic and The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays

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