The United States celebrates Black History Month every February but does so with little regard to the Black Radical Tradition for social justice and liberation. Dr. Cornel West joins co-hosts Margaret Kimberley and Danny Haiphong to discuss key aspects of the Black Radical Tradition and their relevance to the current situation confronting Black Americans and the rest of humanity both in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Cornel West is a public intellectual and professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. He is author of more than twenty books including the acclaimed works “Race Matters” and Democracy Matters. Dr. West co-hosts the Tight Rope Podcast with Tricia Rose.

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