Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb appears in the following:

This Is a Test

Monday, September 09, 2019

The current clashes over the New York City school system, which has been undergoing reform since its founding, are shot through with questions of race and equity.

No Going Back

Monday, July 22, 2019

Last week, the President wasn’t just attacking four congresswomen of color; he was reanimating ideas whose prevalence wreaked havoc in the nation’s past.

Celebrating One Year of Tanzina Vega: A Live Takeaway Broadcast

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The Takeaway broadcasts live from The Greene Space to mark Tanzina Vega's one-year anniversary, with a look at three gaps at the core of the show's mission: wealth, truth, and empathy.

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American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.

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American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Friday, March 08, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.

American Exiles in East Africa

Friday, March 01, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the country, fearing a setup by police. In exile, in Tanzania, they began to resume their mission, building a community far from home.

House Cleaning

Monday, February 11, 2019

H.R. 1 is an ambitious set of responses to the most pressing challenges facing American democracy, almost all of which were brought into sharper focus by the 2016 election.

'Say Her Name,' Columbia Journalism Review on Race & Journalism

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland." Jelani Cobb & Kyle Pope on the Columbia Journalism Review’s special issue about race & journalism.

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Not Every Vote Counts

Monday, October 22, 2018

In "Not Every Vote Counts," Jelani Cobb writes about voter-suppression tactics in the age of Trump.

Jelani Cobb on Shifting Leadership Voices

Friday, August 31, 2018

Conversations about race are perhaps more honest than they have been in decades, but how does talk translate to a shift in behavior?

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Smelling the Coffee

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What’s most crucial isn’t whether a company can diminish bias among its employees. It’s the acknowledgment that bias is so pervasive it has to try.

The Eights | 1948 and the Start of the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Housing segregation, desegregation in the military, and more.

Death of a King

Monday, April 02, 2018

In "Death of a King," Jelani Cobb writes about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what it means on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination. 

State of the Resistance

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In "State of the Resistance," Jelani Cobb writes about the opposition to President Trump.

2017: How Sports and Politics Collided

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 was a historic year for activism in sports. Today, The Takeaway looks back at some of the key moments in athletic protest from the past year. 

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