Cornel West fires up the crowd in AME church in St. Pete

Share

Dr. Cornel West, a polarizing black intellectual, gave an electrifying speech at an overflowing church Wednesday night in St. Petersburg. West spoke as part of the Heritage Lecture Series put on by St. Petersburg College and a community nonprofit run by Mt. Zion AME Church. West made full use of his seminary training in a hybrid mix of sermon and lecture.

West touched on a broad swath of topics ranging from law enforcement violence to drone warfare and conservative media. The thread running through his entire presentation was humanity. West emphasized the commonality of all humans.

Cornel West, an Ivy League educated professor, doesn’t shy away from putting his money where is mouth is. He was arrested after joining protests in Ferguson, Missouri. West sees what happened in Ferguson as a paradigm shift.

Holding the media accountable for reporting the news is high on Cornel West’s list. He is critical of both liberal and conservative media.

//www.youtube.com/embed/OivnEjGHUFI

According to West, the black community should not be content with a few people of color overcoming stereotypes.

West takes aim at President Barack Obama and some of his cabinet for effectively shirking their moral obligation to the black community.

Today the Obama administration launched two separate US drone attacks in Pakistan, thought to have killed 5 to 7 people each. West makes short order of his condemnation of drone warfare.

//www.youtube.com/embed/ytCPzpN8FuY

//www.youtube.com/embed/UDIyq4p312k

//www.youtube.com/embed/VnHYB_r6u9o

You may also like

Candidates for Florida House talk gun control, teacher pay, and more

Listen:   Candidates for four Tampa district state house seats...

The Scoop: Fri. July 19th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The St. Petersburg City Council continues with Rays stadium development,...

Florida seeks to be able to withhold medical treatments from transgender individuals during a legal appeal

Florida asked a federal appeals court to allow the state...

University of Florida president candidate Ben Sasse
Ben Sasse will step down as the president of the University of Florida

University of Florida President Ben Sasse on Thursday announced he...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Midnight Soul
Player position: