Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
"Invite this man in and listen closely"
A provocative, lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black president and first black presidency, from "one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today" (Vanity Fair).
"Only the Heart can truly appreciate profound Truth!"
Named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine, Dyson touches on politics, the arts and the personal, including justice, poverty, faith and spirituality.
"Don't hate…appreciate." This original and dynamic presentation breaks down the imperativeness of our need to understand the underlying messages between the different socio-economic classes in black America, in order to move forward as a people.
"Enlightened by the finest"
Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971–1996) was an American rap artist, actor, and social activist. More than seventy-five million of his albums have sold worldwide, making him one of the bestselling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.
Shakur also gained notoriety for his conflicts with the law and time spent in prison.
"An Audio Book That Makes Me Want to Read More"
A provocative look at what it means to be black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, NY Gov David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove and others.
"Food for Thought"
"What White America Fails to See" is from the July 08, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Eric Dyson and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
At the 40th anniversary of King's assassination, acclaimed public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson gives a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of America, specifically black America. Ambitiously and controversially, he investigates the ways in which we as a people have made it to that Promised Land King spoke of, and the many areas in which we still have a long way to go.
In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society.
Tired of living below your hopes, capabilities, and expectations? Should you keep your business or "take the money and run"? What would you have others do? Discover the common mistakes that may have cost you success, happiness, and opportunity in the past...and how you can avoid them in the future. In the dazzling Town Hall discussion you'll learn the unexpected payoffs, prices and possibilities from this distinguished panel of business leaders.
America's leading young black intellectual reveals the hidden rules of race that dominate politics, society, and cultural life. The author discusses the state of Black leadership; the Black Church and sex; Black youth, pop culture, and the politics of nostalgia; why in a color-blind society race will continue to rule; and other important issues. Michael Eric Dyson, former welfare father, and now an ordained Baptist Minster and Princeton Ph.D., is professor of Communications Studies at the University of North Carolina.
"Trump’s Racial Ignorance" is from the December 18, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Eric Dyson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
Obama’s historic tenure ends as the nation celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King’s 88th birthday. As I see it, Obama is the only figure to ever give King a run for his money as Greatest Black Man in U.S. history.
"How Black America Saw Obama" is from the January 14, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Eric Dyson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
An emerging black digital intelligentsia has embraced online technology to change American ideas.
"Barack Obama, the President of Black America?" is from the June 27, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Eric Dyson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Hillary Clinton and black voters are learning why they need each other.
Now that Trump has vanquished his primary foes, his final combat with the Democrats is fast approaching. But first comes the spectacle of his official coronation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The question is no longer whether Republicans will come to their senses. The question is what those of us who care about America must do, given that they will not.