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    • The Radical King

    • By: Martin Luther King, Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Gabourey Sidibe, Cornel West, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fire for the soul

    • By Duggan Canning on 04-13-18
    • The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

    • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 383
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
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      5 out of 5 stars 339

    In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You Wanda!

    • By Philharmonic on 02-12-18
    • Race Matters, 25th Anniversary

    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Cornel West, JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading! Now just as a 25 years ago.

    • By Gary on 01-20-18
    • Race Matters

    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Cornel West
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    A master teacher and preeminent analyst of America's racial dilemma bridges the gulf between races in this national best seller. Cornel West is a professor at Harvard's Divinity School and Department of Afro-American Studies. He is the author of many books, including Prophetic Fragments, and with bell hooks, Breaking Bread.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant

    • By Sam on 07-20-17
    • Cornel West and Susan Neiman

    • Race and Religion in the Presidential Election
    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Susan Neiman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    What roles do race and religion play in the current election, and what do they say about America today? How do these roles affect the key issues concerning our country? The Class of 1943 Professor at Princeton University, Cornel West is one of America's most provocative public intellectuals and the author of Hope on a Tightrope.

    Philosopher Susan Neiman is the director of the Einstein Forum in Berlin and the author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists.

    • I Hear My People Singing

    • Voices of African American Princeton
    • By: Kathryn Watterson, Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and internationally renowned Ivy League towns - Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts of more than 50 black residents detail aspects of African American life throughout the 20th century.

    • Democracy Matters

    • Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Cornel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Democracy Matters is Cornel West's bold and powerful critique of the troubling deterioration of democracy in America in this threatening post-9/11 age of terrorist rage and imperial overreach, and an inspiring call for a resurgence of the deep democratic tradition in our country, which has waged war on the forces of imperialist corruption throughout our history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best books...

    • By sarah on 03-05-12
    • The Future of Black Business in America: Stay In or Cash In

    • By: Doctor Julianne Malveaux, Doctor Cornel West, Doctor Michael Eric Dyson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By MZ Lady on 02-21-16
    • The War Against Parents

    • What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads
    • By: Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin, Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this book, subtitled What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads, two different parents with different backgrounds of their own, one black, one female, come together to assay what they describe in the prologue as the world's antagonism toward parents and parenting.