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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 June 1953Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameCornel Ronald West

Mini Bio (1)

Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Cornel Ronald West. He is an actor, known for Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014), Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (2012) and Stand (2009).

Spouse (3)

Elleni Gebre Amlak (? - ?) (divorced)
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Hilda Holloman West (? - ?) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

(2002 - ?) Professor of African-American Studies, Princeton University
Professor in the Department of Religion, at Princeton University. Teaches classes in both Religion (his department) and African-American Studies.
Has one son, Clifton

Personal Quotes (2)

[on his book 'Black Prophetic Fire'] I think that we need more fire in our world: people on fire for justice, on fire for freedom. The most fundamental question in the book is how to be men and women of integrity and honesty in a time of such vast mendacity and criminality.
In the history of black people, those who have been prophetic have either been killed or bought off and co-opted. And now we live in the age of the sellout, no matter what color. I argue that we witnessed the re-niggerization of the black professional class. They've got power, assets and prosperity, but they're still intimidated. They're concerned with their careers rather than their callings.

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