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150 Million Americans are in Poverty

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West discuss their new book on Democracy Now!:

The latest census data shows nearly one in two Americans, or 150 million people, have fallen into poverty — or could be classified as low income. We’re joined by Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, who continue their efforts to spark a national dialog on the poverty crisis with the new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

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Jay-Z and Cornel West, Live at the New York Public Library (Video)

Controversial but super cool Princeton professor Cornel West recently spent over an hour in conversation with Shawn Carter a/k/a Jay-Z (no introduction required) at the prestigious New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, moderated by Paul Holdengräber, the NYPL Director of Public Programs. Their dialogue was inspired by the contents of Jay’s new book Decoded and covered everything from NWA, Michael Jackson and Thom Yorke to greed, race, politics and social activism.

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