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Instead of Rifles: Reflections on American Violence

    “Wishing I could make you / love you / enough / to carry you / instead of rifles.”  The band is the Cornel West Theory from Washington, DC. The piece, from their 2009 album Second Rome is called “Rifles.” … Continue reading

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The Cornel West Theory at the 2012 Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival

I did something I haven’t done in over a decade. I went out late at night to see a band. DC’s The Cornel West Theory played Friday night, March 30th (well, it was really Saturday morning, March 31st) at the … Continue reading

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The Cornel West Theory

At the Crossroads Antiracism Advanced Organizer Training in Boston this past August, I had the pleasure to meet the Rev. Yvonne Gilmore of the Cornel West Theory, a Washington, DC-based spoken word ensemble. Check out this video called “Rifles.” Rev. … Continue reading

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