Jelani Cobb

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People of Color, Celebs React to Gwen Ifill's Death

The trailblazing Black journalist fought cancer for almost a year.

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Panelists Explore Economic and Racial Justice During DNC

Rosie Perez, Jelani Cobb and Gerry Hudson joined Harris-Perry for a panel hosted by Rock the Vote’s Truth to Power program.

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Out of Despair, Hope: The 3rd Anniversary of #BlackLivesMatter, Zimmerman Acquittal

Where were you when George Zimmerman walked free after killing Trayvon Martin?

READ: Jelani Cobb on the History—and Future—of Black Lives Matter

Cobb’s latest piece for The New Yorker examines how the movement differs from those of the past and how its decentralized leadership style could impact its chances of success.