Cornel West Philosopher

Cornel west

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, author, critic, actor, civil rights activist and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. West is a 1973 graduate of Harvard University and a doctoral graduate of Princeton University. He is currently a professor of African American studies at Princeton and of Religious philosophy and Christian studies at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. West is known for his combination of political and moral insight and criticism and his contribution to the post-1960s civil rights movement. The bulk of his work focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness." West draws intellectual contributions from such diverse traditions as the African American Baptist Church, pragmatism and transcendentalism. West was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Sacramento, California, where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. His father was a general contractor for the Defense Department, and his mother was a teacher and a principal. Irene B. West Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, is named for her.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 2nd, 1953
Place of birth
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Religion
Baptists

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children

Education

1. John F. Kennedy High School School

1966 - 1970

John F. Kennedy High School, a member of the Sacramento City Unified School District, is a public school in the Pocket-Greenhaven Area of Sacramento, California.

Type Public school
Founded
1967
Headquarters
6715 Gloria Drive, 95831 - Sacramento, California
Official web page www.jfk.scusd.edu
Wikipedia article

People attended John F. Kennedy High School connected by profession and/or age

Underground hip hop Artist

2. Harvard University Colleges/University

- 1973 Bachelor of Arts

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 8th, 1636
Headquarters
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
Postgraduates
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard University connected by profession and/or age

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3. Princeton University Colleges/University

- 1980 PhD
- 1975 Master of Arts

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 17.7 bil. $
2011. 17.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1746
Headquarters
1 Nassau Hall, 08544 - Princeton, New Jersey
Undergraduates
2013. 5,323
2012. 5,336
2011. 5,249
2010. 5,142
2009. 5,069
Postgraduates
2013. 2,691
2012. 2,674
2011. 2,610
2010. 2,582
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.28 %
2013. 7.29 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 8.5 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 40.2 K $
2012. 39.5 K $
2010. 36.6 K $
Official web page www.princeton.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Princeton University connected by profession and/or age

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Cornel West on Social media

facebook.com http://www.facebook.com/drcornelwest
twitter.com http://www.twitter.com/CornelWest

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Princeton University
1746
Official site
Other people associated with Princeton University
Translator
Professor
Harvard University
1636
Official site
Other people associated with Harvard University
Politician
Mathematician
Award Winner

Organizations founded

1. Network of Spiritual Progressives

Organization

Wikiedia article

The Network of Spiritual Progressives is an international political and social justice movement based in the United States that seeks to influence American politics towards more humane, progressive values. The organization also challenges what it perceives as the misuse of religion by political conservatives and the anti-religious attitudes of many liberals. In the international sphere, the NSP seeks to foster inter-religious understanding and work for social justice. The NSP was founded in 2005 by Rabbi Michael Lerner, who serves as co-director of the organization with Cornel West and Sister Joan Chittister. More than 1,200 activists attended each of the group's conferences in Berkeley, California and Washington, D.C.. As of December 2007, the NSP had chapters in 31 states as well as Toronto, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; and in Costa Rica.

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Sketches of My Culture
2001 Album on compact disc

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Sci-Fi26.95
Action26.95
Documentary67.2
Music27.35

1. The After Party: The Last Party 3 (2011)

Documentary, News, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
,
Bret Burgess
,
Caty Borum
,
Jon Fine
,
Michael Schiller
,
Susan Chainey
,
Zachary David Medow
Michael Schiller
Michael Schiller
,
Jon Fine
,
Steve Marcus

The After Party: The Last Party 3 is a 2011 documentary feature film about a cinematographer whose life is changed forever when he is suddenly caught in a mass arrest. His ordeal and eventual release compels him to seek answers, but doing so uncovers a bizarre world he never imagined existed.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Jeremiah Crowell
,
Jon Fine
,
Michael Schiller
,
Tevo Diaz
English
United States of America

2. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Don Sexton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
,
Lemore Syvan
15 Show list

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The screenplay is based on her novel of the same title. The film premiered on February 9, 2009, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival and was shown at the Sydney Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival before opening in the United Kingdom on July 10. Following a showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was limited released in the United States on November 27, 2009.

Awards

Top cast

Chris Nadeau
Pippa Lee
Herb Lee
Gigi Lee
Suky Sarkissian
Des Sarkissian
Pippa Lee
Chester Sarkissian
Dot Nadeau
Grace Lee
Sam Shapiro
Ben Lee
Trish Sarkissian
Piano Player
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Michael Rohatyn
Jennifer von Mayrhauser
English
United States of America

3. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
played Councillor West
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
129.0
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
32 Show list 1 Show list $110M

The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film was written and directed by The Wachowski Siblings and released simultaneously in 60 countries on November 5, 2003. While it is the final film in the series, the Matrix storyline continued in The Matrix Online. The film was the second live-action film to be released in both regular and IMAX theaters at the same time.

Awards

2004 BMI Film Music Award

Top cast

Agent Smith
Trainman
Persephone
Deus Ex Machina
Zee
Rama-Kandra
Councillor Hamann
Merovingian
Maggie
Roland
Seraph
Ghost
Architect
Lock's Lieutenant
Bane
Officer Wirtz
Councillor Dillard
Zion Gate Operator
Oracle
Sparks
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Virtual reality
Transhumanism
The Matrix Revolutions: Music From The Motion Picture
English, French
United States of America, Australia

4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Councillor West
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
138.0
Lana Wachowski
,
Andy Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
41 Show list 5 Show list $150M

The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers. It premiered on May 7, 2003, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, and went on general release by Warner Bros. in North American theaters on May 15, 2003, and around the world during the latter half of that month. It was also screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The video game Enter the Matrix, which was released on May 15, and a collection of nine animated shorts, The Animatrix, which was released on June 3, supported and expanded the storyline of the movie. The Matrix Revolutions, which completes the story, was released six months after Reloaded, in November 2003.

Awards

2004 VES Award for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
2004 VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture
2004 Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman
2003 BMI Film Music Award
2003 Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Movie: Action Adventure

Top cast

Agent Smith
Persephone
The Oracle
Zee
Rama-Kandra
Councillor Hamann
Merovingian
Keymaker
Captain Ballard
Maggie
Roland
Seraph
Ghost
The Architect
Lock's Lieutenant
Bane
Officer Wirtz
Councillor Dillard
Zion Gate Operator
Beautiful Woman at Le Vrai
Security Guard #5
Agent Thompson
Cain
Maitre D'
Zion Controller
Agent Johnson
Bike Carrier Driver
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Virtual reality
Transhumanism
The Matrix Reloaded: The Album, The Matrix Reloaded
French, English
Australia, United States of America

5. The Night James Brown Saved Boston (1968)

Documentary, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
175.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Keep the Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS
Documentary,Short,Biography
2013
Marc Smolowitz
Jorg Fockele
Marc Smolowitz
Jorg Fockele
On the Shoulders of Giants
Documentary
2011 1
Deborah Morales
GhettoPhysics
Drama
2010 USD 500K
William Arntz
E. Raymond Brown
Stubborn as a Mule!
2010 1
Miller Bargeron Jr.
Stand
Documentary
2009
Call + Response
Documentary,History,Music
2008 USD 200K
Examined Life
Documentary
2008 Him/Herself
Bill Imperial
Lea Marin
Barack Obama: The Power of Change
Documentary
2008
Street Fight
Documentary
2005 Him/Herself 1
Black is... Black Ain't
Documentary
1994
Marlon Riggs
Nicole Atkinson
Marlon Riggs

Starring TV roles

Guest TV appearances

Real Time with Bill Maher

Program genre

Comedy
Satire
Talk show

Official site

External resources

Real Time with Bill Maher is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E12 May 12th, 2006
S02-E06 February 20th, 2004

The Colbert Report

Program genre

Satire
Late night television
Talk show
Parody
Comedy
News

Official site

External resources

The Colbert Report is an American late-night satirical television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E89 April 19th, 2012
S07-E10 January 18th, 2011

Written work

1.Prophesy deliverance!

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. by Westminster Press at Philadelphia (185 pages)

2.Prophetic Fragments

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1988. at Trenton
Theology
Philosophy
Religion
United States of America
Christianity

3.The American evasion of philosophy

Philosophy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1989. at Madison (279 pages)
History
Pragmatism
Philosophy
Modern philosophy

4.Keeping faith

Philosophy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. by Routledge at New York City (319 pages)
1994. by Routledge
African American
History of the United States
United States of America
Demographics of the United States

5.Beyond eurocentrism and multiculturalism

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. by Common Courage Press (2 pages)
Demographics of the United States
African American
United States of America
History of the United States

6.Race Matters

Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. at Boston (105 pages)
African-American studies
Demographics of the United States
History of the United States
African American
United States of America
Anthropology

7.The Future of the Race

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City (196 pages)

8.Restoring hope

Sociology, Inspirational
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1997. by Beacon Press at Boston (226 pages)
Celebrities
Cultural studies
History of the United States
Politics
African-American studies
African American
Demographics of the United States
Government
United States of America

9.The Cornel West reader

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. at New York City (604 pages)
Religion
United States of America
History of the United States
Demographics of the United States
Civilization
African American

10.Democracy Matters

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. by Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
2004. at New York City (229 pages)
Legislation
Political philosophy
Imperialism
Political Science
United States of America
History
Current events
International relations
Democracy
Politics

11.The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

Non-fiction, Politics
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by SmileyBooks
2012. by Hay House

Awards won

1993 American Book Awards

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times Written Work
Before Columbus Foundation
American literature
Literature

Wikipedia

Check Cornel West on wikipedia.

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