Me Thinking

Why I Blog

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

Last week, a lady did a semi-interview with me regarding why I blog. At first, the question seemed simple enough, and I wrote: I blog because it gives me a space to express my views, and whether right or wrong, I just let my opinions rip … and tend to say the things that some people won’t. Now, I don’t know if that’s enough. In that moment, I hoped to …

Cornel West, Professor

Live With Legends – Julian Bond and Cornel West

Jose Vilson Jose 10 Comments

I had the pleasure of sitting in the front left aisle in the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Union Square for a conversation between Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, and Dr. Cornel West, activist, thinker, professor, and leader. As I looked at this rather diverse crowd, young professionals, burgeoning and veteran journalists, liberals and scholars alike, I had no choice but to think about the troubled but auspicious history …