Michael Eric Dyson Legacy

Michael Eric Dyson’s legacy of political opinions in video and articles.

THE RAW WORD

The Raw Word is a daytime show with energy and witty commentary courtesy of one of the country’s most outspoken cultural voices, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. The show also features co-hosts reality television star Claudia Jordan, Psychologist Dr. Dan Ratner and Executive Producer Ice-T.  Irreverent and witty at its core, The Raw Word specializes in a new kind of narrative – where the ordinary and the extraordinary get equal billing and where the conversation focuses squarely on what we all have in common vs. pointing to our differences.

A Conversation with Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson and iconic rapper Nas analyzed the current state of hip-hop during a conversation in Gaston Hall.

Michael Eric Dyson on Rap and Hip-Hop

Dr Boyce Watkins and Michael Eric Dyson debate hip-hop at Brown University

Dr Boyce Watkins and Michael Eric Dyson discuss the status of the hip-hop music industry and whether or not it’s destroying the African American community.

Michael Eric Dyson Breaks Down What Truth Sounds Like And Hip-Hop’s Impact On The Culture

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Versus Hip Hop on Trial Debate

Jesse Jackson, KRS-One, Q-Tip, Estelle, ?uestlove, P. J. O’Rourke, Jaron Lanier, and 14 other rappers, poets, academics and pundits came together in London on 26 June to debate the motion, ‘Hip-Hop on Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades it’, chaired by the BBC’s Emily Maitlis, and moderated online by Jemima Khan. Presented by Intelligence Squared and Google+, it was the third in their new joint debate series, Versus. The first ever global debate on hip-hop saw fierce arguments put forward by speakers who were live on stage, and also beamed into the event via Google+ Hangouts, a live multi-person platform.

Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’ Illmatic

By Michael Eric Dyson December 29, 2011 At the age of nineteen, Nasir “Nas” Jones began recording tracks for his debut album and changed the music world forever. Released in…

Punishment or Child Abuse?

By Michael Eric Dyson Sept. 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — THE indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to…

Thank You Note: A Conversation With Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

By Michael Eric Dyson April 4, 2014 Dear Professor Jones and Dr. Dyson, I’ve been feeling lonely working in this graveyard dug by systemic injustice and filled by life-robbers. A…

Famous Athletes Have Always Led the Way

By Michael Eric Dyson Oct. 21, 2017 He’s disrespecting the flag. He’s slighting veterans. He’s showing contempt for the national anthem. He’s not a true patriot. That is what the…

How the Queen of Soul Preached to Us All

by Michael Eric Dyson – August 19, 2018 In 2015, Aretha Franklin invited me and a few others to join her in Philadelphia as she sang for Pope Francis. I…

Nipsey Hussle Loved His Blackness

By Michael Eric Dyson April 12, 2019 “How you die 30-something after banging all them years?” Nipsey Hussle posed that question about a fallen colleague on a song released about…

The Legacy of Muhammad Ali

by Michael Eric Dyson – June 1, 2018 In March 1968, James Baldwin appeared before a House Select Subcommittee convened in New York City. He was there to testify in…

Esquire Magazine: Tribute to James Baldwin

An Introduction By Michael Eric Dyson On April 9, 1968, thirteen hundred people filed into Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for the private funeral of a man who, like his…

Michael Eric Dyson: ‘Blackness isn’t a team; it’s a league’

When was the last time you heard Robert F. Kennedy, Kobe Bryant and James Baldwin come up in the same conversation? It’s probably rare. But Undefeated columnist Bill Rhoden, CBS…

TAKE 5 with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Before his remarks headlining the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Feb. 20th, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion sat down with influential scholar and renowned author Dr. Michael Eric…