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William Jelani Cobb

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Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and Director of its Institute of African American Studies; author of The Devil & Dave Chapelle and Other Essays and The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama & the Paradox of Progress; former Professor of History at Spelman College

William Jelani Cobb on KCRW

The killing that started out as the "Trayvon Martin Case" is now reported as "the George Zimmerman trial."

Race, Justice and Public Perception

The killing that started out as the "Trayvon Martin Case" is now reported as "the George Zimmerman trial."

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It's the birthday of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and his legacy is a guaranteed topic at tonight's Democratic debate in Las Vegas.

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It's the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and his legacy is a guaranteed topic at tonight's Democratic debate in Las Vegas.

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