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Get to Know Jelani Cobb: Meet Jelani Cobb

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Get to Know Jelani Cobb

Hip Hop and History have a Professor. Do you know him? Get to know Jelani Cobb!

Who is he?

Jelani CobbBristol Community College is excited to announce that the Opening Day Speaker for 2020 is Dr. Jelani Cobb!

Cobb, a professor at the Columbia School of Journalism has taught a wide variety of courses, including Covering Race, which examines how race is "one of the most salient themes in American life and the ways in which it informs our contemporary realities as well as its implications for media and reporting."

Hi is the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. He was nominated in 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary articles linked below. 

The nomination stated "For combining masterful writing with a deep knowledge of history and a deft reporter’s touch to bring context and clarity to the issue of race at a time when respectful dialogue on the subject often gives way to finger-pointing and derision."