Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb teaches in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is also a staff writer at The New Yorker where he has penned a remarkable series of articles about race, the police, and injustice. This year, 2017, he received the Walter Bernstein Award from the Writer’s Guild of America for his investigative series “Policing the Police”, aired on PBS Frontline in 2016. Cobb is the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (2010), To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic (2007), and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays (2007). His forthcoming book is Antidote to Revolution: African American Anticommunism and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1931.