Jelani Cobb

Jelani performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on November 13, 2018, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Divided We Stand.” 

Jelani Cobb has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012 and became a staff writer in 2015. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress. He’s a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.

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