Join me later this week as I host an online listening party for Bill Cosby’s new rap album State of Emergency. Bill Cosby and his wife have donated millions of dollars to Black colleges and Mr. Cosby is known for his cutting critique of working class African-Americans. Cornel West and Russell Simmons have asked for Cosby to have compassion in his message many times in the past. Bill Cosby Presents The Cosnarati: State Of Emergency appears to offer that compassion by his attempt to reach young people within the ubiquitous medium of hip-hop. The time of the listening will be announced shortly but please send me a note even if you are mildly interested so that I can get idea of the number of books and CDS that will be needed. If you like or don’t like Mr.Cosby come check out the album anyway and share your feelings about it with other participants.