Jelani Cobb

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Birthday
21, 1969
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1969 (age 50)
Birthplace
Queens, NY

About

Writer and teacher who became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 2015. He has been a history professor at the University of Connecticut and a journalism professor at Columbia University

Before Fame

He graduated from Jamaica High School in Queens, New York before attending Howard University. He later earned a PhD in American history from Rutgers University

Trivia

He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2018. 

Family Life

He is the youngest of four siblings. 

Associated With

He is the author of the book The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (2010).