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Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss thei...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Experience in Vietnam

Watch Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.   Program: Independent Lens Episode: Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam Gabrielle Union d...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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The Effect of Color

Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and ...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 

 
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Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” h...
by Michael Cadenhead
 

 
 
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What Next: Violence in the Media

Is there a consensus about violent media and violent behavior? How should parents respond to what their children see? An in-depth analysis on the culture of violence in the media. Continue Watch What Next: Violence in the Medi...
by Michael Cadenhead