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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Has LinkedIn Crossed an Ethical Line?

Posted August 20, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

The social networking site has begun promoting some services for job seekers that are of questionable value   A recent Ask The Headhunter article by Nick Corcodilos on the PBS NewsHour website had this provocative headline: “Is LinkedIn Cheating Employers and Job Seekers Alike?” As a longtime fan of LinkedIn, the standard bearer for online professional networking, I found […]

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Watch Here! A Capitol Fourth, Live Broadcast and Online Stream

Posted July 1, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Join host Tom Bergeron for our country’s 240th birthday festivities, with performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of […]

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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House Passes Deal to Avert ‘Cliff’

Posted January 2, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

The bill’s passage sealed a hard-won political triumph for President Obama. By: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that […]

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Watch Here – Special Edition of New View with Ed Gordon

Posted July 26, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

New View Host Ed Gordon visits Baltimore for an update on how the city is doing, speaking with community members about ongoing challenges, lessons learned, and where to go from here.  It’s a special edition of New View with Ed Gordon.

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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#BlackLivesMatter-Protect and Serve! A WHUT Multimedia Campaign

Posted July 14, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Following the Dallas police massacre and in light of multiple shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police, WHUT has begun a multi-media campaign to raise awareness of the #BlackLivesMatter movement to confront police brutality and injustice, as well as highlight the importance of mutual respect and understanding among ALL individuals – including […]

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International

Killings at American Consulate in Libya Might Shift Campaigns’ Focus

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

After months of a remarkable laser focus on domestic policy and even as the anniversary of 9/11 had a more muted tone than in years past, overnight events overseas have unexpectedly shifted the focus of the presidential contest. It’s not clear how the campaigns will use Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted June 12, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) Civil rights activist and actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, Dee’s daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed Thursday. Day said her mother passed away Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, New York. Dee acted on the Broadway stage and the silver screen. In 1961, she […]

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Obama Set to Name Hagel, Brennan to Top Positions

Posted January 7, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ And we’re back. With a battle over raising the debt ceiling on the horizon, President Obama also appears to be spoiling for a fight with Republicans in Congress when it comes to filling his Cabinet for his second term. On Monday, Mr. Obama will nominate Vietnam War veteran and former GOP Sen. […]

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Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and civil rights leader, dies at 75

Posted August 17, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a […]

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Pilot’s political views may figure in airline mystery

Posted March 18, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Now missing for 10 days, the search for a Malaysian airliner stretches from central Asia to the southernmost Indian Ocean. Officials are scrutinizing the actions of the crew, including news that the pilot attended the trial of a leading jailed political opposition figure hours before Flight 370. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.

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Watch Here: Howard University Opening Convocation 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

<br /> Howard University’s 17th President, Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA will deliver the 149th Opening Convocation address on Friday, September 23, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. A proud triple alumnus, scholar, surgeon, and researcher, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, who became President of Howard University in 2015, attributes his ability to recognize […]

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Irreverent and unapologetic comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

Posted September 4, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY COLLEEN SHALBY September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT on PBS NewsHour Comedian and television star Joan Rivers, known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, has died, her family said in a statement. She was 81. Joan Rivers began a career in stand-up comedy in the 1950s, a time when females were exceedingly rare in […]

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Obama Outlines Incomplete ‘Journey’ in Sweeping Start to Second Term

Posted January 22, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ President Obama took a place in history Monday as the second commander in chief to take the oath of office four times, and paused to gaze upon a massive crowd waving American flags to celebrate his second term. It was a moment in time, the punctuation mark following an inaugural address that […]

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“@ Howard” Featuring The Late Julian Bond – Watch The Episode Here!

Posted August 25, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, speaks to Howard Law students about his life’s work as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and social activist. Bond goes into great detail about his experiences as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in the 1960s and 1970s. Q & A session with students follows Bond’s speech.

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What’s behind Obama’s campaign to limit bulk data collection by the NSA

Posted March 26, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

President Obama announced that he wants Congress to stop the National Security Agency from gathering bulk phone records and holding them for five years. What’s at stake in the president’s push to limit the scope of U.S. surveillance? Gwen Ifill talks to Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and Gary Schmitt of […]

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Watch Here: The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Posted September 26, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off at Hofstra University in New York for the first of three 2016 presidential debates. Who will win the night? Watch PBS NewsHour live here or on you local PBS station. After the debate, stay tuned for analysis from Mark Sheilds, David Brooks and the PBS NewsHour politics […]

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