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Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where he still resides today. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Howard University, serving as Student Government President and graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. Congressman Cummings has […]
Dr. Melanye Maclin Dermatologist Melanye Maclin, M.D., aka “Dr Mac” founded Innovative Hair Technology, Inc. in September 1999 based in Maryland. She created the research and product development company through determination based on her early childhood medical interest in hair and skin. Dr. Maclin’s initial efforts were towards the research of natural nutrients for hair […]
Captain Tony Holder has been a Federal Express pilot for over 35 years. He currently captains their Boeing 777 jumbo jet – the largest twin engine jet in the world. A graduate of Howard University, Holder talks about excelling in a field that still embraces few African-Americans.
Minorities are the most avid users of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On our next Vocal Point, we’ll cover how they’re using these sites. We’ll also discuss how — despite rigorous minority usage — tech companies are not hiring minorities in any significant numbers.
Bernadette Atuahene is an expert in law and international development. She drew on both backgrounds to write the new book “We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program.” In it, she asks the question – Does returned land automatically translate into returned dignity? That’s coming up on The Rock Newman Show.
WHUT’s new talk show New View provides a fresh, diverse, and multi-cultural discussion on a variety of today’s most intriguing topics During its premier episode, veteran journalist and show host Ed Gordon, along with his expert guests, address the mid-term elections, the Ebola scare, the changing complexion of television and much more. If you’re tired of the same old point-of-view […]
Cora Masters Barry and Congressman Steny Hoyer. On this episode of The Rock Newman Show, two DMV icons. Philanthropist Cora Master Barry, discusses the renovation of her Tennis and Learning Center – the premier tennis facility on the East Coast. Then, Maryland Congressman and House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer, weighs in on the crucial, upcoming, […]
Power couple Kenny Williams and Zoraida Sambolin are not ones to back down from a challenge. In 2000, Kenny Williams became the first black general manager for the Chicago White Sox. And Zoraida Sambolin talked her way into her first news position in 2002. So when Zoraida was diagnosed with breast cancer, they did what […]
Dr. Lonise Bais Twenty-eight years after his death, Len Bias is being inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Maryland. His mother, Dr. Lonise Bias, will join Rock Newman to discuss her son’s life and legacy. When Bias died in 1986 of a cocaine overdose, he had become the universities all-time […]
Sickle Cell: Living It, Treating It, Curing It Sickle cell and kidney disease, serious conditions that disproportionally impact people of color, especially those of African descent. On the next vocal point we will look at the latest developments in treatments for these two critical diseases.
In January of 2009, Ron Minor, The Producer/ Director of the film “I Didn’t Know” visited his doctor for a routine physical and discovered his kidneys were failing. Family and friends were tested to see if they could donate theirs, but, amazingly, it was his wife, Kathy, who turned out to be the perfect match […]
AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON on PBS to Examine the Issues Surrounding the Events in Ferguson, Missouri AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON, a one-hour town hall meeting exploring the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Moderated by Gwen Ifill, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor and moderator and managing […]
On a special episode of The Rock Newman Show, Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick talks about the past, present and future of Howard University. Watch The Full Episode Here About Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS (born June 17, 1971) is a U.S. physician and academic. He was appointed president of Howard […]
Fifty year ago, on July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act became law. To commemorate this historic event, a special event was held at Howard University with Attorney General Eric Holder, Ambassador Andrew Young, Interim Howard President Dr. Wayne A. I Frederick and others in attendance. WHUT-TV was there to capture the moment and will […]
On this episode of the Rock Newman Show – actress, choreographer and producer Debbie Allen is more than a triple threat. Her work on stage, film and television have garnered her multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’ll share her journey from growing up in Texas, to her […]
Black Music 2014: Style, Stance and Substance Music. It influences politics, religion, social and philosophical perspectives. A universal communication found in many of our everyday rituals. Music also contributes billions of dollars to the global economy and black music is credited for a large part of those billions. During slavery, black music provided inspiration telling […]
Watch Vocal Point, African Genealogy, Finding Present-Day Meaning In Our Distant Past India Arie, Tom Joyner, Representative John Lewis –just some of the many celebrities who’ve joined hundreds of everyday African Americans to embrace the growing phenomenon of DNA sequencing and traced their Ancestral Roots to specific present-day countries on the African continent. On the next […]
From personal savings, to homeownership, to employment, to entrepreneurship, to properly handling debt, we will give you an all-over money makeover to empower you to get—and stay–financially healthy. Featured Panelist Dr. Robert Brown, III — Howard University Professor and Author, Economic Stress: Harsh Truths and Keys to Empowerment Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications, Washington Area […]