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Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson is a Certified School Psychologist who practices privately throughout Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. Umar is a blood relative of Frederick Douglass, the great Black abolitionist and orator. As a school psychologist Umar evaluates children ages 3-21 in an effort to determine if they have educational disabilities and a need for special education […]
Featuring Attorney Benjamin Crump WHUT’s New View with Ed Gordon is a fresh approach to discussion television. Hosted by award-winning journalist Ed Gordon, the hour-long program will feature one-on-one interviews with newsmakers as well as insight from a diverse cadre of panelists with disparate points-of-view. With a combination of news analysis, hot topics and feature stories, the […]
The legendary dick Gregory talks about his life and legacy as an influential comedian, an iconic civil rights activist and passionate father. Now he can add recipient of a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame.
April Ryan, a 30-year journalism veteran, has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January of 1997, covering three Presidents. Along with daily responsibilities at the White House, Ryan hosts the daily feature, The White House Report, which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 475 affiliated stations nationwide. Ryan also has […]
During the 2014 mid-term elections, Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana for all uses. Some have lauded this result — others, particularly certain members of congress, aren’t so happy. On the next “Vocal Point,” we’ll examine all sides of this issue and look at the next wave in anti-marijuana prohibition efforts.
How discrimination, cultural messaging, marketing and food addiction impacts our ever increasing waistlines.
As a holiday gift to the long suffering fans of The Burgundy and Gold, The Rock Newman Show brings together past Super Bowl Champions Doug Williams, Brig Owens, Dexter Manley, Mark Moseley and Rick “Doc” Walker. They reminisce about the glory days and look ahead to the future of Washington’s football team.
Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional […]
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 […]
They say behind every boxer is a great team. Business manager and facilitator Gene Kilroy was the linchpin in Muhammad Ali’s team. Kilroy was the brains behind the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” when Ali defeated George Foreman to become the heavy weight champion for a 2nd time. Kilroy visits The Rock Newman Show to discuss […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.