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Watch the latest episode of Vocal Point here!

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.

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Watch “America After Ferguson” here!

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 […]

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2014 Howard University Opening Convocation

President Frederick to Deliver Opening Convocation Address WASHINGTON (September 18, 2014) – Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, will deliver the 147th Opening Convocation address on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. He was unanimously appointed president by the Board of Trustees on July 22, 2014.The Opening Convocation at Howard University […]

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American Graduate Day 2014, Saturday, Sept 27, at 11am

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on WHUT Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates    Special Guests Include Tony Bennett, Juju Chang, Bianna Golodryga, Ingrid Michaelson, […]

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Upcoming On The Rock Newman Show

Wednesday September 24 at 8pm WUSA9 Anchor Bruce Johnson Bruce Johnson’s career as a television journalist spans 30 years, includes 19 Emmy awards and an induction in the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame. But, Johnson is also a heart attack survivor. He opens up on The Rock Newman Show about his career trajectory […]

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Arts & Culture

Learn More About the Black Culture Connection

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. PBS Black Culture Connection is committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through there award-winning programs, special online events, chats … and more! The […]

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Have You Checked Out the PBS Online Film Festival?

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Check out the PBS Online Film Festival on all PBS digital platforms, You Tube and PBS social media channels.  We are showcasing 25 short films that feature a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite short film from March 4 through March 22; the film with the […]

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News

WATCH NOW! Looking Forward: Barack Obama’s Second Term

Posted  February 28, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

A Panel Discusion Hosted by Ed Gordon, With Special Guest, Senior Advisor to The President, Valerie Jarrett. In 2008 then senator Barack Obama did what many said was impossible.  He campaigned on change and united a group of minority, independent and disenchanted status quo voters who ushered him into office making him the Nation’s first […]

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Business & Money

Norton to donate pay during sequester to help federal workers

Posted  February 28, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

By Ben Pershing, of the Washington Post,  Thursday, February 28, 2:01 PM Barring a miracle, it appears Congress will be unable to avert sharp budget cuts set to hit Friday. But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will at least try to soften the blow a bit, using her own paycheck. The Constitution says lawmakers can’t cut their own pay mid-Congress, so […]

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Arts & Culture

Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Posted  February 28, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. […]

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