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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 Congressman Elijah E. 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 […]

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Historic Unveiling of Frederick Douglass Portrait at Governor’s Mansion in Md.

The portrait, the first of an African American to grace the halls of the residence, was done by renowned portraitist Simmie Knox, who is also the first black American to be commissioned for a presidential portrait. BY: BREANNA EDWARDS of TheRoot.com Posted: Sept. 16 2014 11:34 AM When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government […]

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Join WHUT for a Live Studio Taping of VOCAL POINT

Vocal Point Sickle Cell & Kidney Disease: Living It, Treating It, Curing It September 25 at 7pm, doors open at 6:15pm 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 […]

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Howard University 2014 Opening Convocation

Howard University will celebrate its 147th Opening Convocation on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. This year’s convocation speaker is Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. Classes will be suspended between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with this historic occasion. All are encouraged to attend. The Opening Convocation at Howard […]

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Arts & Culture

Reverend Gardner C. Taylor

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly  During his long career, Rev. Gardner C. Taylor has been repeatedly honored as one of the greatest preachers in America. Taylor gets a celebrity’s welcome when he takes the pulpit in churches across the nation, and at 88, he still shows the charm that has pulled in worshipers for more than […]

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Politics

Political Polarization at All-Time High

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

New research shows that partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense. Continue Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on government, business social issues and more. Judy Woodruff speaks with Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, we […]

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Education

Ask Melinda Gates Your Question About Education Reform

Posted  May 3, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

As the co-founder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, Melinda Gates has spent decades looking at the challenges and potential solutions to the problems facing America’s education system. The foundation controls over $30 billion, which its staff uses to pursue the goal of giving every child an equal opportunity to […]

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News

Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Posted  November 2, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one week until Election Day? On hold. As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the eastern United States before weakening, the super-storm […]

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Health & Wellness

The Fiftysomething Workout: 10 Top Tools to Help You Get Fit

Posted  May 8, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Versatile and affordable, this equipment can give you a home workout as good as you’d get in the gym By Matthew Solan | January 2, 2013 My local gym was part of a big chain that was recently bought out by a bigger chain, which immediately transformed it into a 24-hour neon dance club with […]

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