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Join us for a Special Edition of Rock Newman Featuring Debbie Allen

On the next 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 time as […]

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Watch Vocal Point – Black Music 2014: Style Stance and Substance Here!

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 […]

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2014 PBS Online Film Festival

The annual PBS Online Film Festival is here! Beginning June 16th and ending July 31st, this festival gives PBS viewers and fans the chance to watch innovative and inspiring short films! Never experienced the annual PBS Online Film Festival? Join us this year! PBS will showcase 26 different films on their website ranging from 6-22minutes […]

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

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

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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Business & Money

Can a Lifelong Housewife Get Social Security?

Posted  November 28, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

  cashlamb: My Social Security benefits are $1000 a month. I haven’t received a check for 44 months (because I changed my address and my bank account closed). I called the Social Security Administration and they resumed my direct deposit after 10 days. I was expecting $44,000, but received a lump sum of only $26,000. Is […]

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How ‘Unfortunate Incidents’ Affect Military Efforts

Posted  April 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: For more, we go to Craig Whitlock, a Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, and retired Army Colonel Bob Killebrew. He served in Vietnam and is now a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a think tank. Craig Whitlock, what more have you learned about this incident, what the […]

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Politics

New Poll Reveals Stakes for Wednesday’s Debate

Posted  October 1, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Heading into Wednesday night’s debate, President Obama holds a narrow lead over Mitt Romney nationally and a more sizeable advantage in the battleground states that will ultimately decided the November election. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, the president is running ahead of his GOP rival, 49 percent to 47 percent, among likely […]

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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted  October 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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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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