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The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Watch It Here.

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 […]

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Special Edition of Rock Newman Featuring Debbie Allen! Watch Here!

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 […]

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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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Education

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted  September 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Anthony Brown and Jolene Ivey on The Rock Newman Show

Posted  May 9, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and MD Delegate Jolene Ivey join us on The Rock Newman Show.  Watch Here! About Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown has dedicated his life to public service. He understands that in these difficult times, Maryland needs leaders who are willing to stand up, sacrifice their own […]

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Business & Money

Money Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

Posted  November 2, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Having an emergency kit is important, but that’s not all you need when disaster strikes I thought I was prepared for Hurricane Sandy. I was wrong, and consequently learned two important money lessons that you should know about being fully ready for a superstorm or other natural disaster. Having heard the dire predictions, I followed my own […]

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Arts & Culture

The Women Who Make America: From All Points of View

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

When you think of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, what iconic images come to mind? How about Rosie the Riveter? She’s strong, she’s capable and she’s ready to take on the job of any man. Her image has evolved from its roots as a propaganda tool (encouraging women to enter the workforce […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted  August 15, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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