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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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Business & Money

The 7 Best Books for Your Money and Career

Posted  October 25, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

These excellent guides will help you invest better, plan for retirement and find inspiring work By Chris Farrell | October 22, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Over the years I’ve collected many books on personal finance, investing, economics and work. So I was excited when […]

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Health & Wellness

HIV/AIDS and the New Rules of 50-Plus Dating

Posted  January 2, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Boomer women are at high risk — but few are taking the steps they need to avoid infection By Andrea King Collier | December 26, 2012 December was AIDS Awareness Month, a time to remind the country that, despite advancements in treatment, the threat of developing HIV/AIDS is still very real. One area where the […]

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Education

Teachers Talk Teaching, Classrom Challenges

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

As part of our American Graduate focus on teachers, testing and accountability, Ray Suarez moderated a discussion with several New York public school teachers on the challenges they face in the classroom and how they think they should be evaluated.Continue   Watch New York Teachers Discuss Accountability, Assessments on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Nearly One of Every 10 Howard University Doctors Considered Super By Medical Community

Posted  October 28, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

  WASHINGTON –More than 20 of doctors from Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan have been named by their peers as one of outstanding practicing physicians in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area. The number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the university, hospital and practice plan’s staff and […]

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How Are Student Loans Affecting Your Life?

Posted  May 3, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to keep interest rates for Stafford student loans down by tapping into funds from the health care reform law — despite the threat of a veto from President Obama. We’ll have more on that debate, deeply divided along party lines, on Friday’s NewsHour broadcast.

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