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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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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Posted  May 1, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-written by Franz Lidz, Collins says he was reluctant to be the “first” openly gay athlete on the […]

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What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted  January 22, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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Judy Smith, Inspiration Behind Olivia Pope, on the Rock Newman Show. Watch Here!

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

20 sec Delay at start of video. Article Taken From The Washington Post Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope, talks about life amid ‘Scandal’ BY THE RELIABLE SOURCE December 9 at 6:00 am Judy Smith walked into a New York bank last week wearing a black suit and her signature white overcoat. A woman standing […]

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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

Posted  November 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in Washington. BY BEN FELLER, AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s victory means […]

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PBS Newshour – It’s the last day to sign up for health care – sort of

Posted  March 31, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY DOMENICO MONTANARO AND TERENCE BURLIJ  of PBS Newshour Today in the Morning Line: Health-care deadline (sort of) Jobless benefits get Senate vote, but will hit hurdle in House Democrats aren’t likely to take back the House – and we know why No deal with Russia but both sides to keep talking The “Sheldon Primary,” Christie’s “occupied territories” […]

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