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Watch the latest episode of Vocal Point here!

Sickle Cell: Living It, Treating It, Curing It 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 two critical diseases.

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Watch “America After Ferguson” here!

AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON on PBS to Examine the Issues Surrounding the Events in Ferguson, Missouri AMERICA AFTER FERGUSON, a one-hour town hall meeting exploring the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Moderated by Gwen Ifill, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor and moderator and managing […]

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2014 Howard University Opening Convocation

President Frederick to Deliver Opening Convocation Address WASHINGTON (September 18, 2014) – Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, will deliver the 147th Opening Convocation address on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. He was unanimously appointed president by the Board of Trustees on July 22, 2014.The Opening Convocation at Howard University […]

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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 WUSA9 Anchor Bruce Johnson Bruce Johnson’s career as a television journalist spans 30 years, includes 19 Emmy awards and an induction in the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame. But, Johnson is also a heart attack survivor. He opens up on The Rock Newman Show about his career trajectory […]

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Health & Wellness

85-Year-Old Graduates From College, Finds Job

Posted  May 21, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Willadene Zedan is leaving Marian University on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree, academic honors and a job offer. The employment market being what it is for newly minted college graduates, Willadene Zedan would stand out at Saturday’s commencement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., if only for the fact that she’ll begin the […]

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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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Arts & Culture

Learn More About the Black Culture Connection

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. PBS Black Culture Connection is committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through there award-winning programs, special online events, chats … and more! The […]

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News

Death Toll From Devastating Tornado Revised Down

Posted  May 21, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

 Mark Memmott and EYDER PERALTA May 21, 2013 6:00 AM A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims. NPR’s Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Christie Parrish decided to leave her home for her sister’s shelter. “You could hear [the tornado] like a mile […]

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Community

Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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