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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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Enter the 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes

Posted  January 2, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected to win: Two round-trip economy class tickets to London aboard British Airways from any British Airways operated U.S. gateway city. Hotel accommodations (single standard room, double occupancy) for four consecutive nights, including daily breakfast for two, at a Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in London. A VIP tour of Highclere Castle with Lord Carnarvon, including […]

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3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY PBS Newshour NEWSDESK  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT  Video by Associated Press Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. […]

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International

Killings at American Consulate in Libya Might Shift Campaigns’ Focus

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

After months of a remarkable laser focus on domestic policy and even as the anniversary of 9/11 had a more muted tone than in years past, overnight events overseas have unexpectedly shifted the focus of the presidential contest. It’s not clear how the campaigns will use Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, […]

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Business & Money

Is Facebook Changing Our Identity?

Posted  September 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Good old Facebook. With 955,000,000 worldwide users, it seems like just about everyone makes use of the social media giant to connect with friends, share photos, and update everyone they’ve ever met since grade school about their dinner plans. But what you may not realize is that Facebook’s new timeline layout is enhancing the ability […]

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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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