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This Thursday at 8pm, The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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Health & Wellness

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Food Labels

Posted  September 26, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Some seemingly healthy claims can mislead shoppers. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of ‘leanwashing.’ By now, most of us are savvy enough to know that what we choose to eat really can make a difference in our health. So we’re naturally enticed by packaged foods that call out supposedly health-conscious features like “whole […]

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Business & Money

When Will the Deficit Hit $10 Trillion? 2036? 2057? But So What?

Posted  August 9, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at rates of annual deficit spending in real and nominal dollars and projects a response to reader Jack Doyle’s question. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Thursday’s query: Name: Jack Doyle Question: How long will it take […]

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Sandy Leaves N.J. Reeling, N.Y. Life Gets Slow Restart

Posted  November 2, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: The losses in life and property kept growing today in the wake of Sandy. The U.S. death toll reached 92 and the focus on physical damage shifted to New Jersey, where the monster storm blasted barrier islands and other waterside cities. The massive force of the storm’s destruction along the JerseyShore came […]

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