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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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Education

Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Vocal Point: African Genealogy, Watch Full Episode Here!

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Watch Vocal Point, African Genealogy, Finding Present-Day Meaning In Our Distant Past India Arie, Tom Joyner, Representative John Lewis –just some of the many celebrities who’ve joined hundreds of everyday African Americans to embrace the growing phenomenon of DNA sequencing and traced their Ancestral Roots to specific present-day countries on the African continent. On the next […]

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5 Tips for Getting a Government Job

Posted  November 13, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

The pay and benefits can be great, but the application process has its own special protocol With the election behind us, I think this is a good time to shift our attention away from elective jobs to the thousands of federal job openings out there. Employment opportunities exist in all 50 states and overseas. You […]

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Education

Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted  September 26, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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Has LinkedIn Crossed an Ethical Line?

Posted  August 20, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

The social networking site has begun promoting some services for job seekers that are of questionable value   A recent Ask The Headhunter article by Nick Corcodilos on the PBS NewsHour website had this provocative headline: “Is LinkedIn Cheating Employers and Job Seekers Alike?” As a longtime fan of LinkedIn, the standard bearer for online professional networking, I found […]

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