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Raise Up: Young People Taking On The Drop Out Crisis

Presented by Youth Speaks in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, September 28, 2014 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall Washington D.C. – 6pm Free Featuring the five winners of The Raise Up Project’s nationwide online hip-hop and spoken word competition addressing the nation’s high school drop […]

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Historic Unveiling of Frederick Douglass Portrait at Governor’s Mansion in Md.

The portrait, the first of an African American to grace the halls of the residence, was done by renowned portraitist Simmie Knox, who is also the first black American to be commissioned for a presidential portrait. BY: BREANNA EDWARDS of TheRoot.com Posted: Sept. 16 2014 11:34 AM When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government […]

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Howard University 2014 Opening Convocation

Howard University will celebrate its 147th Opening Convocation on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. This year’s convocation speaker is Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. Classes will be suspended between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with this historic occasion. All are encouraged to attend. The Opening Convocation at Howard […]

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Watch Now: Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick on The Rock Newman Show

On a special episode of The Rock Newman Show, Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick talks about the past, present and future of Howard University. Watch The Full Episode Here About Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS (born June 17, 1971) is a U.S. physician and academic. He was appointed president of Howard […]

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Watch The Documentary “I Didnt Know” On WHUT

In January of 2009, Ron Minor, The Producer/ Director of the film “I Didn’t Know” visited his doctor for a routine physical and discovered his kidneys were failing.  Family and friends were tested to see if they could donate theirs, but, amazingly, it was his wife, Kathy, who turned out to be the perfect match […]

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2014 PBS Online Film Festival

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

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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The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 31st.  More than 80 children, parents, teachers, parents, principal and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring. WHUT’s 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Anthony Samuel 2nd  – Zumaya […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted  June 12, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

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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Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted  June 3, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted  May 28, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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