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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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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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Politics

Digital Campaigns May Decide the Election

Posted  November 6, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY: HARI SREENIVASAN I’m a registered independent who lives in a battleground state, but I’m also what’s known as an off-the-grid voter, meaning I’ve lived with a DVR for a decade and fast forward right through those campaign ads. I haven’t had a land line phone for almost as long, so I don’t get those phone […]

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted  December 6, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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Makers of DC: Howard Trailblazers

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Makers : Howard Trailblazers is a series of vignettes centered around motivating and inspiring future “Makers” within the local community. What started off as a panel of distinguished faculty at Howard University discussing issues spiraling from the Makers documentary, became a collection of vignettes that enabled these dynamic woman to delve into the stories behind […]

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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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