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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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Howard v. Morehouse 3rd Annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Ticket Sales Begin Friday

Posted  May 8, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rachel Mann Communications Specialist 202.238.2631 rachel.mann@howard.edu http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/ Teri Washington, Events DC (202) 494-5737 Howard v. Morehouse 3rd Annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic Ticket Sales Begin Friday Early bird tickets available for a limited time; Promotional room rates at Marriott properties for Classic weekend also begin Friday WASHINGTON (April 30, 2013) […]

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked for Nov. Election

Posted  October 2, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

A judge said today that Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law cannot take effect until after the Nov. 6 presidential election, meaning that voters in this swing state won’t yet have to show ID at the polls. In his ruling, Judge Robert Simpson said that the state had improved the system to issue voter IDs, but […]

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Ohio in Spotlight as Obama, Romney Make Economic Pitch

Posted  June 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Both men on the Nov. 6 presidential ballot will appeal to Ohio voters Thursday with events aimed at showcasing how each would be a better steward of the economy. Mitt Romney is punctuating his push with a television ad, keeping alive President Obama’s awkward remarks about the private sector from Friday. The new ad features […]

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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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Health & Wellness

The War Between the Generations is Nonsense

Posted  August 9, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

By Chris Farrell | August 6, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Baby boomers came of age with the arrival of the generation gap, a time when many went by the motto “Never trust anyone over 30.” Well, my generation is now long past 30, and […]

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