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Join us for a Special Edition of Rock Newman Featuring Debbie Allen

On the next 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 time as […]

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

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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Arts & Culture

Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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Howard University Jazz Week, April 7-12

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Join THe Howard University Department of Music for an exciting week of performances, lectures, films and masterclasses celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, America’s Jazz Heritage and our Distinguished Jazz Alumni! Except where noted *, Jazz Week events are held in Childers Recital Hall, Lulu Vere Childers Hall (Fine Arts Bldg), Room 3001, and are free and open […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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PBS Newshour – It’s the last day to sign up for health care – sort of

Posted  March 31, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY DOMENICO MONTANARO AND TERENCE BURLIJ  of PBS Newshour Today in the Morning Line: Health-care deadline (sort of) Jobless benefits get Senate vote, but will hit hurdle in House Democrats aren’t likely to take back the House – and we know why No deal with Russia but both sides to keep talking The “Sheldon Primary,” Christie’s “occupied territories” […]

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Watch Vocal Point, Your Money: An All-Over Financial Makeover

Posted  March 28, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

  From personal savings, to homeownership, to employment, to entrepreneurship, to properly handling debt, we will give you an all-over money makeover to empower you to get—and stay–financially healthy. Featured Panelist Dr. Robert Brown, III — Howard University Professor and Author, Economic Stress: Harsh Truths and Keys to Empowerment Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications, Washington Area […]

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