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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

Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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Programs at Risk From Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted  May 8, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee of WTIU and Flo […]

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Arts & Culture

10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Ever

Posted  May 8, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Flowers are fine, but there are much more thoughtful and creative ways to honor Mom By Linda Bernstein | May 6, 2013 Another second-Sunday-in-May, another take-Mom-to-brunch-and-buy-her-flowers day, right? Not necessarily. You can make this holiday extra-special by doing something out of the ordinary. These 10 thoughtful and creative gift ideas will show your mom how […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted  November 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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Politics

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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