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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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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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Vocal Point: African Genealogy, Watch Full Episode Here!

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Watch Vocal Point, African Genealogy, Finding Present-Day Meaning In Our Distant Past India Arie, Tom Joyner, Representative John Lewis –just some of the many celebrities who’ve joined hundreds of everyday African Americans to embrace the growing phenomenon of DNA sequencing and traced their Ancestral Roots to specific present-day countries on the African continent. On the next […]

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Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Experience in Vietnam

Posted  September 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Watch Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.   Program: Independent Lens Episode: Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam Gabrielle Union discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Vietnam. Half […]

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Watch Vocal Point Episodes Here

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Vocal Point is a new series from WHUT focuses on a wide variety of important issues and concerns relevant to the greater DC metro area. We’re bringing together subject matter experts, advocates, community leaders and personal stories from those directly affected to gain a deeper understanding of the issues as well as identify resources within […]

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How You Can Survive the 2013 Flu Epidemic

Posted  January 22, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

It’s the worst flu season in years, but people over 50 can still take action to protect themselves By Andrea King Collier | January 16, 2013 It’s official: The United States is experiencing a flu epidemic, the worst in several years. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 20 children […]

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