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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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Politics

Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play?

Posted  October 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Two icons of PBS—Big Bird and Jim Lehrer—have received almost as much attention as Obama and Romney in the aftermath of the first presidential debate. How come? Was fowl play involved?Continue Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play? By Michael Getler OCTOBER 11, 2012 * Ombudsman’s Note: This posting was updated on Friday, Oct. 12, to […]

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Political Polarization at All-Time High

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

New research shows that partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense. Continue Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on government, business social issues and more. Judy Woodruff speaks with Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, we […]

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Business & Money

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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Arab American Stories: Watch Highlights From The Screening and Interviews from Local Trailblazers

Posted  October 28, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Arab American Stories is an Emmy Award-winning 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television that explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience.  The series was produced by Alicia Sams (who was also the producer/director of the Emmy Award-winning film “By the People:  The Election of Barack Obama”) and is hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby.  Each […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted  August 15, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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