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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted  June 12, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

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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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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The Effect of Color

Posted  October 22, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, […]

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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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Watch Vocal Point – All-A-Twitter: Minorities and the Power of the Hashtag

Posted  November 26, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Minorities are  the most avid users of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On our next Vocal Point,  we’ll cover how they’re using these sites.  We’ll also discuss how — despite rigorous minority usage — tech companies are not hiring minorities in any significant numbers.

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