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Raise Up: Young People Taking On The Drop Out Crisis

Presented by Youth Speaks in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, September 28, 2014 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall Washington D.C. – 6pm Free Featuring the five winners of The Raise Up Project’s nationwide online hip-hop and spoken word competition addressing the nation’s high school drop […]

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Howard University 2014 Opening Convocation

Howard University will celebrate its 147th Opening Convocation on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. This year’s convocation speaker is Howard University’s 17th President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. Classes will be suspended between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with this historic occasion. All are encouraged to attend. The Opening Convocation at Howard […]

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Watch Now: Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick on The Rock Newman Show

On a special episode of The Rock Newman Show, Dr. Wayne A.I. Fredrick talks about the past, present and future of Howard University. Watch The Full Episode Here About Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS (born June 17, 1971) is a U.S. physician and academic. He was appointed president of Howard […]

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Watch The Documentary “I Didnt Know” On WHUT

In January of 2009, Ron Minor, The Producer/ Director of the film “I Didn’t Know” visited his doctor for a routine physical and discovered his kidneys were failing.  Family and friends were tested to see if they could donate theirs, but, amazingly, it was his wife, Kathy, who turned out to be the perfect match […]

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Join WHUT for a Live Studio Taping of VOCAL POINT

Vocal Point Sickle Cell & Kidney Disease: Living It, Treating It, Curing It September 25 at 7pm, doors open at 6:15pm Sickle cell and kidney disease, serious conditions that disproportionally impact people of color, especially those of African descent.  On the next vocal point we will look at the latest developments in treatments for these […]

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Arts & Culture

Learn More About the Black Culture Connection

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

The PBS Black Culture Connection is your resource and guide to films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history & culture. PBS Black Culture Connection is committed to bringing you the best of PBS and helping you explore Black history and culture around the world through there award-winning programs, special online events, chats … and more! The […]

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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Posted  November 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent received 50 percent of the vote nationwide to 48 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In terms […]

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Education

Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Health & Wellness

How to Achieve Your Athletic Dreams

Posted  September 24, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Have you ever wondered, after hearing that an old friend is suddenly running marathons or climbing mountains, “Could I do that?” The answer, more often than not, is yes. But achieving an athletic dream in your 50s or beyond requires planning, preparation and patience. Chicago-area running coach Brendan Cournane, 58, is in the midst of […]

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How ‘Unfortunate Incidents’ Affect Military Efforts

Posted  April 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: For more, we go to Craig Whitlock, a Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, and retired Army Colonel Bob Killebrew. He served in Vietnam and is now a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a think tank. Craig Whitlock, what more have you learned about this incident, what the […]

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