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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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Health & Wellness

Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? Next Season on Independent Lens

Posted  June 24, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul? Find out in Soul Food Junkies coming next season to Independent Lens. Continue   Watch Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? on […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Batters Gulf Coast

Posted  August 31, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi, causing surges of up to 15 feet of water. Ray Suarez talks to Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about how the slow-moving tropical storm may affect some areas worse than Hurricane Katrina. Watch […]

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Business & Money

The 7 Best Books for Your Money and Career

Posted  October 25, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

These excellent guides will help you invest better, plan for retirement and find inspiring work By Chris Farrell | October 22, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Over the years I’ve collected many books on personal finance, investing, economics and work. So I was excited when […]

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Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted  June 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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