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Join us for a Special Edition of Rock Newman Featuring Debbie Allen

On the next 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 time as […]

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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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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Timeline: 9/11 Memorial Museum Fields Controversy

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

More than a decade of remembrance later, a $1 billion museum at Ground Zero has still not opened — as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remain at odds over whose agency will pay for the museum’s operating costs and for how long. Click Here for a timeline of the controversy, beginning […]

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HIV/AIDS and the New Rules of 50-Plus Dating

Posted  January 2, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Boomer women are at high risk — but few are taking the steps they need to avoid infection By Andrea King Collier | December 26, 2012 December was AIDS Awareness Month, a time to remind the country that, despite advancements in treatment, the threat of developing HIV/AIDS is still very real. One area where the […]

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What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted  January 22, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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What’s at Stake for Seniors as Supreme Court Weighs Health Reform?

Posted  June 20, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

If the Supreme Court strikes down the health law, 49 million Medicare beneficiaries could lose a variety of benefits that have already kicked in. They include: Prescription savings: Beneficiaries get discounts of 50 percent on brand-name drugs when they are in the so-called doughnut hole, or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the […]

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