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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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Health & Wellness

The Concessions We Make Before We Age: A writer’s concerns begin to hold her back, but she can still hook up a TV

Posted  October 22, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

My father was only in his late 40s when he began backing arm’s-length out of telephone booths (remember those?) to be able to see well enough to dial; my mother was about the same age when she bought an ineffective gizmo to help her thread needles and, still thwarted, began asking me to do it […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted  November 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted  December 6, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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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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PBS Newshour – It’s the last day to sign up for health care – sort of

Posted  March 31, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY DOMENICO MONTANARO AND TERENCE BURLIJ  of PBS Newshour Today in the Morning Line: Health-care deadline (sort of) Jobless benefits get Senate vote, but will hit hurdle in House Democrats aren’t likely to take back the House – and we know why No deal with Russia but both sides to keep talking The “Sheldon Primary,” Christie’s “occupied territories” […]

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