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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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Education

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted  September 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Health & Wellness

What’s Wrong With Your Bucket List

Posted  June 18, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

If it’s all about skydiving and swimming with sharks, you may be missing a bigger opportunity   After my 16-year-old son had a particularly fun experience recently, he told me, “Now I can cross that off my bucket list.” “You’re 16, and you already have a bucket list?” “No,” he said, “but I cross off […]

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Political Polarization at All-Time High

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

New research shows that partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense. Continue Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on government, business social issues and more. Judy Woodruff speaks with Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, we […]

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Education

Father’s Day Booklist

Posted  June 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

By Danielle Steinberg For as long as I can remember, reading has been an activity that my dad and I have always been able to enjoy together. When I was a baby, he read me stories before bed. As a child, we’d wake up early Saturday mornings and read the comics together. In high school, […]

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The Thrill of Defeat, the Agony of Victory

Posted  August 6, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

It’s a well-recognized truth that playing sports brings out the best — and worst — in people. The same can be said about watching sports, and that goes double for me, since I’m both a fan and an athlete. More than double, actually: I’m downrightSybil-esque. To view the Olympics with me is to witness a one-woman crowd […]

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