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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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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Posted  May 1, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-written by Franz Lidz, Collins says he was reluctant to be the “first” openly gay athlete on the […]

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Judy Smith, Inspiration Behind Olivia Pope, on the Rock Newman Show. Watch Here!

Posted  December 10, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

20 sec Delay at start of video. Article Taken From The Washington Post Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope, talks about life amid ‘Scandal’ BY THE RELIABLE SOURCE December 9 at 6:00 am Judy Smith walked into a New York bank last week wearing a black suit and her signature white overcoat. A woman standing […]

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10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Ever

Posted  May 8, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Flowers are fine, but there are much more thoughtful and creative ways to honor Mom By Linda Bernstein | May 6, 2013 Another second-Sunday-in-May, another take-Mom-to-brunch-and-buy-her-flowers day, right? Not necessarily. You can make this holiday extra-special by doing something out of the ordinary. These 10 thoughtful and creative gift ideas will show your mom how […]

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Have You Checked Out the PBS Online Film Festival?

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Check out the PBS Online Film Festival on all PBS digital platforms, You Tube and PBS social media channels.  We are showcasing 25 short films that feature a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite short film from March 4 through March 22; the film with the […]

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Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted  October 25, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Posted 10.23.01 by NOVA Like a tiny, ever-alert judge seated inside your head, your brain is constantly making decisions about evidence brought to it by way of your senses, to give you as clear an understanding as possible of what you’re seeing, feeling, tasting, etc. Sometimes you can catch your brain trying to, well, make up […]

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