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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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Arts & Culture

Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Experience in Vietnam

Posted  September 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Watch Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.   Program: Independent Lens Episode: Gabrielle Union on the Challenges That Girls Face in Vietnam Gabrielle Union discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Vietnam. Half […]

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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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How ‘Unfortunate Incidents’ Affect Military Efforts

Posted  April 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: For more, we go to Craig Whitlock, a Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, and retired Army Colonel Bob Killebrew. He served in Vietnam and is now a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a think tank. Craig Whitlock, what more have you learned about this incident, what the […]

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Latinos In America: Hear from local trailblazers in the community!

Posted  October 24, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of […]

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Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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