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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

85-Year-Old Graduates From College, Finds Job

Posted  May 21, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Willadene Zedan is leaving Marian University on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree, academic honors and a job offer. The employment market being what it is for newly minted college graduates, Willadene Zedan would stand out at Saturday’s commencement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., if only for the fact that she’ll begin the […]

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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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3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY PBS Newshour NEWSDESK  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT  Video by Associated Press Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. […]

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Education

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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The Women Who Make America: From All Points of View

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

When you think of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States, what iconic images come to mind? How about Rosie the Riveter? She’s strong, she’s capable and she’s ready to take on the job of any man. Her image has evolved from its roots as a propaganda tool (encouraging women to enter the workforce […]

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