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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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Business & Money

Find Out How to Avoid Foreclosure

Posted  December 18, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

If your name isn’t on your mortgage or deed, take these steps now — or you could face eviction First you lose your husband, then you lose your home. Talk about back-to-back blows. While there are no exact numbers, widows in their 50s and older these days are among the most vulnerable to foreclosure — […]

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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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Nelson Mandela: A Photography Exhibit at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Posted  December 6, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman –   a U.S. premier of the internationally acclaimed photography exhibit celebrating the role that Nelson Mandela played in the South African struggle against apartheid. Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman is free and open to the public from October 31 through March 28 at the […]

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Can a Lifelong Housewife Get Social Security?

Posted  November 28, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

  cashlamb: My Social Security benefits are $1000 a month. I haven’t received a check for 44 months (because I changed my address and my bank account closed). I called the Social Security Administration and they resumed my direct deposit after 10 days. I was expecting $44,000, but received a lump sum of only $26,000. Is […]

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Vocal Point: African Genealogy, Watch Full Episode Here!

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Watch Vocal Point, African Genealogy, Finding Present-Day Meaning In Our Distant Past India Arie, Tom Joyner, Representative John Lewis –just some of the many celebrities who’ve joined hundreds of everyday African Americans to embrace the growing phenomenon of DNA sequencing and traced their Ancestral Roots to specific present-day countries on the African continent. On the next […]

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