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The Tuskegee Airmen – Pt. 3: Jim Crow’s Graveyard

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The Tuskegee Airmen -- Part 3 – Jim Crow’s Graveyard. Shooting down #German airplanes, rather than effectively carrying out the assigned duties of close ground support and bomber escort, emerged as the criterion for ...

Matthew Henson: The Final Step

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Dr. Allen Counter, Harvard professor, and explorer has discovered the Eskimo descendants of North Pole discoverers Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary. Dr. Counter talks about Black Igloo, his recent work tracing the A...

Benjamin Banneker: Truth to Power

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Imagine being Black in the 1700s and becoming a self-taught surveyor who played a pivotal role in planning the layout of our nation’s capitol and inventing a clock in 1753. In 1791 alone, Benjamin Banneker completed t...

Lionel Hampton: A Grace Note

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Musician extraordinaire Lionel Hampton died on August 31, 2002, at the age of 94. This program chronicles his legacy as a musician, statesman, humanitarian and close friend of the Bush family. Tony Brown also remember...

Character Is Power: An “Anabolic” Concept

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Booker T. Washington, in many ways, embodies the spirit of all of Black higher education. He was an educator and statesman, and he is Hampton University's most famous graduate and founder of Tuskegee Institute in 188...

Great Men of Color

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GREAT MEN OF COLOR:  J. A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence h...

Has The Black Leadership Betrayed Its Own Community?

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Who should take responsibility for the condition of African-Americans?  Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, author of “Betrayal By Any Other Name,” accuses both yesterday's and today's Black leadership.  Dr. Al-Mansour ...

Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman, Abolitionist

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Frederick Douglass, the renowned orator, statesman, and abolitionist and a prominent leader in a colony of England, now known as the United States of America, moved our new nation, led by so-called “white” people who...

Walk To Freedom

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June 23, 1963, in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, I intensely listened to Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, for what many historians claim was the first time.  Dr. King was in Detroit for the “...

Dr. Martin Luther King

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Tony Brown’s Journal program #2702 is my essay on Martin Luther King, Jr. (TBJ #2702 – “Tony Brown’s Essay on Martin Luther King”) It’s a story of reality, truth, vision, courage and transformation on the one hand an...