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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...

Legends of Music

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“LEGENDS OF MUSIC” This edition features the thoughts and music of some of the world’s most talented legendary entertainers, including Eubie Blake, Chuck Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and Charles Brown.

Walter White

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During the tenure of Walter White as the second Black executive secretary of the NAACP, Blacks were routinely lynched by White mobs in the 1930s.  White used his Nordic appearance to investigate hate crimes against Af...

Was Ron Brown Shot?

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A published report stated that a second Armed Forces medical examiner reported that the corpse of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown seemed to have a bullet hole in the top of the head. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporte...

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...

Richard Pryor: Rap II

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The Black Leaders Summit of 1972 and the 1998 Follow Up: Part II

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An unprecedented gathering of the top Black leaders in 1972 appeared in a live 90-minute special. Among the guests: Charles Diggs, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Albert Cleage, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Elijah Muhammad (...

The Clarence Thomas Affair

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A year after Anita Hill's congressional committee testimony in which she accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unethical sexual behavior, differences of opinion concerning the televised hearings contin...