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The Evolution of Sammy Davis


It's 1983 and Sammy Davis and I sit down and reflect on his television interview with me in 1971. Sammy Davis says, "I’ve survived where other cats would have been down the tubes. A lot of people don’t like themselv...

The Great Debate: Dr. Frances Welsing vs. Dr. William Shockley


The great debate between Black psychiatrist Dr. Frances Welsing and Nobel Prize winner Dr. William Shockley. Back in the 1970s, a man named Dr. William Shockley embarked upon the mission of proving to the world that ...

Black Hollywood The Way It Was: The Middle Years – Pt. 3


The Middle Years examines the history of independently produced Black movies and the establishment of a Black film era. "The Middle Years," picks up during the Depression years as independent filmmakers struggle for ...

Tuskegee Airmen — Clipped Wings – Pt. 1


The pilots of America’s WWII armed forces were highly skilled flyers who became the stars of war stories and the ingredients of legends.   These pilots were and are the first line of defense, the protectors of our fl...

Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman, Abolitionist


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...

Jim Brown: Out of Bounds


This 1989 program features National Football League (NFL) Hall of Famer football player Jim Brown. It has been said by many sports observers that Jim Brown is one of the greatest football players that have ever lived....

Blacks Divided


Dr. Carol Swain, a professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University and author of Debating Immigration, will explore the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship affecting the U. S. (3017)

Dr. Khalid Al Mansour Black Leadership & The Black Community


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 says there...

Dr. Lerone Bennett: His-Story


His-Story: Black History’s Little-Known Facts. A discussion of little-known facts about the history made Blacks with Dr. Lerone Bennett, Jr., famed historian, scholar, and author of "Before the Mayflower," “What Ma...

Africa’s Downfall


Dr. Chancellor Williams, the widely-acclaimed historian, continues his discussion with Tony Brown as to why Africans, the first builders of civilization in the cradle of world civilization and the discoverers of math...