Category: Women’s Studies

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Black No More

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Journalist Debra Dickerson has written a controversial book, The End of Blackness, about changing social and political dynamics in the Black community.  Dickerson says that “blackness” has forced African Americans int...

Black Women At Risk

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Black women are approximately six percent of the American population, but constitute 64 percent of new female AIDS cases, and one in 160 Black women is HIV-positive.  Why?  Guest Gary Bell, executive director of Black...

The Museum That Saved Chicago’s History

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Who was the pioneer settler of Chicago?  The answer is Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African American from Sainte-Domingue, Haiti.  Margaret Burroughs, a founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History in...

Are Teachers Afraid To Challenge Blacks?

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Why is the national average for Blacks graduating from high school so low (only 51 percent)?   Dr. Gail Thompson, author and educator, shares her theory about the below average performance of some of today’s Black stu...

Are Girls Different?

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Even in the new millennium, girls are still struggling with gender stereotypes.  Recent statistics indicate that girls are more likely to attempt suicide than boys.  Why?  Can empowering girls help them cope with the ...

The Secret Of A Lifetime

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June Cross is a tenured professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of Secret Daughter: A Mixed Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away.  She unfolds the painful but challenging story of having a ...

How Women Get AIDS?

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AIDS does not discriminate and gender brings nuances to the dreaded disease. (1014)

The First Lady of Boxing

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FIRST LADY OF BOXING. Patricia Jarman is used to keeping up with some of the toughest men in the world. Jarman, also known as the "First Lady of Boxing" is a pioneer in the sport, becoming a prominent judge for heavyw...

Black Women Who Stop At Nothing To Be The Best

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The guests on this program represent a group of affluent and influential Americans.  Harriett Michel, president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and Dr. Marilyn French Hubbard, Vice President of ...

Women, Gifted and Black

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Educator Dr. Diann Jordan, author of “Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists on Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science,” gives a historical and contemporary examination of Black women in th...