Category: Women’s Studies

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Doing It Her Way

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Sarah Harrison, a vice president of one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world, and Rev. Barbara Reynolds, an author and award-winning journalist, discuss the triumphs and pitfalls of being successful, ...

Top Of The Class

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In this second “To Be The Best” program, two powerful Black women discuss their personal and professional formulas for success.  Guests are Dorothy Leavell, chairperson of Amalgamated Publishers and publisher of the C...

The Soul of a Congresswoman

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She is called the “Warrior on the Hill.”  A political pioneer and civil and human rights icon, Eleanor Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia in Congress. Norton discusses her career and the “fire in her so...

Black Commentary

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Bev Smith is her name and good deeds and excellence are her game.  She is heard daily throughout the country on American Urban Radio Networks via her daily commentary “The Bev Smith Show.”  On this occasion, she chang...

The Woman Who Fought Rap

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(C. DeLores Tucker) This Black leader took on the roughest crowd in the neighborhood and told them what she thought of them while many mask their opinions or run from the subject. (2627)