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    Policing Practices and Minorities

    Attorneys representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, congressional leaders, and social justice advocates talked about policing behavior toward minorities. They…

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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm…

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    Republican Efforts to Recruit Black Voters

    Jesse Holland spoke by phone about efforts by the Republican Party to recruit African Americans as candidates and voters.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Republican Party’s relationship with African-American voters. Jesse Holland also spoke by phone about recent efforts by the…

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    Civil Rights Groups Conference Call

    Black national civil and human rights organization leaders held a media teleconference to discuss the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing by a police officer on…

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    Panel Discussion on Race in America

    Panelists talked about race in America in 2014, 50 years after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “Can America be Post-Racial?” was a panel of the Fifth Annual Western…

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    Baseball and African Americans

    Coaches, journalists, and former major leaguers talked about the history of the relationship between African Americans and baseball, and actions baseball leagues can take to encourage…

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    After Words with Jason Riley

    Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African…

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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature.  “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at…

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    State of African-American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk…

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    Book Discussion on Help Me to Find My People

    Professor Heather Williams talked about her book, Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery, in which she looks at family separations during slavery…

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    Book Discussion on Blessed Experiences

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) talked about his book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, in which he discusses his life, from his early days in the South to his…

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    Book Discussion on The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

    Jeff Hobbs talked about his book, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. The interview took place at the 2014 BookExpo…

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    Treatment of African Americans in the U.S

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his article in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” about the struggles and treatment of African Americans in the U.S. throughout the 20th…

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    Book Discussion on Pictures and Progress

    Maurice Wallace talked about his book, Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, in which he looks at the use of photography by African-American…

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    Panel Discussion on Publishing

    Panelists talked about the challenges of publishing in 2014 and suggested strategies for publishing the literature produced by Black writers. Topics included self-publishing, online…

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    Senator Reid on Action Against Donald Sterling and the Redskins Name

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) came to the floor to talk about the National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner’s actions against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald…

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    Race and Politics in America

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  …

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    Panel Discussion on Environment and the African Diaspora

    Panelists talked about environmental, health, and social issues that impact Black communities throughout the African diaspora.  The panel “Saving Ourselves, Saving Our…

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    Panel Discussion on Africa and the African Diaspora

    Panelists talked about how geographical spaces, gender, race, ethnicity, and class affect the literature of writers throughout Africa and the African diaspora, and the implications of these…

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