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    Book Discussion on Black Faces, Black Interests

    Carol Swain talked about her book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress. She was interviewed at Vanderbilt University. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is the state of black America?” The question came…

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    Vice President Joe Biden National Urban League Remarks

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the National Urban League’s annual legislative policy conference. He addressed such topics as economic inequality, “institutional…

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    State of Black America

    The National Urban League released its annual “State of Black America” report. Speakers at the event addressed economic equality, education, and criminal justice…

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    Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    Professor Michael Eric Dyson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad participated in a discussion on writing about race. “A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad”…

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    Panel Discussion on Memories

    Panelists talked about memories from youth to adulthood. Panelists included young adult novelist Coe Booth; Michael Datcher, author of Raising Fences: A Black Man’s Love Story;…

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    Panel Discussion on Black Writers in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about black writers in the digital age. Panelists included author and journalist Farai Chideya; Akiba Solomon, editorial director of Colorlines; poet Tai Allen; Johnny…

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    Jackson State University Commencement Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of historically black Jackson State University. Mrs. Obama spoke about the school’s…

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    Panel Discussion on Politics and Literature

    Panelists talked about politics and literature. Panelists included Edwidge Danticat, author of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work; author Charles Johnson; and Victoria…

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    President Obama delivered the first of his 2016 commencement addresses to the graduating class of the historically black college of Howard University after receiving an honorary doctor of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on comedian Larry Wilmore’s use of the “n word” to address President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association…

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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 2

    A day-long conference was held on government surveillance of black communities and its effects on black Americans.  Freddy Martinez presented “Stingrays: A Primer” about…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 1

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community. Speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winner David Levering-Lewis…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 4

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community.  Presentations were held: “Stop and Frisk: Surveillance on the…

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    Government Surveillance and Race, Part 3

    A day-long conference was held examining historical and current perspectives of surveillance of the black community.  Presentations and panel discussions were held: “Predictive…

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    Black Women in the U.S.

    Melanie Campbell talked about the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable summit and the results of its report on the state of black women in…

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    Jackie Robinson and Race in America

    Ken Burns talked about his PBS documentary, Jackie Robinson, about the first black Major League Baseball player and his legacy as a leader in the civil rights movement.

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    Race, Politics and Campaign 2016

    Crystal Wright talked about her book, Con Job: How Democrats Gave us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering and Racial Division, in which she argues that black Americans vote…

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    90th Annual Black History Luncheon

    Several presentations and speakers commemorated National African-American History Month, including remarks by the director of the National Park Service, the unveiling of a commemorative…

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