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    Book Discussion on Justice While Black

    Nick Chiles and Robbin Shipp talked about their book, Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System, in which they advise African…

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    Book Discussion on The First Waco Horror

    Patricia Bernstein talked about her book, The First Waco Horror: the Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP, in which she reconstructs the details of not only the lynching…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Waters

    Robert Darden talked about his book, Nothing But Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, in which he explores the history of gospel…

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    Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s…

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    Open Phones on Grand Jury Announcement

    Telephone lines were open for comments after President Obama’s reaction to the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the…

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    Open Phones on Grand Jury Announcement

    Telephone lines were open for comments after the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to press charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who…

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    Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri

    Julie Bosman talked by telephone about preparations being made in Ferguson, Missouri, for the reception of the grand jury decision whether or not a police officer would be charged in the…

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    Black Communities and the Democratic Party

    Joe Watkins spoke by phone about the work of his organization, Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE), as well as his criticism of the Democratic Party and activists' messages to black communities…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Charles Blow talked about his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. br/ He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern Festival of Books, held from October 10-12 in…

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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. br/ “Can America be Post-Racial?” was a panel of the Fifth Annual…

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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.  br/ “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. br/ “The State of African American Literature” was a…

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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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