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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Returning and newly-elected members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were ceremonially sworn-in at the Capitol. Incoming CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) said criminal justice…

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    In Depth with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley talked about his life and career, as well as his books, which include Death of a King: the Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. br/ He is the author or…

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    Book Discussion on The Invitation

    Clifton Taulbert talked about his book, The Invitation, a memoir about how he dealt with the experience of a supper invitation to a former plantation house in Allendale, South Carolina,…

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    Clarence Page on Culture Worrier

    Clarence Page talked about his book, Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change, a collection of columns that he had written between 1984 and 2014 on a range of…

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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke…

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    Violence in the Black Community

    State legislators and police talked about how to reduce violence in predominantly black communities. They spoke about measures state legislatures could take to combat violence against…

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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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