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  • Reverend Al Sharpton Hosts PreInauguration Rally
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    National Action Network Pre-Inauguration Rally

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march on issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity. Following the march, a rally was held near…

    2,256 views
  • Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
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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” was part of…

    1,264 views
  • Lawmakers Host Congressional Caucus on Black Males
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    Status of Black Males

    The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys held its first hearing, titled “The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men.” Much of the hearing focused on the achievement gap…

    3,745 views
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Conference
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    National Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Conference

    Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about institutional bias and racism, and recommendations for addressing it within the educational…

    520 views
  • A Tribute to Historian Manning Marable
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    A Tribute to Historian Manning Marable

    A panel discussion was held on the life and work of African-American history scholar, Manning Marable, who died on April 1, 2011, days before the publication of his biography of Malcolm X.…

    1,212 views
  • National Leadership Forum
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    National Leadership Forum

    African-American leaders talked about issues facing their community and various means to advance their agenda to improve conditions in black neighborhoods. Among the issues they addressed…

    461 views
  • Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum
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    Tavis Smiley Black Agenda Forum

    Participants spoke about the state of the black union at an event titled “We Count! The Black Agenda Is the American Agenda.” They focused on challenges facing the African-American community and the nation,…

    22,740 views
  • Race and the Obama Administration
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    Race and the Obama Administration

    Michael Eric Dyson talked about the controversy over whether President Obama was being criticized for his race or for his policies. During the week, former President Carter said that race…

    471 views
  • The State of Black America
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    The State of Black America

    Panelists discussed the recent meeting between President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge police office James Crowley. They also talked about current race relations in America. Following their discussion,…

    1,575 views
  • State of the Black Union 2009 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2009, Morning Session

    Civil rights activists, lawmakers, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Raymond Brown moderated a…

    25,436 views
  • In Depth with Michael Eric Dyson
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    In Depth with Michael Eric Dyson

    Author and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the presidential…

    2,752 views
  • State of the Black Union 2008 Morning Session
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    State of the Black Union 2008, Morning Session

    Leaders in education, public policy, religion, and black communities discussed the role of the African-American vote in the 2008 presidential election. Tom Joyner led a question-and-answer session with the…

    9,952 views
  • emKnow What I Mean  Reflections on Hip Hopem
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    Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop

    Professor Dyson talked about his book, Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop. He chronicled hip hop culture through the years. Topics included nomenclature, forbidden words, the issues vented…

    607 views
  • HipHop Summit
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    Hip-Hop Summit

    The panelists talked about the cultural and political impacts of hip-hop music, the expressions of strong language and depictions of violence in the music, and the use of the art form as…

    1,083 views
  • emHoller if You Hear Meem
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    Holler if You Hear Me

    Mr. Dyson talked about his book Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur, published by Basic Books, which examined the cultural and intellectual impact of rap and hip-hop music, and…

    1,775 views
  • Post HipHop Summit News Conference
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    Post Hip-Hop Summit News Conference

    Participants spoke to reporters about their summit on using hip-hop music as a means of political empowerment in the black community. Among the issues they addressed were new initiatives on…

    241 views
  • emIs Bill Cosby Rightem Book Group Discussion
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    Is Bill Cosby Right? Book Group Discussion

    The African American Authors Book Discussion Group met in the Whittaker Road Community Meeting Room to discuss Michael Eric Dyson’s book Is Bill Cosby Right: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?, published…

    283 views
  • Congressional Black Caucus SwearingIn
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    Congressional Black Caucus Swearing-In

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus conducted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress. As part of the ceremony caucus leaders and…

    275 views
  • emCome Hell or High Water  Hurricane Katrinaem
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    Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina

    Professor Dyson talked about his book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, published by Basic Books. He criticized the U.S. government’s response to the victims…

    933 views
  • After Words with Juan Williams
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    After Words with Juan Williams

    Juan Williams was interviewed about his book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure that Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do about It, published…

    420 views
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