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  • emSoaring to Gloryem
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    Soaring to Glory

    Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart talked about his book, Soaring to Glory, in which he recalled his life and experiences in combat during World War II.

    491 views
  • National Gentrification Summit
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    National Gentrification Summit

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century hosted a national town hall meeting on gentrification at the New Jersey Institute for Technology in Newark. Speakers included economist…

    793 views
  • emAfter Lifeem
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    After Life

    Alice Marie Johnson discussed her time in prison and President Trump’s commutation of her sentence in 2018.

    284 views
  • Printers Row Lit Fest
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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who in 1961 became the first Washington Post African-American reporter, talked about the hurdles she overcame during her career.

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  • emLos Angeles Timesem Coverage of Nipsey Hussles Death
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    Los Angeles Times Coverage of Nipsey Hussle's Death

    Los Angeles Times reporters joined the National Press Club Journalism Institute to talk about the newspaper’s coverage of the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who in March 2019 was fatally shot in…

    371 views
  • em1919em
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    1919

    University of Chicago Professor Eve Ewing discussed her book, 1919, and some of her other works.

    496 views
  • emThree Days Before the Shootingem
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    Three Days Before the Shooting...

    Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison’s posthumous…

    754 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Black viewers only responded to the question, “Who is your choice for president in 2020?”

    487 views
  • Detroits Birwood Wall
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    Detroit's Birwood Wall

    In 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit that was meant to separate white and black homeowners in the city. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan showed the wall, which runs north to 8 Mile…

    1,302 views
  • emWe Live for the Weem
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    We Live for the We

    Journalist Dani McClain talked about her book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, in which she shared her thoughts on the political power of black women.

    165 views
  • Escaped Slaves in Detroit
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    Escaped Slaves in Detroit

    The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American coupled who had escaped from slavery. Historian and tour…

    530 views
  • National Urban League Releases Voting Rights Report
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    National Urban League Voting Rights Report

    The National Urban League released its 2019 State of Black America Report which focused primarily on voting rights issues. National Urban League President Marc Morial told an audience at…

    437 views
  • Youth Mental Health and Suicide Risk
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    Youth Mental Health and Suicide Risk

    The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a discussion on mental health stigma in African-American communities, ways schools can better identify and address students' mental health needs, and actions…

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  • House Committee Examines Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates
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    Maternal Health and Mortality

    The House Ways and Means Committee convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mothers dying due to causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the U.S. Olympian and gold medalist track…

    7,931 views
  • Washington Journal Maj Toure Discusses Gun Rights  Gun Violence Prevention
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    Maj Toure on Gun Rights and Gun Violence Prevention

    Black Guns Matter’s Maj Toure discussed firearm rights and gun violence prevention in the African American community.

    2,181 views
  • emSurvival Mathem
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    Survival Math

    New York University Professor Mitchell Jackson talked about his book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family , in which he reflected on his family’s multi-generational experience…

    453 views
  • Frederick Douglass Book Prize
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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    Book TV presented coverage of the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The winners were Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of…

    354 views
  • emBlack is the Bodyem
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    Black is the Body

    Professor Emily Bernard talked about her book, Black Is the Body: Stories of My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, in which she reflected on her experiences growing up black in…

    440 views
  • emWaiting  Til The Midnight Hourem
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    Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour

    Peniel Joseph talked about his book Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, published by Holt. His book chronicles the history of the black power movement…

    1,348 views
  • Creating the emWellRead Black Girl Anthologyem
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    Creating the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology

    Editor Glory Edim and contributors Mahogany Browne, Renee Watson, Veronica Chambers, Carla Bruce-Eddings, and Bsrat Mezghebe talked about the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology.

    286 views
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