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  • Paul Butler Discusses emChokeholdem
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    Q&A with Paul Butler

    Professor Paul Butler talked Chokehold: Policing Black Men, his book on the American criminal justice system and its impact on African-American men.

    978 views
  • emFalse Black Powerem
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    False Black Power?

    Jason Riley talked about his book False Black Power?, in which he argues that political capital for blacks has been a disadvantage for the race in terms of economic upward mobility.

    976 views
  • Unbound Book Festival Panel Examines Life of James Baldwin
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    Panel Discussion on James Baldwin

    Panelists talked about the life and work of author James Baldwin. They spoke at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri.

    537 views
  • emBuck v Davisem Oral Argument
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    Buck v. Davis Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Buck v. Davis, docket number 15-8049. The case concerns whether Duane Buck can appeal his death penalty sentence based on testimony by a witness called by…

    1,195 views
  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

    1,318 views
  • Washington Journal Jason Riley Discusses emFalse Black Powerem
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    Jason Riley on False Black Power

    Author Jason Riley talked about his book, False Black Power, and his view that “black political power” had failed to produce significant results for African Americans.

    1,637 views
  • Corey Fields Discusses emBlack Elephants in the Roomem
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    Open Phones with Corey Fields

    Corey Fields, author of Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on African Americans and…

    513 views
  • Panelists Discuss Future of HBCUs
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Panelists representing nonprofits and educators talked about the future of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). White House officials and staffers were among the audience…

    319 views
  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do you support or oppose removing Confederate monuments?”

    553 views
  • emOpening Dayem
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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

    365 views
  • Washington Journal Peniel Joseph Discusses the Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement
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    Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement

    Professor Peniel Joseph talked about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    264 views
  • CBC Members Speak to Reporters After White House Meeting
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    Congressional Black Caucus White House Meeting

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA), spoke to reporters following their meeting with President Trump. Representative Richmond said the meeting…

    465 views
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs
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    Executive Order on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    President Trump signed an executive order related to historically black colleges and universities.

    575 views
  • Senator McCaskill Criticizes Secretary DeVos Statement on HBCUs
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    Senator McCaskill on Secretary DeVos and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s statement on the origins of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) wrong and requests it be corrected. Ms. DeVos…

    826 views
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Stakeout
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities Stakeout

    Presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) spoke to reporters after President Trump signed an executive order that moves an initiative to assist these institutions…

    7,790 views
  • Richard Paul and Steven Moss on emWe Could Not Failem
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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

    792 views
  • New America Foundation Discussion Focuses on Black American Politics
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    Black Political Influence

    New America held a discussion titled “Black Politics in Trump’s America” examining strategies black leaders could use to exert pressure on elected officials and policy makers.

    668 views
  • President Trump Holds African American History Month Listening Session
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    Black History Month Listening Session

    President Donald Trump spoke to reporters before a meeting to mark the first day of Black History Month with religious leaders, political analysts, and early supporters of his campaign from the…

    40,555 views
  • Mychal Smith Discusses emInvisible Man Got the Whole World Watchingem
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    Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

    Mychal Smith talked about his book, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education, about his life and political education as a young black man in America.

    748 views
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