In Black America

Jarrett Bell, pt. 2 (Ep. 46, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Jarrett Bell, a veteran NFL columnist with USA Today Sports, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee who has covered the National Football League for more than three and a half decades.

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Jarrett Bell, pt. 1 (Ep. 45, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Jarrett Bell, an NFL columnist with USA Today Sports, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee who has covered the National Football League for more than three and a half decades.

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Robert Townsend (Ep. 44, 2019)

This week on In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Robert Townsend, actor, film director and producer, writer, and former cable network programming executive with more than three decades in the entertainment industry, whose credits include Hollywood Shuffle and The Five Heartbeats.

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The Honorable Andrew Young (Ep. 43, 2019)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with the Honorable Andrew Young, Civil Rights legend, former UN Ambassador, Congressman, and Mayor of Atlanta.  Young was a participant in The Summit on Race in America this Spring, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Duke Fakir and Mary Wilson (Ep. 42, 2019)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Motown legends Abdul “Duke” Fakir, a founding member of The Four Tops, and Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes. Both were participants in The Summit on Race in America this Spring, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Claudette A. Robinson (Ep. 41, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Claudette A. Robinson, a founding member of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and a recent participant in The Summit On Race In America, at the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Vanessa Wyche (Ep. 40, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  She is the first African American deputy director at NASA.

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Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. (Ep. 39, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents excerpts from an address at this year’s Summit On Race In America: Liberty And Justice For All by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., civil rights icon, former CEO of the National Urban League and former Executive Director fo the United Negro College…

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March On Washington 56th Anniversary (Ep. 38, 2019)

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights from the 20th Anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March On Washington, featuring Dr. Maya Angelou, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Honorable Andrew Young, and the late Congressman Mickey Leland.

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Dr. Patrice A. Harris (Ep. 37, 2019)

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a 2018 interview with Dr. Patrice A. Harris, MD, a psychiatrist and president of the American Medical Association. She’ll serve for a year as president-elect and become the first African-American woman to lead the organization in 2019.

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Mike Haynes (Ep. 36, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, about his 14 year NFL career, his cancer recovery, and his Know Your Stats campaign.

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Leon Robinson (Ep. 35, 2019)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin and Little Richard, and as leader of reggae-soul band Leon and The Peoples.

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Judge Damon Keith with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 34, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host Joh L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, with Peter J. Hammer, Wayne State University Law professor and author of Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith.

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Joel G. Baker (Ep. 33, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Austin, Texas Fire Chief Joel G. Baker, Austin’s first African American Fire Department Chief, whose career includes more than 30 years in Atlanta, including 3 years as fire chief there

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Selena Sage (Ep. 32, 2019)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Selena Sage, inspirational speaker, owner of Zen Tao Books and author of Get Free: Seven Simple Steps to Free Your Mind and Live Your Dreams.

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Valerie Jarrett (Ep. 31, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, moderated by Brittany Packett this past spring at the Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All.

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The Summit on Race in America, pt. 2 (Ep. 30, 2019)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All, held this Spring at the LBJ Presidential Library, on the campus of the University of Texas…

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The Summit on Race in America, pt. 1 (Ep. 29, 2019)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All, held this Spring at the LBJ Presidential Library, on the campus of the University of Texas…

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Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young (Ep. 28, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young, civil rights legend and former UN Ambassador, Congressman and Mayor of Atlanta, speaking at The Summit on Race in America, hosted by Mark Updegrove at the University…

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Dr. Linda Burke (Ep. 27, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Linda Burke, a board-certified OB/GYN and author of The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications and Have a Healthy Baby.

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