In Black America

Dr. E. James West (Ep 46, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses Ebony magazine’s political, social and historical influence and importance with Dr. E. James West, author of Ebony Magazine And Lerone Bennett, Jr.: Popular Black History In Postwar America.

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Shaundell Newsome (Ep. 45, 2020)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Shaundelle Robinson, United States Air Force and Operation Desert Storm veteran, and the founder and visionary behind Sumnu Marketing, a two-time Small Business Association Award winner.

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John Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a tribute to the Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Robert Lewis, who represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District from 1987 until his death on July 17, 2020. The interview was recorded during Congressman Lewis’s visit to the University of Texas at…

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John R. Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, with an interview recorded in May, 2020.

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John Lewis, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part One of a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, who passed away July 17, 2020.

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Ed Gordon (Ep. 42, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Emmy Award-winning television journalist Ed Gordon, a news anchor and interview program host on BET, CBS, NBC, NPR and MSNBC. He is the author of Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics and Leadership.

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Cathy Hughes, pt.2 (Ep. 41, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Cathy Hughes, veteran radio and television professional and founder and Chairwoman of Urban One, Inc., the largest African American owned and operated media company in America.

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Cathy Hughes, pt. 1 (Ep. 40, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Cathy Hughes, veteran radio and television professional and founder and Chairwoman of Urban One, Inc., the largest African American owned and operated media company in America.

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Leslie “Les” Payne (Ep. 39, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. remembers the late Leslie “Les” Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and former Associate Managing Editor of Newsday. Payne, whose reporting, editing and leadership helped bring Newsday national and international prominence, died in March, 2018 at the age of 76.

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Dr. Rebecca Etz and Christine Bechtel (Ep. 38, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses racism and its impact on public health with Dr. Rebecca S. Etz, PhD., Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University and Co-Director of the Larry A. Green Center, and Christine Bechtel, patient advocate and co-founder of…

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Dyana Williams (Ep. 37, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dyana Williams, a veteran radio and television personality, music industry professional, member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of African American Music, and co-originator and co-founder of Black Music Month.  

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A Tribute to Earl G. Graves, Sr. (Ep. 36, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2001 interview with Earl G. Graves, Sr., an entrepreneur, publisher, and philanthropist who died April 6, 2020. Graves was the founder of Black Enterprise, a media company focused on black entrepreneurship and black businesses.

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Dan C. Goldberg (Ep. 35, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson discusses the history of African Americans in U.S. Armed Services with Dan C. Goldberg, a health-care reporter with Politico, and author of The Golden 13: How Black Men Won The Right To Wear Navy Gold.

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Dr. Steve Perry (Ep. 34, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the debate over how to combat racial inequalities in America’s public school system, with Dr. Steve Perry, noted educator, motivational speaker, and founder and head of the Capital Prep Schools.

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Michael Meyerson (Ep. 33, 2020)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Meyerson, the DLA Piper Professor of Law and Director of the Fannie Angelos Program For Academic Excellence at the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Fannie Angelos Program assists law students from Maryland’s historically Black colleges…

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Erika Rickard and Michael Meyerson (Ep. 32, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses rising unemployment and the subsequent rise in personal debt amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and how African American consumers can protect themselves, with Erika Rickard, Director of Civil Legal Modernization at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Also, a preview of next week’s program,…

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Cheryl Grace (Ep. 31, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Cheryl Grace, Senior Vice President of Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement with the Nielsen Company, discussing the cultural and technological influences behind the global proliferation of African American creativity in the entertainment industry.

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Howard Bryant (Ep. 30, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with journalist Howard Bryant, Senior Writer with ESPN.com, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition ┬ácorrespondent, and author of Full Dissidence: Notes From An Uneven Playing Field.

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The Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 29, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from this year’s Bart Starr Awards, held during Super Bowl 54 Week in south Florida, featuring NFL host James Brown, Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, and this year’s Award winner, retired Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

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Michael and Pele Bennett (Ep. 28, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with NFL defensive lineman Michael Bennett and his wife, food advocate Pele Bennett, discussing Mouthpeace, their new, ground-breaking podcast that addresses a variety of provocative, personal topics.

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