In Black America

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  correspondent, 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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Charles Whitaker (Ep. 27, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Charles Whitaker, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, discussing the issue of diversity in the field of journalism.

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Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. (Ep. 26, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr., Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and author of Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded The Medal of Honor.

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Dr. Albert D. Chester (Ep. 25, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host presents a conversation from 2019 with Dr. Albert D. Chester, owner of New Town Pharmacy and founder and director of Capstone Institute, both located in Jacksonville, Florida. The discussion covers health care worker training, and meeting the health care needs of an underserved population.    …

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Selena Sage (Ep. 24, 2020)

This week on  In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr.  presents a conversation with Selena Sage, inspirational speaker, owner of ZenTao Books publishing, and author of Get Free: 7 Simple Steps to Free Your Mind and Live Your Dreams.

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 23, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to his old “marble-shooting’ buddy”, the late Ron Banks. He was a founding member of the legendary soul and R&B vocal group from Detroit, The Dramatics. Ron Banks passed away in 2010.

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Corey Minor Smith (Ep. 22, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Corey Minor Smith, attorney, singer, transformational speaker, , and author of #Driven. She was previously an At Large member of the Canton, Ohio City Council, the first African American elected to a city-wide position in Canton.

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Robert Townsend (Ep. 21, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with actor, film director/producer and writer Robert Townsend about his challenges and successes over three decades in the entertainment industry, including the groundbreaking film Hollywood Shuffle, the Making The Five Heartbeats documentary, and new television project American Soul.

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Dr. Laura W. Cheever (Ep. 20, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Laura W. Cheever, MD., Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, about the need to emphasize awareness of and access to HIV/AIDS treatment services for African Americans.

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The 15th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards (Ep. 19, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights of the 15th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards held during Super Bowl LIV week, featuring speakers Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent, and Fritz Pollard Trophy winner Trey Smith.

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HBCUs and Football (Ep. 18, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion on the legacy and impact of Black college football and its contributions to the NFL moderated by Dr. Derrick E. White and featuring researcher Makiba Foster, NFL executive Arthur McAfee, and former HBCU alumni and NFL players Larry Little…

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Dr. Derrick E. White (Ep. 17, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of the rich history of Black college football and its contributions to the National Football League with Dr. Derrick E. White, Associate Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.

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Sean Durant and Regina A. Mason (Ep. 16, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Sean Durant, producer and director of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes, and Regina A. Mason, author of The Life of William Grimes, The Runaway Slave. This is a custom sized player This is the normal size test

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Regina Mason and Sean Durant (Ep. 15, 2020)

On this edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Regina A. Mason, author of The Life of William Grimes, The Runaway Slave, and Sean Durant, producer and director of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes.

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Juan Pablo Segura (Ep. 14, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the high rates of maternal mortality among African American women with Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder of Washington, DC.-based mobile app Babyscripts.

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