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By Jeffrey Brown
At MIT, Chris Jones led efforts to double minority enrollment in graduate programs. Now back home in Arkansas, he's on a mission to reduce barriers for low-income people, women and people of color toward becoming innovators, makers, thinkers and entrepreneurs.
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault
National Geographic has long provided a unique lens to view the world -- one that has sometimes distorted the lives of people of color. Now the 130-year-old magazine turns the lens on itself, with an issue devoted to the topic…
The Grammys are catching up with public opinion by recognizing hip-hop artists in its top categories this year. At Harvard University's Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, the genre and its history is the subject of academic study as a brilliant…
Digesting serious issues through comedy is like taking medicine with a spoonful of sugar, says Tracee Ellis Ross. “Black-ish,” the hit sitcom that stars Ross, doesn’t shy away from controversial issues, especially racism. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sits down with…
Systemic change is happening in Hollywood, says Tracee Ellis Ross, star of the sitcom “black-ish.” Ellis Ross is a founder of Time’s Up, a legal defense fund that aims to support those who have been affected by sexual violence. The…
By PBS NewsHour
In light of tensions and violence in Charlottesville, a secessionist and a black nationalist from Charleston, South Carolina, came together to make sure that what happened is not repeated in their hometown. Jonathan Thrower of the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement…
Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with Reverend William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, co-authors of “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear,” about what it takes to tackle America’s racial divide.
During the segregated Jim Crow-era, an area of Athens, Georgia, known as the “Hot Corner” fostered African-American entrepreneurship and catered to the black community. But after flourishing, many businesses moved out or died. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on what…
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