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The Takeaway

The Infant Mortality Health Crisis

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Infant mortality rates are two and a half times higher for black mothers than for white and Hispanic women. It’s even worse in the rural South.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Evolution of Black Leaders and Black Leadership in America

Monday, March 09, 2015

Historian Phyllis Leffler and activist and politician Julian Bond talk about the Civil Rights Movement and Black leadership in America.

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WNYC News

August Wilson, the American Shakespeare

Friday, February 20, 2015

“His body of work really covers the whole 20th century of American history,” said filmmaker Sam Pollard.

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The Takeaway

MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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WNYC News

Making Poetry and Pies

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson shares tips and the history of the sweet potato pie.  

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WNYC News

Art Inspired by Two African American Magazines

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A new exhibit at the Harlem Studio Museum explores how 16 artists used Ebony and Jet as inspiration for their work.

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The Takeaway

Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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WNYC News

The History of Blacks in Photos, Before Michael Brown

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag is the latest example of concern over how African Americans have been portrayed — or not — in photography.

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The Takeaway

Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

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The Takeaway

Has President Obama Done Enough for Minorities?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some African-American leaders feel that President Obama has done next to nothing for their community — or even made things worse. But is it too late now to change course?

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The Takeaway

Fighting Breast Cancer for a Second Time: Anita Coleman's Advice for the Rookies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anita Coleman was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year, at the age of 54. Anita successfully fought the disease once before, in 2001.

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The Takeaway

Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman.

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The Takeaway

As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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The Takeaway

Choosing a Double Mastectomy

Monday, July 07, 2014

Lisa Echols lives and works in Memphis, where the mortality rate for black women with breast cancer is twice that of white women. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Freedom Summer In The First Person

Monday, June 23, 2014

In June of 1964, volunteers set out to register voters in Mississippi. Their work would help change the nation. A conversation about the legacy of Freedom Summer, and what it means half a century later to the people who were there.

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The Takeaway

Voting Rights 50 Years After Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize and lead the Mississippi Freedom Summer movement, which began 50 years ago this month. She reflects on the volunteer's accomplishments, the movement's confrontation with President Lyndon Johnson, and the state of voting rights today. 

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Micropolis

The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
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Micropolis

See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time Central Harlem resident, shows you what you're overloooking.

 

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WNYC News

How Blacks Got into Basketball

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Before there was the NBA, there were the African American basketball leagues.

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The Takeaway

Archaeological Dig Uncovers Nation's Oldest Black Community

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A team of scholars from the University of Maryland and Morgan State University have discovered what appears to be the oldest, independent community of free blacks in the U.S. Mark Leone is a professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, who’s been heading the dig of “The Hill,” in the backyard of a building that dates back to the 1790s.

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