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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Spike Lee and Richard Parsons Know

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dennis Kimbro, leadership coach and the author of The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires, talks to Brian Lehrer about the stories of successful African Americans.

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Black History Month

Spotlight: William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony

Friday, February 01, 2013

William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” is the first symphony composed by an African American that was performed by a major orchestra.

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Black History Month

Timeline: A History of Black Classical Musicians

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A long history of black involvement with the concert hall precedes contemporary developments. View our timeline, which includes more than 200 years worth of events.

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The Takeaway

Excerpt: "Our Black Year"

Thursday, March 01, 2012

It all started with dinner.

In 2004 my husband, John, and I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. That night we were the only Black people at Tru, a five-star restaurant in Chicago’s ultra-exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood. Instead of enjoying the romance of the moment, though, I ruined it by bringing up the discouraging status of Blacks in America. Although we moved on to other topics, they all seemed to lead us back to how fortunate we were and how we should be doing more to help improve the situation— The Black Situation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Level Playing Field

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gerald L. Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in the English Department and director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses his new book of essays, A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports.

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