In Black America http://kut.org en Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century http://kut.org/post/black-stats-how-african-americans-measure-21st-century <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. Co-Founder/President of <a href="http://blackwomensjustice.org">The National Black Women’s Justice Institute</a>, and author of "Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Black Stats"&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144560643&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:42:35 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10206 at http://kut.org Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century University of Pennsylvania Study Find Racial Differences in Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease http://kut.org/post/university-pennsylvania-study-find-racial-differences-treatment-parkinson-s-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Dr. Allison Willis, assistant professor of neurology and epidemiology at the </span><a href="http://www.med.upenn.edu" style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Pennsylvania</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her study Dr. Willis finds that African Americans with Parkinson’s disease are less likely than Whites with the disease to receive deep brain stimulation surgery to reduce tremors. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 2 million Americans. Deep brain stimulation surgery has been shown to be effective but involves extensive pre-operative testing and may include costs not covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143406777&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:10:44 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10127 at http://kut.org University of Pennsylvania Study Find Racial Differences in Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Interview: Dr. Quincy T. Mills on Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America http://kut.org/post/interview-dr-quincy-t-mills-black-barbers-and-barber-shops-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Dr. Quincy T. Mills, Associate Professor of History at </span><a href="http://africanastudies.vassar.edu/bios/qumills.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Vassar College</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and author of "Cutting Along the Color Line
: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, black-owned barber shops play a central role in African American public life. The intimacy of commercial grooming encourages both confidentiality and camaraderie, which make the barber shop an important gathering place for African American men to talk freely.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142252766&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:33:59 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10061 at http://kut.org Interview: Dr. Quincy T. Mills on Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Attorney and Cancer Survivor Tracy Randall http://kut.org/post/grammy-award-nominated-singersongwriter-attorney-and-cancer-survivor-tracy-randall <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with <a href="http://iamtracyrandall.com">Tracy Randall</a>, Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter, attorney and cancer survivor.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:25:28 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr 10019 at http://kut.org Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Attorney and Cancer Survivor Tracy Randall Inside the 2014 Detroit Auto Show http://kut.org/post/inside-2014-detroit-auto-show <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Frank S. Washington, owner and editor with <a href="http://www.aboutthatcar.com">aboutthatcar.com</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North American International Auto Show, known to most as the Detroit Auto Show, continues to serve as a barometer for the entire industry. The 2014 Detroit Auto Show was held at the new &nbsp;</span>Cobo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall in Detroit. &nbsp;The showcase</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;took place Jan. 13-26</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and featured the unveiling of more than 50 new vehicles from around the world.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140005458&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:48:44 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9979 at http://kut.org Inside the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Diversity Training and Management Development http://kut.org/post/diversity-training-and-management-development <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Joann Tolbert-Yancy, President &amp; CEO of <a href="http://www.joanntolbertyancy.com">Jotoski Human Resource Consulting Firm</a> based in Dallas, TX. Her consulting firm specializes in employment law compliance, EEO litigation support, diversity training, and management/employee development.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tolbert-Yancy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spent over 36 years as a human resource professional for major corporations and government agencies. She has always incorporated positive suggestions and applications to encourage people to better themselves and inspire others. Her personal experiences and philosophies have helped many create their own road map for success.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138796332&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:50:58 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9925 at http://kut.org Diversity Training and Management Development SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] http://kut.org/post/srb-communications-growing-successful-media-company-part-ii <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sheila Brooks, founder, president and CEO 
of&nbsp;<a href="http://srbcommunications.com/">SRB Communications</a>. Brooks is an&nbsp;Emmy Award-winning&nbsp;journalist, entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses.</p><p>SRB Communications&nbsp;is a full-service strategic communications agency and post-production facility located Washington, D.C. The company helps clients develop their brand, positioning and strategies in creative campaigns through integrated media formats in broadcast, print and multimedia. Brooks is an expert in entrepreneurial education and minority business issues.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137689955&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:52:04 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9881 at http://kut.org SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company http://kut.org/post/srb-communications-growing-successful-media-company <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sheila Brooks, founder, president and CEO 
of&nbsp;<a href="http://srbcommunications.com/">SRB Communications</a>. Brooks is an&nbsp;Emmy Award-winning&nbsp;journalist, entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses.</p><p>SRB Communications&nbsp;is a full-service strategic communications agency and post-production facility located Washington, D.C. The company helps clients develop their brand, positioning and strategies in creative campaigns through integrated media formats in broadcast, print and multimedia. Brooks is an expert in entrepreneurial education and minority business issues.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136493666&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:14:40 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9835 at http://kut.org SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company Four Who Made A Difference http://kut.org/post/four-who-made-difference <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Dr. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:13:37 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9793 at http://kut.org Four Who Made A Difference Roots: The Saga of an American Family http://kut.org/post/roots-saga-american-family <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley. Haley’s quest to learn more about his family history resulted in his writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots:_The_Saga_of_an_American_Family">Roots: The Sage of an American Family</a>."</p><p>The book has been published in 37 languages, and was made into the first week-long television miniseries, viewed by an estimated 130 million people. "Roots" also generated widespread interest in genealogy.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:47:56 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9744 at http://kut.org Roots: The Saga of an American Family A Tribute to the Late Lena Horne http://kut.org/post/tribute-late-lena-horne <p>In celebration of Black History month, In Black America presents an encore presentation of "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" an extended interview with her that originally aired in March 1983.</p><p>Born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, Lena Horne became one of the most popular African American performers of the 1940's and 1950's. At the age of sixteen she was hired as a dancer in the chorus of Harlem’s famous Cotton Club. There she was introduced to the growing community of jazz performers, including <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/holiday_b.html">Billie Holiday</a>, Cab Calloway, and <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/ellington_d.html">Duke Ellington</a>. She also met Harold Arlen, who would write her biggest hit, “Stormy Weather.” For the next five years she performed in New York nightclubs, on Broadway, and touring with the Charlie Barnet Orchestra.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132963058&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 04:44:09 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9707 at http://kut.org A Tribute to the Late Lena Horne In Black America Podcast: CocoaFab.com http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-cocoafabcom <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Angela Burt-Murray editorial director of <a href="http://www.cocoamediagroup.com">Cocoa Media Group</a>, a new digital media company that launched <a href="http://cocoafab.com">CocoaFab.com</a> and <a href="http://cocoafab.com/cocoafab-tv/">CocoaFab.TV</a> to feature entertainment, style and original web series for young women of color.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prior to launching </span>CMG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she was the editor-in-chief of <a href="http://www.essence.com">ESSENCE magazine</a>, where she oversaw the editorial direction for ESSENCE magazine—the premier lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women—as well as Essence.com—the leading daily online destination to serve that audience.</span></p><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:11:42 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9648 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: CocoaFab.com The Legacy of John Saunders Chase http://kut.org/post/legacy-john-saunders-chase <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late John Saunders Chase, the first African American graduate of <a href="http://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/ut_oral_history_chase1.php">The University of Texas at Austin</a> and the first African American President of <a href="http://texasexes.org/">The Texas Exes</a>.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:01:43 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9586 at http://kut.org The Legacy of John Saunders Chase A Tribute to the Late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. http://kut.org/post/tribute-late-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr <p>In honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., In Black America presents a tribute to the slain civil rights leader. During the less than 13 years of King’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129345664&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:09:38 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr 9531 at http://kut.org A Tribute to the Late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Black America Podcast: T. J. Ford http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-t-j-ford <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with T. J. Ford. Terrance Jerod “T. J.” Ford was born on March 24, 1983 in Baytown, Texas. From a young age, Ford dreamed of being a basketball player.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before long, Ford experienced championship success for himself when he led </span><a href="http://www.willowridgealumni.com">Willowridge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.willowridgealumni.com"> High Schoo</a>l to the Class </span>5A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Texas State Basketball Championship. His team was so dominant during that period, with teammates Daniel Ewing and Ivan McFarland, that they posted a 62 game winning streak. After high school, he decided to stay close to home and play basketball at the University of Texas at Austin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128036090&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="662.2222290039063px"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:52:55 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9484 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: T. J. Ford