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Arden Teresa Lewis captures the story that sparked desegregation in New Rochelle, NY: Award Winning ‘Leveling Lincoln’ Available Now on PBS App

Arden Teresa Lewis is the writer, producer, and director of 'Leveling Lincoln'

*Leveling Lincoln is an edifying documentary about the events that sparked desegregation in New Rochelle, New York. Producer Arden Teresa Lewis captures the spirit of a community that refused to be marginalized by sub-par education.  She has harnessed a history lesson and a teaching tool. Separate but unequal conditions were promulgated by class, race, and […]

New PBS Documentary to Explore Early Battle for Civil Rights

W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and the early battle for civil rights

*PBS is set to air a documentary that chronicles the early civil rights movement. “The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights,” is an hour-long documentary by WNED PBS, that “delves deep into a national crusade that forged the civil rights landscape for the 20th century and beyond,” according to a news release.   Per […]

Tavis Smiley Still Owes PBS $2.6M in Sexual Misconduct Case

Tavis Smiley - KBLA

* Tavis Smiley launched the talk radio show KBLA Talk 1580 in 2021 — exclusively dedicated to Black people. The move came after his fall from grace due to sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of PBS in 2017. As 2UrbanGirls reports, an internal investigation into the accusations “uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct […]

Next at the Kennedy Center: ‘The Roots Residency’ Premieres Jan. 27, 2023 on PBS

The Roots

*PBS announced that the third episode of Next at the Kennedy Center, a series from the pubcaster’s first multi-year collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will feature the Grammy Award-winning hip hop group The Roots. Anchored by an unforgettable concert in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, the special explores how The […]

Charles Mattocks on A Mission to be a Vessel of Change | EURexclusiveLISTEN

Charles Mattocks

*Charles Mattocks has harnessed a multi-faceted career that entails music, film, video, writing,  producing, culinary arts, and health advocacy. His early passion for music resulted in being signed to Tommy Boy Records.  Charles had a hit single and even worked with Redman, PMD, Russell Simmons and L. L. Cool J. Charles later submitted to a […]

PBS Announces ‘The Story Of Hip-Hop With Chuck D’ Docuseries

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*Public Enemy’s frontman Chuck D has been tapped by PBS to unpack the history of hip-hop for a new documentary special.  As reported by Uproxx, “The Story Of Hip-Hop With Chuck D” is a four-part docuseries produced by PBS and BBC Studios. The series will trace the history of hip-hop over the past 40 years.  […]

‘She Did Not Waver’: Marian Anderson Documentary ‘Voice of Freedom’ Headed to PBS (Trailer)

*“Marian Anderson was an artist first and foremost. She did not seek to become an icon of the civil rights movement,” said Cameo George, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE executive producer. “But when circumstances thrust themselves upon her, she did not waver, using her voice as a powerful force to transcend geographical, political and racial boundaries.” Hailed as a voice that “comes […]