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November 20, 2022

Bernard Shaw (Ep. 51, 2022)

By: John L. Hanson

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Bernard Shaw, a pioneering African American journalist and television news correspondent who anchored programs on CNN for two decades until his retirement in 2001. Shaw died in September 2022 at the age of 82.


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January 30, 2023

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 9, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, legendary actors whose careers in theatre, films, and Civil Rights activism spanned seven decades, with an interview recorded in 1998 upon the publication of their dual autobiography, In This Life Together.

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January 22, 2023

Ron Simons (Ep. 8, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with actor and producer Ron Simons, a four-time Tony Award winner and founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, a production company that has been a pioneering force in bringing diversity to the Broadway stage.

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January 15, 2023

Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 7. 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ¬†on the ninety-fourth anniversary of his birth, with excerpts from Dr. King’s addresses and commentary from Andrew Young, the late Coretta Scott King, and former […]

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