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October 25, 2022

Kevin Merida, pt. 2 (Ep. 47, 2022)

By: John L. Hanson

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Kevin Merida, Executive Editor of The Los Angeles Times since June 2021 after a career that has included tenures at ESPN and The Dallas Morning News.


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May 26, 2024

Dr. Steven Williams, MD. (Ep. 26, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Steven Williams, MD., a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, founder of Tri Valley Plastic Surgery in Dublin, California, and the first African American president of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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May 19, 2024

Dr. Joseph Hoedel (Ep. 25, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Joseph Hoedel, PhD., CEO of Character Development and Leadership, an education-based curriculum company, and author of Sports Role Models, Books 1, 2 and 3, which spotlights athletes and coaches and their positive traits which contribute to success on and […]

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May 12, 2024

Usher’s Super Bowl Press Conference (Ep. 24, 2024)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights from a conversation between eight-time Grammy Award winner Usher and Apple Music Radio host Nakeska Alexis, recorded prior to Usher’s halftime performance at Super Bowl 45.

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May 7, 2024

A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 23, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Ron Banks, singer and founding member of the legendary R&B Detroit singing group The Dramatics, whose recording career included hits like All Because Of You, Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get, and Me And Mrs. Jones. Ron […]

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April 28, 2024

The 2024 Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 22, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast, including the presentation of the Bart Starr award for outstanding character and leadership to Minkah Fitzpatrick, and remarks by Mike Tomlin, Tony Dungy, Peyton and Eli Manning, and Mike Singletary.

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April 20, 2024

Reshonda Tate (Ep. 21, 2024)

On this edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Reshonda Tate, screenwriter, movie producer and award-winning, best-selling author. Tate’s latest book The Queen of Sugar Hill: A Novel of Hattie McDaniel is a fictional portrait of Hattie McDaniel, whose Academy Award winning portrayal of Mammy in Gone With […]

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April 14, 2024

The 2024 Fritz Pollard Award (Ep. 20, 2024)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the The Fritz Pollard Alliance’s 19th annual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards, featuring a discussion around the emergence of the Black quarterback in the NFL, with comments by James “Shack” Harris, Doug Williams, and Roger Goodell.

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April 7, 2024

Bryan Simms (Ep. 19, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Bryan Simms, founder and President of Mammoth Life and Reinsurance Company, the only minority-owned distribution and reinsurance carrier delivering data-advantaged policies to underserved African American communities.

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