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January 7, 2024

Kristen Gentry (Ep. 6. 2024)

By: John L. Hanson

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Kristen Gentry, an award-winning fiction writer from Louisville, Kentucky and author of Mama Said, a fictional account of three daughters of a drug-addicted mother and their struggle to overcome the traumas and challenges of their family life with love and humor.


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July 14, 2024

David Lee (Ep. 33, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with David Lee, co-founder and president of On The Corner Media Group and author of The Only One in the Room, about the need for greater African American representation in the tech industry and On The Corner’s efforts to empower black […]

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July 7, 2024

The Honorable John R. Lewis, pt.2 (Ep. 32, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part Two of a tribute to the late John R. Lewis, Civil Rights icon, advocate for social justice and equality, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District from 1987 until his death in 1987.

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July 1, 2024

The Honorable John R. Lewis, pt. 1(Ep. 31, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part One of a tribute to the late John R. Lewis, Civil Rights icon, Freedom Rider, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District from 1987 until his death in 1987.

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June 23, 2024

Dyana Williams (Ep. 30, 2024)

On this edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dyana Williams, radio and television personality, music industry veteran, journalist and member of the Board of Directors of The National Museum of African American Music. Williams is a co-originator and co-founder of Black Music Month.

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June 16, 2024

Willie Barney (Ep. 29, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Willie Barney, founder of The Empowerment Network and Omaha 360, an innovative community initiative that works to reduce violent crime by addressing the root causes, engaging with at-risk youth, and fostering cooperation between community leaders and law enforcement.

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June 9, 2024

Franklin C. Edwards (Ep. 28, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Franklin C. Edwards, author, publisher and owner of Franklin The Helper Children’s Books in Plano, Texas. Edwards published his first children’s book in 2021 and has now written 17 books, with a mission to promote positive social behaviors and self […]

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June 2, 2024

Dr. Blair LM Kelley (Ep. 27, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Blair LM Kelley, noted scholar of Black History and the African American Experience, Director of The Center for the Study of the American South and co-director of The Southern Futures Initiative, and author of Black Folk: The Roots of the […]

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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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