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August 4, 2019

Leon Robinson (Ep. 35, 2019)

By: John L. Hanson

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin and Little Richard, and as leader of reggae-soul band Leon and The Peoples.


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January 28, 2024

Franklin C. Edwards (Ep. 9, 2024)

On this edition of 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, whose mission is to help children overcome social obstacles and build self-confidence.

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January 23, 2024

John Saunders and Irv Cross (Ep. 8, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a look back at the state of African American presence in sports broadcasting, presenting interviews recorded in 1987 with the late John Saunders and Irv Cross, pioneering sports analysts who at the time were the only African Americans on nationally televised […]

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January 14, 2024

Remembering The Late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 7, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to and remembrance of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with commentary by Dr. King, former U.S. President Barack Obama, the late Robert F. Kennedy, the Honorable Andrew Young, and Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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January 7, 2024

Kristen Gentry (Ep. 6. 2024)

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 […]

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December 31, 2023

A Tribute to Shirley A. Chisholm (Ep. 5, 2024)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1982 interview with the late Shirley A. Chisholm, a former Congresswoman from New York’s 12 Congressional District who in 1968 became the first African American woman elected to Congress, and, in 1972, the first major-party African American candidate for President […]

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December 24, 2023

Dr. Blair LM Kelley (Ep. 4, 2024)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Blair LM Kelley, a noted scholar of Black History and the African American experience, Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, and author of Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class.

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December 17, 2023

Dr. Brian H. Williams, MD. (Ep. 3, 2024)

In this episode of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Brian H. Williams, MD., a trauma surgeon, Air Force Academy alumnus, former congressional health policy advisor, and author The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches From a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal.

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December 10, 2023

Nathaniel Glover, pt. 2 (Ep. 02, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Nathaniel Glover, the first African American elected Sheriff in Jacksonville, Florida since the end of Reconstruction, a former Jacksonville police officer with a distinguished career, and the author of Striving For Justice: A Black Sheriff In The Deep […]

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