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August 31, 2020

Leslie “Les” Payne (Ep. 39, 2020)

By: John L. Hanson

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. remembers the late Leslie “Les” Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and former Associate Managing Editor of Newsday. Payne, whose reporting, editing and leadership helped bring Newsday national and international prominence, died in March, 2018 at the age of 76.


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May 13, 2021

Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram, pt.1 (Ep. 23, 2021)

On this week's edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram, educator, social historian, community activist, and author Dear Kamala: Women Write to The New Vice President. She is also a co-founder of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc.

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May 2, 2021

Mobley (Ep. 22, 2021)

On this week's In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Austin-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mobley, aka Anthony Watkins II, about his recent release, Young and Dying in the Occident Supreme.

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April 27, 2021

Vernon Jordan (Ep. 21, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.: Civil Rights icon, former President and CEO of the National Urban League, and former Executive Director of The United Negro College Fund, with highlights of his address at the Summit on Race in America at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. He died on March 1, 2021.

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