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March 21, 2021

Matt Dobkin (Ep. 16, 2021)

By: John L. Hanson

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2005 conversation with Matt Dobkin, author of I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You, Aretha Franklin: Respect, And The Making Of A Soul Masterpiece.


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March 4, 2024

A Tribute to Rance Allen (Ep. 14, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late minister and legendary Gospel singer Bishop Rance Allen, founder of the Rance Allen Group, with an interview recorded in 2016. Rance Allen died October 31, 2020, at the age of 71.

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February 25, 2024

Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, pt. 2 (Ep. 13, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with writer and filmmaker Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, granddaughter of Lee and Liza Hurt, discussing the development and production of Lee and Liza’s Family Tree, Hurt’s documentary film about the history of the Hurt family.

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February 18, 2024

Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, pt. 1 (Ep. 12, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with documentary filmmaker and writer Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, granddaughter of Lee and Liza Hurt, about a new documentary film recently aired on PBS about the efforts of the Hurt family to trace their roots as descendants of […]

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February 10, 2024

A Tribute to Earl Graves, Sr. (Ep. 11, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Earl Graves, Sr., entrepreneur, publisher, and advocate of African American businesses, who founded Black Enterprise Magazine in 1970. He died in April, 2020, at the age of 85.

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February 4, 2024

A Tribute to Mary Wilson (Ep. 10, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Mary Wilson, a co-founder of the legendary Supremes, featuring an interview with and public comments by Wilson, recorded in 2019 during The Summit on Race in America at the University of Texas at Austin.

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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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