African American culture

Lavaille Lavette (Ep. 25, 2021)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the rich history and cultural importance of Ebony Magazine with Lavaille Lavette, President and publisher of Ebony Magazine Publishing and author of Ebony: Covering Black America.

You Talk White (Ep. 1)

Delve into the history of the “black southern dialect” and hear about the insecurities and expectations when speaking in white or intellectual spaces. DaLyah and Jackie discuss the shaming that comes from friends and family when not speaking “black” enough. Their guest is the author of “Sista, Speak! Black Women Kinfolk Talk About Language and Literacy,” Dr. Sonja L. Lanehart.

Nelson George (Ep. 8, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of Don Cornelius and Soul Train with Nelson George, filmmaker, producer, journalist, and author of The Hippest Trip In America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style.

Michael Gibson and Lynn Norment (Ep. 46, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Gibson, co-founder and chairman of Clear View Group, LLC, an African-American investment firm that recently purchased Ebony Magazine and, and Lynn Norment, former Senior Writer and Managing Editor at Ebony Magazine.