26 episodios

Hosts Mitch Lewis and Natalie Bullock Brown discuss issues affecting North Carolina's African American community. Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.

Black Issues Forum: 2015-2016 UNC TV

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Hosts Mitch Lewis and Natalie Bullock Brown discuss issues affecting North Carolina's African American community. Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.

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    3126` | Black Folks Do

    3126` | Black Folks Do

    Deborah and BIF intern Paris Alston head into the field to learn more about the fun outdoor and exercise activities that many black North Carolinians love to do! We'll take you horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and Deborah even goes for a run as we check out how North Carolina groups are keeping people happy and healthy.

    • 26 min
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    3125 | Unspoken Truth about HIV/AIDS

    3125 | Unspoken Truth about HIV/AIDS

    Despite progress in the medical and social stigma realms, black North Carolinians are still suffering at staggering rates from HIV and AIDS. Bridgett Luckey and Drs. Allison Mathews and Adaora Adimora discuss how to continue and increase the fight against this terrible medical phenomenon. BIF intern Ayana Sadler also takes us to a 2BeatHIV event in Durham for more information about HIV research.

    • 26 min
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    3124 | What is Race?

    3124 | What is Race?

    The concept of race is a complex matter, and often it is difficult to have a real conversation about race and ethnicity without tensions rising and offenses being launched. Deborah has a dialogue about the definition of race and more with Dr. Candis Watts Smith of UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University, and Samone Oates-Bullock, a student at UNC-CH.

    • 26 min
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    3123 | Black Exploitation in College Sports

    3123 | Black Exploitation in College Sports

    College sports are a beloved and time-honored tradition - but what does it mean when the athletes who provide the excitement of competition don't get the education that they were promised or proper compensation? Dwayne Ballen of CBS Sports, CL Brown of ESPN.com, and Dr. Deborah Stroman of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School flesh out the problems with big university athletic programs in the NCAA.

    • 26 min
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    3122 | Empowering HBCU Alumni

    3122 | Empowering HBCU Alumni

    After strong protest three North Carolina HBCU's were dropped from a bill that many clained threatened the schools viability. Can the alumni of these schools now breathe a sigh of relief? Andrea Harris of the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Developmen and Ty Couey founder and President of the National HBCU Alumni Association and National Organization of College Parents discuss.

    • 26 min
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    3121 | Wilmington on Fire

    3121 | Wilmington on Fire

    November 10, 1898 was an important and tragic day in Wilmington's and North Carolina's history, yet very few people know about what took place on that fall day all those years ago. Filmmaker Christopher Everett explores this crucial historical moment in his new documentary, Wilmington on Fire, and Deborah sits down with him to learn more about why he wanted to tell this story.

    • 26 min

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