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Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

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Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

    Mary-Frances Winters (Ep. 13, 2021)

    Mary-Frances Winters (Ep. 13, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the physical and psychological toll on African Americans’ daily lives as a result of systemic racism with Mary-Frances Winters, founder and president of The Winters Group, Inc. and author of Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit.

    • 29 min
    Tamara Payne (Ep. 12, 2021)

    Tamara Payne (Ep. 12, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. examines the continuing impact of the Malcolm X’s legacy on American history with Tamara Payne, co-author, with her father, Les Payne, of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, a deeply nuanced portrait of the man, his mission, and his […]

    • 29 min
    Larry “Lak” Henderson and Capone (Ep. 10, 2021)

    Larry “Lak” Henderson and Capone (Ep. 10, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Larry “Lak” Henderson, known as The Hip Hop Educator and founder and CEO of Smart Music Entertainment, along with legendary rapper Capone, who have recently collaborated on a new brand called SmartThug, which uses hip hop as an educational tool.

    • 29 min
    Bishop Wayne T. Jackson (Ep. 9, 2021)

    Bishop Wayne T. Jackson (Ep. 9, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, co-founder and CEO of The Impact Network, the world’s largest independent African American faith-based television network, as the network celebrates ten years of programming for African American and multicultural audiences.

    • 29 min
    Tyrone McKinley Freeman (Ep. 8, 2021)

    Tyrone McKinley Freeman (Ep. 8, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, whose book, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow examines African American women’s history of charitable giving […]

    • 29 min
    Tomeka Lynch Purcell (Ep. 7, 2021)

    Tomeka Lynch Purcell (Ep. 7, 2021)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Tomeka Lynch Purcell about her efforts to show young people how to achieve personal and professional financial goals. Purcell is an educator, entrepreneur, financial coach and author of Morgan Saves For College and Why Pay Cash? Credit Is Better.

    • 29 min

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