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IBA profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America.

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Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. (Ep. 26, 2020)

May 31st, 2020

29:32

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr., Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and author of Brothers …

Dr. Albert D. Chester (Ep. 25, 2020)

May 25th, 2020

29:35

This week on In Black America, producer and host presents a conversation from 2019 with Dr. Albert D. Chester, owner of New Town Pharmacy and founder and director of Capstone Institute, both located in Jacksonville, …

Selena Sage (Ep. 24, 2020)

May 17th, 2020

29:36

This week on  In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr.  presents a conversation with Selena Sage, inspirational speaker, owner of ZenTao Books publishing, and author of Get Free: 7 Simple Steps to Free …

A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 23, 2020)

May 13th, 2020

29:38

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to his old “marble-shooting’ buddy”, the late Ron Banks. He …

Corey Minor Smith (Ep. 22, 2020)

May 3rd, 2020

29:31

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Corey Minor Smith, attorney, singer, transformational speaker, , and author of #Driven. She was previously an At …

Robert Townsend (Ep. 21, 2020)

April 26th, 2020

29:36

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with actor, film director/producer and writer Robert Townsend about his challenges and successes over three decades in the entertainment industry, …

Dr. Laura W. Cheever (Ep. 20, 2020)

April 19th, 2020

30:05

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Laura W. Cheever, MD., Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, …

The 15th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards (Ep. 19, 2020)

April 12th, 2020

29:27

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights of the 15th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards held during Super Bowl LIV week, featuring speakers Roger …

HBCUs and Football (Ep. 18, 2020)

April 6th, 2020

29:28

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion on the legacy and impact of Black college football and its …

Dr. Derrick E. White (Ep. 17, 2020)

March 29th, 2020

29:33

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of the rich history of Black college football and its …

Sean Durant and Regina A. Mason (Ep. 16, 2020)

March 22nd, 2020

29:33

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Sean Durant, producer and director of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes, and Regina A. Mason, author of

Regina Mason and Sean Durant (Ep. 15, 2020)

March 15th, 2020

29:34

On this edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Regina A. Mason, author of The Life of William Grimes, The Runaway Slave, and Sean Durant, producer and director of

Juan Pablo Segura (Ep. 14, 2020)

March 8th, 2020

28:59

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the high rates of maternal mortality among African American women with Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder of Washington, DC.-based …

Richard Cahan (Ep. 13, 2020)

March 5th, 2020

28:59

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the career of legendary photographer Ernest C. Withers with Richard …

The Late George Curry (Ep. 12, 2020)

February 23rd, 2020

29:34

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with the late George E. Curry, formerly Editor-in-Chief of Emerge Magazine. Curry was a staunch champion of the Black Press …

Spencer Haywood (Ep. 11, 2020)

February 16th, 2020

29:35

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2015 interview with ground-breaking and record-setting NBA legend Spencer Haywood. Haywood was inducted into The Naismith Memorial …

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2020)

February 9th, 2020

29:38

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1983 interview with the legendary singer, dancer, actress and Civil Rights activist, who died in 2010 after a film, television …

Dr. Timothy M. George, MD. (Ep. 9, 2020)

February 2nd, 2020

29:28

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview recorded in 2013 with the late Dr. Timothy M. George, who passed away in November 2019. Dr. George had been Medical Director of …

Dr. Monique W. Morris (Ep. 8, 2020)

January 26th, 2020

30:17

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Monique W. Morris, social justice scholar, author o f Sing a …

Mitch Landrieu (Ep. 7, 2020)

January 19th, 2020

29:40

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Mitch Landrieu, best selling author, speaker and attorney who was Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. He discusses a report on race …

Remembering The Late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2020)

January 12th, 2020

29:46

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Jr, on the 90th anniversary of his birth, featuring Dr. King, and the Honorable Andrew Young and …

The Black News Channel (Ep. 5, 2020)

January 5th, 2020

29:40

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the introduction of the new Black News Channel with Gary Wordlaw, Vice President of News and Programming. Also featured is former Congressman …

Cheryl Grace (Ep. 4, 2020)

December 29th, 2019

29:34

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, and co-creator of the 2019 Diverse …

Glen Crawley (Ep. 3, 2020)

December 22nd, 2019

29:31

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Glen Crawley, co-owner, with Kenny Garth, of ATX Hello Tours, a rare African American-owned helicopter tour service, located in Pflugerville, …

Dr. Glenda Glover

December 15th, 2019

29:58

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Glenda Glover, President of Tennessee State University and …

Dr. Idopise Umana

December 8th, 2019

29:28

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Idopise Umana, a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in managing patients with acute and chronic illnesses and …

Sherri Shepherd (Ep. 52, 2019)

December 1st, 2019

29:40

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Sherri Shepherd, actress, comedian, author, game show host and television personality best known for her work as a co-host on the …

Charles Whitaker (Ep. 51, 2019)

November 24th, 2019

29:38

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Charles Whitaker , journalist and newly appointed Dean of the Medill …

Dr. Aldon D. Morris, pt. 2 (Ep. 50, 2019)

November 17th, 2019

29:41

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents the conclusion of a conversation with Dr. Aldon D. Morris, the Leon …

Dr. Aldon D. Morris, pt. 1 (Ep. 49, 2019)

November 10th, 2019

29:44

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Aldon D. Morris, the Leon Forrest professor of …

Jasmine Allen (Ep. 48, 2019)

November 6th, 2019

29:32

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Jasmine Allen, owner and Director of Events at Destination Birmingham, an event and meeting liaison agency specializing in event …

Cory Minor-Smith (Ep. 47, 2019)

October 27th, 2019

29:38

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Corey Minor Smith, attorney, transformational speaker, former Canton, Ohio at-large city council member, and author of #Driven, which …

Jarrett Bell, pt. 2 (Ep. 46, 2019)

October 20th, 2019

29:43

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Jarrett Bell, a veteran NFL columnist with USA …

Jarrett Bell, pt. 1 (Ep. 45, 2019)

October 13th, 2019

29:39

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Jarrett Bell, an NFL columnist with USA Today …

Robert Townsend (Ep. 44, 2019)

October 6th, 2019

29:42

This week on In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Robert Townsend, actor, film director and producer, writer, and former cable network programming executive with more than three decades in the entertainment …

The Honorable Andrew Young (Ep. 43, 2019)

September 29th, 2019

29:36

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with the Honorable Andrew Young, Civil Rights legend, former UN Ambassador, Congressman, and Mayor of Atlanta.  Young was a participant in The …

Duke Fakir and Mary Wilson (Ep. 42, 2019)

September 22nd, 2019

29:39

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Motown legends Abdul “Duke” Fakir, a founding member of The Four Tops, …

Claudette A. Robinson (Ep. 41, 2019)

September 16th, 2019

29:22

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Claudette A. Robinson, a founding member of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and a recent participant in The Summit On Race In America, …

Vanessa Wyche (Ep. 40, 2019)

September 8th, 2019

29:40

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  She is the first African American deputy director at …

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. (Ep. 39, 2019)

September 1st, 2019

29:42

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents excerpts from an address at this year’s Summit On Race In America: Liberty And Justice For All by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., civil rights icon, …

March On Washington 56th Anniversary (Ep. 38, 2019)

August 25th, 2019

29:32

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights from the 20th Anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March On Washington, featuring Dr. Maya Angelou, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the …

Dr. Patrice A. Harris (Ep. 37, 2019)

August 21st, 2019

29:42

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a 2018 interview with Dr. Patrice A. Harris, MD, a psychiatrist and president of the American Medical Association. She’ll serve for a year …

Mike Haynes (Ep. 36, 2019)

August 11th, 2019

29:40

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes, about his 14 year NFL career, his cancer …

Leon Robinson (Ep. 35, 2019)

August 4th, 2019

29:35

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin and Little Richard, and as …

Judge Damon Keith with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 34, 2019)

July 28th, 2019

29:22

This week on In Black America, producer and host Joh L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, with Peter J. Hammer, Wayne State University Law professor and author of Crusader for …

Joel G. Baker (Ep. 33, 2019)

July 21st, 2019

29:36

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Austin, Texas Fire Chief Joel G. Baker, Austin’s first African American Fire Department Chief, whose career includes more than 30 years …

Selena Sage (Ep. 32, 2019)

July 14th, 2019

29:40

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Selena Sage, inspirational speaker, owner of Zen Tao Books and author of Get Free: Seven Simple Steps to Free Your Mind and Live …

Valerie Jarrett (Ep. 31, 2019)

July 7th, 2019

29:32

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, moderated by Brittany Packett this past …

The Summit on Race in America, pt. 2 (Ep. 30, 2019)

June 30th, 2019

29:40

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and …

The Summit on Race in America, pt. 1 (Ep. 29, 2019)

June 23rd, 2019

29:40

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and …

Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young (Ep. 28, 2019)

June 16th, 2019

29:33

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association …

Dr. Linda Burke (Ep. 27, 2019)

June 9th, 2019

29:40

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Linda Burke, a board-certified OB/GYN and author of The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid …

Dr. Lorraine E. Branham (Ep. 26, 2019)

June 2nd, 2019

29:33

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents and interview recorded in 2005 with the late Dr. Lorraine E. Branham, Dean and Professor of Journalism at Syracuse University’s …

Alicia Olatuja (Ep. 25, 2019)

May 26th, 2019

29:38

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with vocalist, composer and arranger Alicia Olatuja, who combines elements of Classical, Jazz, Blues and R&B in her latest …

The Bart Starr Awards, pt. 2 (Ep. 24, 2019)

May 19th, 2019

29:36

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Bart Starr Awards, held during Super Bowl week, featuring remarks by legendary NFL Coaches and Super Bowl winners …

The Bart Starr Awards, pt. 1 (Ep. 23, 2019)

May 12th, 2019

29:33

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Bart Starr Awards, held during Super Bowl week, honoring Calais Campbell, the 2019 recipient of the Athletes in …

A Tribute To Ron Banks (Ep. 22, 2019)

May 5th, 2019

29:21

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation recorded in 2008 with the late Ron Banks, founder of the long-running Detroit R&B vocal group The Dramatics. Ron …

Ben Tankard (Ep. 21, 2019)

April 28th, 2019

29:26

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Ben Tankard, minister, motivational speaker, best-selling author, Reality TV Dad, and Gospel and Jazz musician from Daytona Beach, Florida.

14th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 2 (Ep. 20, 2019)

April 21st, 2019

29:26

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Fritz Pollard Awards, featuring NFL …

14th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 1 (Ep. 19, 2019)

April 14th, 2019

29:26

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Fritz Pollard Awards, held during …

Dr. Garth Graham (Ep. 18, 2019)

April 7th, 2019

29:30

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Garth Graham, cardiologist, former Deputy Assistant Secretary in …

Dr. Robert F. Jefferson (Ep. 17, 2019)

April 1st, 2019

29:35

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and author of Brothers in Valor: Battlefield …

Kimmie Horne (Ep. 16, 2019)

March 24th, 2019

29:34

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Kimmie Horne, international Jazz vocalist and recording artist, actress, spokesperson and model.  Ms. Horne is the founder of …

Dr. Sheila Brooks (Ep. 15, 2019)

March 17th, 2019

29:34

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Dr. Sheila Brooks, founder, president ant CEO of SRB Communications, LLC, based in Washington, DC.  Dr. Brooks …

Dr. Derrick R. Brooms (Ep. 14, 2019)

March 10th, 2019

29:40

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the educational experiences of African American men in …

Nathan Araya (Ep. 13, 2019)

March 3rd, 2019

29:47

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Nathan Araya, African Movie Academy Award – nominated documentary filmmaker, community leader and public speaker whose current project is the …

Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 1 (Ep. 11, 2019)

February 17th, 2019

29:39

On this week’s In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The …

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2019)

February 10th, 2019

29:36

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 1983 with the late Lena Horne, the legendary singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist whose career in film, …

Bernard Shaw (Ep. 9, 2019)

February 3rd, 2019

29:34

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1985 interview with retired television journalist Bernard Shaw, examining his distinguished career in broadcasting. Shaw was a correspondent …

A Tribute to the Late Alex Haley (Ep. 8, 2019)

January 28th, 2019

29:30

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, the acclaimed writer best …

Benjamin Crump (Ep. 7, 2019)

January 20th, 2019

29:41

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Benjamin Crump, an award-winning Civil Rights attorney and …

The Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2019)

January 19th, 2019

29:41

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 90th anniversary of his birth, featuring addresses by his widow, …

Michael Gibson (Ep. 5, 2019)

January 9th, 2019

29:43

On this week’s program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Gibson, co-founder and Chairman of Clear View Group, LLC, an Austin, Texas – based African American investment firm that owns Ebony …

Trymaine Lee (Ep. 4, 2019)

December 30th, 2018

29:34

In Black America producer and host discusses social issues and the role of race, violence, politics and law enforcement in news coverage with …

Frank Washington, pt. 2 (Ep. 3, 2019)

December 23rd, 2018

29:41

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Frank Washington, aboutthatcar.com Managing Partner and Editor, about the history and future of the automobile industry, and the challenges brought …

Frank Washington, pt. 1 (Ep. 2, 2019)

December 16th, 2018

29:34

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation about the history and future of the automobile industry with Frank Washington, Managing Partner and Editor of About That Car-Dot-Com, a …

Carol Fulp (Ep. 1, 2019)

December 9th, 2018

29:30

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the importance of diversity and leadership development

with Carol Fulp, President …

Lance Scott Walker (Ep. 52, 2018)

December 2nd, 2018

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview with Lance Scott Walker, author of Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou Hip-Hop, which chronicles the emergence of Houston Hip-Hop and …

George T. “Mickey” Leland (Ep. 51, 2018)

November 25th, 2018

29:43

In Black America presents a 1981 conversation with the late George T. “Mickey” Leland, former U.S. Representative from the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas, and former Chairman of the House Hunger …

Robert C. Maynard (Ep. 50, 2018)

November 18th, 2018

29:54

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview recorded in 1985 with the late Robert C. Maynard, the charismatic, dynamic and …

Leon Robinson (Ep. 49, 2018)

November 11th, 2018

29:47

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin in The Temptations and Little Richard, as well as …

Deon L. Hogan (Ep. 48, 2018)

November 6th, 2018

29:43

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Deon L. Hogan,cancer survivor, former Michigan high school track record holder, …

Mahisha Dellinger (Ep. 47, 2018)

October 28th, 2018

29:33

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Mahisha Dellinger, author, reality TV host and Chief Executive Officer of Curls Beauty Brands, a leader in the natural hair care industry. Dellinger is …

Tawan Davis (Ep. 46, 2018)

October 21st, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Tawan Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the Steinbridge Group, a real estate company active in the urban single-family home market, …

Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson, Jr. (Ep. 45, 2018)

October 15th, 2018

29:27

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with actress Kelly Jenrette and actor, writer and producer Melvin Jackson, Jr., the first African American married couple to both be nominated for Emmy …

Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker (Ep. 44, 2018)

October 7th, 2018

29:35

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker the new International President of Zeta Phi Beta …

Dr. Albert D. Chester (Ep. 43, 2016)

October 2nd, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Albert D. Chester, owner of New Town Pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida and founder and program director of Capstone Institute, which prepares …

Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 2 (Ep, 42, 2018)

September 23rd, 2018

29:27

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court …

Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 1 (Ep. 41, 2018)

September 22nd, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court Judge, …

Dr. Patrice A. Harris (Ep. 40, 2018)

September 9th, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Patrice A. Harris, an Atlanta, Georgia psychiatrist and President-elect of the American Medical Association. Dr. Harris is the first African …

Dr. Christine Nix (Ep. 39, 2018)

September 2nd, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Christine Nix, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice at the University of Mary Hardin-Taylor, about her experience as the …

Dr. Brian Miles and Victor Murray (Ep. 38, 2018)

August 26th, 2018

31:50

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses High-Intensity Focused Unltrasound, a new prostate cancer treatment procedure, with …

Veronica Brown (Ep. 37, 2018)

August 19th, 2018

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Detroit-born singer Veronica Brown about her career as an award-winning Gospel …

Dr. Leonard N. Moore, PhD. (Ep. 36, 2018)

August 12th, 2018

29:33

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the importance of diversifying education with Dr. Leonard N. Moore, PhD., Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement and professor of History …

Howard Bryant (Ep. 35, 2018)

August 5th, 2018

29:27

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Howard Bryant, senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, sports correspondent for NPR Weekend Edition, and author of Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided …

John S. Chase (Ep. 34, 2018)

July 29th, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 interview with the late John S. Chase, about his experiences as a pioneering architecture student at the University of Texas and the first licensed …

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 33, 2018)

July 22nd, 2018

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, standup comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, about her early challenges and her …

Michael Hurd (Ep. 32, 2018)

July 15th, 2018

29:27

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Hurd, Director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and …

Dr. Mary Frances Berry, pt. 2 (Ep. 31, 2018)

July 8th, 2018

29:33

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Dr. Mary Frances Berry, historian, educator, civil rights advocate, and author of History Teaches Us To Resist: How Progressive …

Dr. Mary Frances Berry, pt. 1 (Ep. 30, 2018)

July 1st, 2018

29:35

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Mary Frances Berry, educator, civil rights advocate, and author of History Teaches Us To Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded In …

Benjamin Crump (Ep. 29, 2018)

June 24th, 2018

29:32

On this week’s program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Benjamin Crump, an nationally prominent Civil Rights attorney and advocate, representing clients in important and high-profile cases.In 2015, he …

Dr. Benjamin W. Nero, DMD (Ep. 28, 2018)

June 17th, 2018

29:26

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Dr. Benjamin W. Nero, DMD, author of That’s The Way It Was: A Memoir.  Dr. Nero discusses his ground-breaking academic and professional career, his …

Dr. Benjamin W. Nero, DMD (Ep. 27, 2018)

June 10th, 2018

29:38

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Benjamin W. Nero, DMD, author of That’s The Way It Was: A Memoir.  Dr. Nero discusses his ground-breaking academic and professional career, and how …

Mike Haynes (Ep. 26, 2018)

June 3rd, 2018

29:27

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Mike Haynes, Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback and prostate cancer survivor, about his 14-season NFL career, his battle with cancer, and …

The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 25, 2018)

May 27th, 2018

29:26

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with The Honorable Greg Mathis, former Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District Court, known as “the judge of second chances,” …

Joseph Rosenbloom, pt. 2 (Ep. 24, 2018)

May 20th, 2018

29:43

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King’s Last 31 Hours, about the local and national events and …

Joseph Rosenbloom, pt. 1 (Ep. 23, 2018)

May 13th, 2018

29:38

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King’s Last 31 Hours, about the events and circumstances that led to Dr. King’s …

Dr. Haile T. Debas (Ep. 22, 2018)

May 7th, 2018

29:38

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Haile T. Debas, MD., Director Emeritus of California Global Health Institute, about his distinguished career as a physician, …

Loren Walton (Ep. 21, 2018)

April 29th, 2018

29:38

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Loren Walton, a promising young classical ballet dancer from Austin, Texas, regarding his aspirations and his experience of …

Dr. Brittney Cooper, pt. 2 (Ep. 20, 2018)

April 22nd, 2018

29:38

On this week’s program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation about black feminism and race and gender issues with Dr. Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and …

Dr. Brittney Cooper, pt. 1 (Ep. 19, 2018)

April 15th, 2018

29:38

On this week’s program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation about black feminism with Dr. Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers …

Chris Montana (Ep. 18, 2018)

April 8th, 2018

29:27

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Chris Montana, owner and head distiller of Nu Nord Craft Spirits in …

The Activist Athlete (Ep. 17, 2018)

April 1st, 2018

29:28

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of race relations and sports with Jocelyn Benson, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality CEO, New York Jets quarterback Josh …

The Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 16, 2018)

March 25th, 2018

29:28

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 31st Annual Super Bowl Breakfast, with Baltimore Ravens tight end and 2018 Bart Starr Award recipient Benjamin Watson, along …

South Carolina Travel App (Ep. 15, 2018)

March 18th, 2018

29:28

This week, In Black America producer and host discusses the Green Book of South Carolina travel app with Strauss Moore Shiple, Project Director of …

Amy Hill Hearth (Ep. 14, 2018)

March 11th, 2018

29:38

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Amy Hill Hearth, journalist and author of Streetcar To Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won The Right To Ride In New York, about a 19th Century African …

Elijah C. Watson (Ep. 13, 2018)

March 4th, 2018

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the origins of the African American colloquialism “woke” with Elijah C. Watson, News …

Dr. Christine Nix (Ep. 12, 2018)

February 25th, 2018

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Christine Nix, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and the first African …

Dr. Daina Ramey Berry (Ep. 11, 2018)

February 18th, 2018

29:32

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the business of slavery in the South with Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor of History and African Diaspora Studies at The University …

Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson (Ep. 10, 2016)

February 11th, 2018

29:28

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, a Clinical Professor at Texas A&M University and author of a study examining the declining numbers of African …

A Tribute to Ruth Brown (Ep. 9, 2018)

February 4th, 2018

29:27

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 conversation with the late Ruth Brown, the legendary Rhythm and Blues singer, known as the Queen of R&B, who died in 2006.

A Tribute to Alex Haley (Ep. 8, 2018)

January 28th, 2018

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, who died in 1992. Haley was an acclaimed writer best known for Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and The …

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 7, 2018)

January 21st, 2018

29:32

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, stand-up comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, the story of her journey from an …

The Late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2018)

January 14th, 2018

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a remembrance of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 89th anniversary of his birth. The program features addresses and comments by Dr. King, …

Bishop T.D. Jakes (Ep. 5, 2018)

January 7th, 2018

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Bishop T. D. Jakes, Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, and author of Soar: Build Your Vision From The Ground Up.

Dr. Noliwe Rooks, pt. 2 (Ep. 4, 2018)

December 31st, 2017

29:27

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr concludes a conversation with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Director of American Studies and Associate …

Dr. Noliwe Rooks, pt. 1 (Ep. 3, 2018)

December 24th, 2017

29:35

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr speaks with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End …

Michael Hurd (Ep. 2, 2018)

December 18th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Hurd, Director of the Texas Institute For The Preservation of History and …

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 1, 2018)

December 10th, 2017

28:59

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 interview with the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, one of the most revered couples of the American stage and films, on the 100th anniversary of …

The Late Dick Gregory, part 2 (Ep. 52, 2017)

December 5th, 2017

29:36

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents the conclusion to an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, social critic, civil rights activist, author and wellness guru Dick Gregory, who passed …

The Late Dick Gregory, part 1 (Ep. 51, 2017)

November 26th, 2017

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, social critic, civil rights activist, author and wellness guru Dick Gregory, who passed away August, 19, …

Will Downing (Ep. 50, 2017)

November 20th, 2017

29:44

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with recording artist Will Downing, “The Prince of Sophisticated Soul,” about his …

Judge Robert L. Wilkins (Ep. 49, 2017)

November 15th, 2017

29:38

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for …

Tracy Randall (Ep. 48, 2017)

November 6th, 2017

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tracy Randall, PhD, entertainment attorney, Grammy-nominated Gospel recording artist, songwriter, producer and record label owner, and cancer …

Yvette M. Miley (Ep. 47, 2017)

October 29th, 2017

29:31

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Yvette M. Miley, Senior Vice President for MSNBC and NBC News and 2017 recipient of the Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from The National …

The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 46, 2017)

October 25th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Greg Mathis, former Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District Court and host of the long-running reality TV program “The Judge …

Phill Wilson (Ep. 45, 2017)

October 25th, 2017

29:26

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr speaks with Phill Wilson, prominent AIDS activist and President and CEO of The Black AIDS Institute, a think tank with a mission of educating and mobilizing the …

Jarrett Bell, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2017)

October 25th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson concludes his conversation with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and member of the Pro …

Jarrett Bell, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2017)

October 25th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and a member of the Pro Football Hall of …

Elva Diane Green, pt. 2 (Ep. 42, 2017)

September 24th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his interview with Elva Diane Green, author of Eddie Green: The Rise of an Early 1900;s Black American Entertainment Pioneer.  Ms. Green is the daughter …

Elva Diane Green, pt. 1 (Ep. 41, 2017)

September 17th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Elva Diane Green, daughter of Vaudeville performer, actor, singer and filmmaker, and author of Eddie Green: The Rise of an Early 1900’s …

Donnie Simpson (Ep. 40, 2017)

September 11th, 2017

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with veteran radio and television personality and Detroit native Donnie Simpson, about his illustrious career and ground-breaking work in high-profile radio …

Joe Madison (Ep. 39, 2017)

September 11th, 2017

29:38

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with  Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” about his career in broadcasting, politics, civil …

Judge Robert L. Wilkins (Ep. 38, 2017)

August 27th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …

Paul Porter (Ep. 37, 2017)

August 20th, 2017

29:29

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Motown Gospel recording artist Paul Porter, about his career in music as a solo …

Jeff Ballou (Ep. 36, 2017)

August 13th, 2017

29:49

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Jeff Ballou, News Editor at Al Jazeera Media Network and the 110th President of the National Press Club. He is also the first African American president …

The Late George T. “Mickey” Leland (Ep. 35, 2017)

August 6th, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1981 conversation with the late George T. “Mickey” Leland, former U.S. Representative from the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas and Chair of …

Dr. Charles S. Corprew III (Ep. 34, 2017)

August 1st, 2017

29:28

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Charles S. Cornrow III, a transformational consultant and speaker, and founder and …

The Detroit Riot of 1967 with Rochelle Riley (Ep. 33, 2017)

July 23rd, 2017

29:38

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Rochelle Riley, columnist at the Detroit Press, about the roots and causes of the Detroit Riot of 1967, …

Margot Lee Shetterly (Ep. 32, 2017)

July 18th, 2017

29:29

Producer and host John L. Hanson discusses the group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “Human Computers” with Margot Lee Sheerly, author of

Angela Shelf Medearis (Ep. 31, 2017)

July 9th, 2017

29:49

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Angela Shelf Medearis, founder and President of Diva Productions and Book Boosters Inc, and an award-winning children’s books and cookbook author, about her literary and …

Dr. Foye Ikyaator (Ep. 30, 2017)

July 4th, 2017

29:45

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Foye Ikyaator, Nigerian-born emergency room physician and founder and Medical Director of Life Savers ER in Houston, Texas, whose goal is to provide high quality, …

Moses Shepherd (Ep. 29, 2017)

June 25th, 2017

29:42

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Moses Shepherd, founder and CEO of Ace Petroleum, a Detroit-based national fuel …

Joyce F. King, pt. 2 (Ep. 28, 2017)

June 21st, 2017

29:30

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist and author of Exonerated: …

Joyce F. King, pt. 1 (Ep. 27, 2017)

June 11th, 2017

29:36

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist, and author of Exonerated: A Brief and …

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