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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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Joel G. Baker (Ep. 33, 2019)

July 21st, 2019

28:58

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

29:38

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

29:33

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

29:29

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

29:30

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

29:31

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

29:26

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

29:35

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

29:39

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

29:35

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

29:38

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

29:34

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

29:24

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

29:47

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

29:29

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

29:26

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

29:27

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

29:42

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

29:30

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

29:41

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

29:34

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

29:33

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

29:41

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

29:35

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

29:28

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

29:34

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

29:42

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

29:42

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

29:34

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

29:30

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

29:53

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

29:46

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

29:41

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

29:28

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

29:34

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

29:39

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

31:38

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

29:18

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:17

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

29:19

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

29:19

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

Merri Dee (Ep. 26, 2017)

June 4th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Merri Dee, award-winning broadcaster and author, celebrated motivational and …

The Honorable Michael Tubbs (Ep. 25, 2017)

May 28th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, California. A Stanford graduate and former Stockton city council member, Tubbs is at age 26 the first …

South Carolina Travel App (Ep. 24, 2017)

May 22nd, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Strauss Moore Shiple, Project Director with South Carolina’s Olde English …

South Carolina Travel App (Ep. 24, 2017)

May 21st, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses The Green Book of South Carolina, the first mobile web travel guide to African …

Dallas Black Dance Theater (Ep. 23, 2017)

May 15th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Ann M. Williams, founder and Artistic Advisor with the Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Zenetta Drew, Executive Director, about the …

Remembering Dr. William Charles Akins, pt. 1 (Ep. 22, 2017)

May 10th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2012 interview with the late Dr. Williams Charles Akins, the pioneering educator, …

Daddy King w/ Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., pt. 2 (Ep. 21, 2017)

April 30th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion of the King family history and its role in the Civil Rights Movement as …

Daddy King w/ Isaac Newton Farris (Ep. 20, 2017)

April 23rd, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the influence of Martin Luther King, Sr. (Daddy King), on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. former CEO of the King Center …

The 12th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 2 (Ep. 19, 2017)

April 16th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents public comments from Reggie McKenzie, Doug Williams, Anthony Lynn and Kevin Warren, at the 12th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran Salute to Excellence Awards at …

The 12th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 1 (Ep. 18, 2017)

April 9th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents interviews, addresses, and public comments from the 12th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran Salute to Excellence Awards at Super Bowl 51.

Dr. Harold Young (Ep. 17, 2017)

April 2nd, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Harold Young, assistant professor in the department of Political Science at …

The Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 16, 2017)

March 26th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 30th Super Bowl Breakfast, with 2017 Bart Starr Award recipient Matthew Slater, along with Jackie Slater, James Brown and Tony Dungy.

Jeff Ballou (Ep. 15, 2017)

March 19th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Jeff Ballou, News Editor at Al Jazeera Media Network’s English Language Channel, and the 110th President of the National Press Club, …

Meaghan “Meag” Taylor (Ep. 14, 2017)

March 13th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Meaghan “Meag” Taylor, on-air personality and Assistant Program Director with WTUG Radio in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and founder of Women In Radio.

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones (Ep. 13, 2017)

March 6th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, retired Judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and author of Answering The Call:  An Autobiography …

Four Who Have Made A Difference (Ep. 12, 2017)

February 26th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a second look at four notable Achievers who have made significant contributions to African American life: John Wooten, Michel Martin, Ron Kirk, and the …

Margot Lee Shetterly (Ep. 11, 2017)

February 19th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold …

A Tribute to Alex Haley (Ep. 10, 2017)

February 12th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, the acclaimed writer best known for Roots: …

J. Paul Montgomery (Ep. 9, 2017)

February 5th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with J. Paul Montgomery, author of Mama’s Black Child: A Veteran’s Memoir, a compelling …

Nelson George (Ep. 8, 2017)

January 29th, 2017

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of Don Cornelius and Soul Train with Nelson George, filmmaker, producer, …

Judge Robert L. Wilkins (Ep. 7, 2017)

January 22nd, 2017

29:17

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 …

Remembering The Late Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2017)

January 16th, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John. L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 88th anniversary of his birth, featuring Dr. Kin, the late Coretta Scott King, Andrew …

A Tribute to the late Ruth Brown (Ep. 5, 2017)

January 9th, 2017

29:17

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

A Tribute to the late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 4, 2017)

January 1st, 2017

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2004 interview with the late Dr. John Hope Franklin, a distinguished professor of legal history who helped prepare the case for Brown v. Board of …

Rance Allen (Ep. 3, 2017)

December 25th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with legendary Gospel recording artist Bishop Rance Allen, celebrating The Rance Allen Group’s 40th year in the Gospel music industry and the release of …

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, pt. 2 (Ep. 2, 2017)

December 18th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO of Huston …

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, pt. 1 (Ep. 1, 2017)

December 11th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO of Huston Tillotson University. She …

Joe Madison, pt. 2 (Ep. 52, 2016)

December 6th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” award-winning national talk show host on Sirius/XM Urban View Radio and former Executive Director of …

Joe Madison (Ep. 51, 2016)

November 28th, 2016

29:23

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” award-winning national talk show host on Sirius/XM Urban View Radio and former Executive Director of Detroit’s NAACP …

Ben Tankard, pt. 2 (Ep. 50, 2016)

November 21st, 2016

29:26

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Ben Tankard, author of The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams, …

Ben Tankard, pt. 1 (Ep. 49, 2016)

November 14th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Ben Tankard, pastor, pilot, motivational speaker, best-selling gospel-jazz …

Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly (Ep. 48, 2016)

November 6th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Texas at Austin, about her career as an advocate …

Taji Senior (Ep. 47, 2016)

October 31st, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Taji Senior, public relations executive with Girl Scouts of Central Texas, about …

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

October 24th, 2016

29:17

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 …

Dr. Rudy Jackson, pt. 2 (Ep. 45, 2016)

October 16th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation about college preparedness with Dr. Rudy Jackson, Jr., PhD. Dr. …

Dr. Rudy Jackson, pt. 1 (Ep. 44, 2016)

October 9th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation about college preparedness and admissions with Dr. Rudy Jackson, Jr., …

The Late George E. Curry (Ep. 43, 2016)

October 2nd, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents interviews with the late George E. Curry, recorded in 2001 and 2003. An author and …

Candi Staton (Ep. 42, 2016)

September 26th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. welcomes legendary R&B, Soul and Gospel recording artist Candi Staton to the program, …

Dr. Stephen G. Peters (Ep. 41, 2016)

September 18th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Stephen G. Peters, teacher, principal, superintendent, educational consultant, …

Lisa Nichols (Ep. 39, 2016)

September 16th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Lisa Nichols, founder and CEO of Motivating The Masses, Inc., and author of …

Shante Bacon (Ep. 40, 2016)

September 11th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Shante Bacon, founder and CEO of One-Thirty-Fifth Street Agency, a strategic communications and experiential marketing firm that specializes in …

Keith Corson (Ep. 38, 2016)

August 29th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the history of Hollywood films targeting African American audiences with Keith …

Kenny Braswell (Ep. 37, 2016)

August 22nd, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Kenny Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated and author of Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside. Mr. Braswell is also Director of The National …

William F. “Bill” Williams (Ep. 36, 2016)

August 14th, 2016

29:17

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1996 conversation with the late William F. “Bill” Williams, confounder of Glory Foods, Inc., a prominent distributor of Southern-style food products …

Dr. Aldon Morris (Ep. 35, 2016)

August 7th, 2016

29:19

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Dr. Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and …

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