Asha Rangappa

2018-09-05T15:47:01+00:00

Asha Rangappa Former FBI Special Agent, Senior Lecturer at Yale University, and a CNN Contributor as a Legal and National Security Analyst Asha Rangappa Presents "Bonding, Bridging, & Social Media: Preserving Democracy in the (Dis)information Age" ABOUT THE PROGRAM The 2016 presidential election highlighted the ability of Russian intelligence to exploit social media to target [...]

Osita Nwanevu

2018-03-26T16:05:59+00:00

Osita Nwanevu Political Staff Writer for SLATE Magazine Osita Nwanevu Presents "Speaking Freely: Straight Talk About Political Correctness on Campus" Yale. Middlebury. Evergreen. For years, the media has brought us stories about unrest and political correctness run amok on America's college campuses. But is there more to the story? What can historical context and data [...]

Dante Barry

2017-11-15T04:30:24+00:00

Dante Barry Presents “Black Activism and Human Rights Responders: The Change is Within You” On February 26, 2012, unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in Stanford, Florida simply because he “looked suspicious.” Million Hoodies Movement for Justice formed in response to the media’s failure to adequately report on [...]

George Silano

2017-10-27T00:10:09+00:00

George Silano A Film Lost and Forgotten... UNTIL NOW. In December of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opened his home for the first and only time to television host, Arnold Michaelis, legendary interviewer, who spent four days recording Dr. King and his wife, Coretta, in a uniquely intimate setting, revealing these historic figures' most [...]

Ed Gordon

2017-09-14T02:07:24+00:00

Ed Gordon Hard hitting, inspiring, intelligent, honest, and direct: these are some of the words used to describe the style and approach of Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ed Gordon.Known for his stellar interaction with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. Gordon is host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated one-on-one program Conversations [...]

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

2017-08-20T14:22:03+00:00

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill He is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLADD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill has held positions at Columbia University an Morehouse [...]

Selenis Levya

2017-08-20T14:09:20+00:00

Selenis Levya Selenis Leyva is one of the breakout stars of NETFLIX’s hit series Orange Is The New Black, which won the 2015 coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Leyva reprises her role as series regular and fan favorite Gloria Mendoza in Season 4 of OITNB and also [...]

Kathleen Neal Cleaver

2017-06-04T12:29:59+00:00

Kathleen Neal Cleaver Kathleen Neal Cleaver has spent her life participating in the human rights struggle. She started alongside her parents in the 1950’s civil rights protests in Alabama. By 1966, Kathleen Neal dropped out of Barnard College in New York to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) where she served in its Campus [...]

Cynthia Bond

2015-05-04T00:35:58+00:00

Cynthia Bond Cynthia Bond is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel RUBY was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. RUBY was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. RUBY'S experiences of abuse, violence and prostitution are inspired by Bond's East Texas childhood and [...]

Jussie Smollett

2015-05-04T00:33:03+00:00

Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett stars as the talented son Jamal Lyon in FOX's music industry award-winning show EMPIRE, from producer / director Lee Daniels. His role allows him to blend both his acting and musical skills in the high-octane fueled drama. Smollett recently confirmed in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres that he was gay, [...]