Dr. Maya Angelou

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

Dr. Maya Angelou On May 28th, 2014 the world lost a true American hero, Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou inspired thousands of lives through her poems, books, music, movies, and lectures. Although she may no longer be with us, her work and her legacy will continue to inspire others to fulfill their greatest potential and [...]

Byron Hurt

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2017-10-27T01:06:56+00:00

Byron Hurt Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT. Since 1993, he has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender, race, sex, [...]

Tom Perrotta

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2017-08-20T14:43:51+00:00

Tom Perrotta Curious about what it’s like to be an acclaimed author with Hollywood knocking on your door? Want to hear what really happened to your favorite movie before it hits theatres? Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated [...]

Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.

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2017-08-12T18:28:59+00:00

Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. Presents "Nonviolence in a Time of Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today" An original Freedom Rider. This is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever, seen through the eyes of a 20 year old college student, Bernard Lafayette. From May until November, more than [...]

Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, FDNY

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2017-08-12T18:31:28+00:00

Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, FDNY On the morning of September 11th, 2001, the day began no differently than any other for Ladder Co. 6 in the Chinatown section of New York City, Then at 8:48 A.M., the first of two planes crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Ladder Co. 6 arrived [...]

Stephanie Covington Armstrong

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2017-10-10T20:55:03+00:00

Stephanie Covington Armstrong Stephanie Covington Armstrong is a playwright and screenwriter. Her memoir, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, vividly describes her struggle as a black women with bulimia. Her battle with an eating disorder takes a unique perspective as this disease is consistently portrayed as a white women's problem. This insightful and [...]