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Air Date: Mon, Jun 15, 2020 9:00 PM
After a week of violence, grief and horror, with five police officers shot dead in Dallas, and two African American men shot dead by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana, this news special will dig deep to explore the roots of these events, competing accounts of responsibility and justice, and televise the conversation that […]
Air Date: Sat, Jun 13, 2020 9:00 PM
This is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 10:00 PM
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, which examines the lives of Black girls in America. Across the country, black girls lives are misunderstood, highly judged – by teachers, administrators, and the justice system – and devalued by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.
Air Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 7:00 PM
At the Desert Botanical Garden, Samantha and traveler Jack Maxwell take in the stunning beauty of wildflowers and blooming cactus as they walk the Sonoran Desert trails. They then hit up the popular Breadfruit & Rum Bar, who serve up unique Jamaican dishes and carefully concocted rum cocktails.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 8:00 PM
Join Vivian at a dinner honoring pioneering chef Edna Lewis. Vivian gives porridge the royal treatment and learns about African American contributions to Southern cuisine.
Air Date: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 10:30 PM
A man creates an archive of black excellence and fights for its permanence in “Give.” A family’s audiovisual legacy, identities, and record are revisited in Into “My Life.” Two short docs explore the history and memory of African-American communities.
Air Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 8:00 PM
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.
Air Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 10:00 PM
Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2019 8:30 PM
Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with her greatest hits from television appearances spanning the 1960s-2000s, many of which have never been seen in the U.S.
Air Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 9:00 PM
Following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves from Fisk University traveled throughout the United States and Europe bringing the power of spirituals and religious anthems to new audiences.
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