In Black America Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.
In Black America

In Black America

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Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

Most Recent Episodes

Tim Todd (Ep. 51, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the history of African American-owned financial institutions with Tim Todd, Executive Writer and Historian with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and author of Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding Of America's First Black Banks.

Kirk Brown (Ep. 50, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Kirk Brown, founder of Melanin Meetups, a national think platform where young African American professionals come together to develop data-driven solutions to address social, economic and professional challenges facing the African American community.

Alexandra Warnier (Ep. 49, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Alexandra Warnier, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for American Honda, about the COVID-19-related challenges of managing the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, an academic competition that celebrates NBCU academic achievement.

Pastor Miles McPherson (Ep. 48, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Pastor Miles McPherson, former San Diego Chargers football player, author, motivational speaker, and pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, California.

Haile Thomas (Ep. 47, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Haile Thomas, an international speaker, wellness and compassion activist, content creator and author of Living Lively. Ms. Thomas is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and founder/CEO of the non-profit HAPPY.

Dr. E. James West (Ep 46, 2020)

On this week's In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses Ebony magazine's political, social and historical influence and importance with Dr. E. James West, author of Ebony Magazine And Lerone Bennett, Jr.: Popular Black History In Postwar America.

Shaundell Newsome (Ep. 45, 2020)

On this week's edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Shaundelle Robinson, United States Air Force and Operation Desert Storm veteran, and the founder and visionary behind Sumnu Marketing, a two-time Small Business Association Award winner.

John Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a tribute to the Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Robert Lewis, who represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District from 1987 until his death on July 17, 2020. The interview was recorded during Congressman Lewis's visit to the University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2020.

John R. Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2020)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia's 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, with an interview recorded in May, 2020.

John Lewis, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2020)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part One of a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia's 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, who passed away July 17, 2020.

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