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Fight the Power: Under Siege

“The hip hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to.”

By Christina Zeiders

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Discover the factors that led to the birth of hip hop and how it has evolved since its first hit in 1982.

By Christina Zeiders

American Masters: Roberta Flack

Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and her triumphs over racism and sexism.

By Christina Zeiders

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Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space

She interviewed one of the last known survivors of the slave ship Clotilda, collected African folklore, and studied “hoodoo.”

By Christina Zeiders

Becoming Frederick Douglass is a Story of Transformation

Frederick Douglass went on to become many things – abolitionist, autobiographer, essayist, diplomat, orator, political theorist, editor, publisher and social reformer.

By Christina Zeiders

Harrisburg artist designs ‘The Woman King’ movie poster and gains global attention

A Harrisburg native and Middletown area school district graduate, Dionn Renee, was chosen by Sony Pictures Entertainment to be the selected creator of The Woman King’s movie poster. 

By Aniya Faulcon

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

“African Americans have created a dynamic community and culture that flourished beyond the color line. Making Black America celebrates the places and institutions that were built by and for Black people with hope, love, and sustained by joy.”

By Christina Zeiders

What are the barriers that black women face with breastfeeding and how can they overcome them?

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week , which took place Thursday through today, Charlotte Dorsey, Community Progress Council’s Women, Infants, and Children Education Manager joined us on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the barriers and benefits of breastfeeding.

By Aniya Faulcon

Finding Fellowship

In a world that can seem irreconcilably divided, “Finding Fellowship” shows proof of solidarity and hope.

By Christina Zeiders