In Case You Missed It: bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry Discussion

Great discussion between two very intelligent women of our day who are pushing the needle in political discourse

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While this discussion happened back in Nov. 2013, if you missed it, it is definitely worth spending time watching this discussion between these two amazing women.

As the Huffington Post wrote:

What transpired was an exchange of pure brilliance, raw honesty, and smart analysis around a topic not discussed often enough — the plight and experiences of black women.

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Reginald Hudlin – Filmmaker to Broadcasting Executive

Reginald Hudlin

In 1983, Reginald Hudlin received his B.A. degree from Harvard University where his senior thesis project was the first version of the film, House Party. Hudlin was supported as an artist-in-residence by the Illinois Arts Council from 1984 to 1985.

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Earl Graves, Sr. – Extraordinary Entrepreneur


After receiving a B.A. in economics from Morgan State University Earl Graves, Sr. served two years in the Army, followed by a three year stint as Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s administrative assistant. After Kennedy’s assassination Graves entered the business arena, where he was to realize unprecedented success.

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Cathy Hughes – A Rags to Riches Story

Founder of Radio One, TV One, and Interactive One

Cathy Hughes – Founder of Radio One, TV One, and Interactive One

Beginning her career in radio in 1969, Cathy Hughes’ first position was with KOWH, a black radio station in Omaha. Her successes there prompted the Howard University School of Communications to offer her a position as a lecturer and as Assistant to the Dean of Communications.

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Susan Taylor – From Cosmetics to Publishing


In her early twenties, young entrepreneur Susan Taylor started Nequai Cosmetics, one of the first companies to create beauty products for African American women. Although her product line was well received in African American communities and in the Caribbean, Taylor was interested in expanding her career. She heard that Essence Magazine, a fledgling publication catering to African American women, was looking for a beauty editor.

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Jim Tilman – Aviation and Journalism Trailblazer

ImageJim Tilmon served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers for eight years, earning the rank of captain. His interest in flying carried him from the U.S. Army to American Airlines in 1965, where he became the airline’s third African American commercial pilot and the country’s fifth. Tilmon spent twenty-nine years with American Airlines before retiring; his talent earned him the Captain’s Chair Award from American Airlines; inspired United Airlines to grant him the title of honorary captain; and compelled the FAA to name an aviator’s navigation point after him.

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