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Every week, join host Deborah Holt Noel as she welcomes thought leaders, policy influencers, and journalists for diverse conversations that inform and engage viewers on the issues impacting North Carolina’s Black communities today.
Black Issues Forum airs Fridays, 7 PM, on PBS NC and streaming anytime on the PBS Video App.
Black inventors throughout history have navigated a difficult US patent system. At the end of the day, it's all about the benjamins. In this episode, Azie Dungey and Evelyn From The Internets discuss all the creative ways Black people have worked through their intellectual property and how it affects the United States as a whole today.
George Floyd's killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable. Premiered September 15, 2020.
On taking her seat in the US House of Representatives in 1992, where she served for five terms, Eva Clayton became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898.
Tryon, North Carolina is the birthplace of legendary songstress and High Priest of Soul Nina Simone. On June 19, 2018 the National Trust designated it a National Treasure, celebrating with tours of the home while local artists Yolanda Rabun, Mary D. Williams, Carly Jones, and others honored Ms. Simone through song. This feature from Black Issues Forum shares highlights from the event and background of Nina Simone.