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Here's Why Queer Voices In Fashion Matter

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.26.2015 | Style

The fashion industry is quick to embrace new trends, colors and styles. But when it comes to including diverse voices and physical representations, t...

'Springing' Into Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

It seems rather fitting that the birthday of the late Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) -- the renowned, award-winning creator and host of the creative children's television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- falls on the first day of Spring each year, March 20.

The Ridiculously Sweet Story Behind Mister Rogers' Cardigans

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.20.2015 | Style

Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor? Fred Rogers, the star of the classic PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," would'...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Lenny Kravitz

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

As someone constantly in the public eye, Kravitz decided during his world tour to turn his camera on the folks -- professionals and fans -- who turn their cameras on him. The result is a surreal exploration into what he sees from day to day.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With J. Cole on What Really Matters in Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

His latest and most personal project to date, entitled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a reflection on how a boy from North Carolina discovered his life's purpose. In this clip, J. Cole opens up about one particularly significant track on the album, "Love Yourz."

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Mayor Bill de Blasio on Income Inequality

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was elected in a landslide in 2013. The high cost of living has made life increasingly difficult for low-income residents of the Big Apple. To address this issue, Mayor de Blasio has set forth a sweeping anti-poverty agenda.

On the "A" w/Souleo: New PBS Doc Examines How One School is Beating The Odds

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Money is often considered at the root of issues impacting the nation's education challenges but for director, Garland McLaurin, more money alone won't...

You'll Miss Mister Rogers Even More When You Hear His Loving Message

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2015 | TV

Mister Rogers can still make us feel better. On the 12th anniversary of Fred Rogers' death Friday, the Fred Rogers Company posted a poignant video ...

My Conversation With Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Mike Epps. It was recently announced that Mike will play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Lee Daniels. In this clip Mike shares his thoughts on portraying such an iconic figure and gives us a small taste of what to expect from his performance.

My Conversation on Hip-Hop With Geraldo Rivera

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Rivera recently found himself in hot water after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities.​​ In this clip he explains his position but concedes that in describing Hip-Hop in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

The Curious George Dilemma

Susan Linn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Susan Linn

Your son may fuss at first, but if you're worried that he can't tear himself away or that he struggles a lot when it's time to stop, you can choose to significantly limit or eliminate his screen time until he's older.

My Conversation With Garrett Morris

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Garrett Morris, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. In the clip I ask Garrett which of his many memorable SNL characters is his all-time favorite.

Documentary Tells Story Of Trafficking Victims Forced To Bring Home "$40, No Less" And Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

Nashville may be known for its country music, but another scene is alive and well in the Tennessee capital: Sex trafficking. In a clip from "A Pat...

My Conversation With Eddie Redmayne

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by actor Eddie Redmayne, the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated star of the hit film The Theory of Everything, which portrays the story of real-life theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. In the clip, Eddie shares how his own outlook on life has changed after having interacted with Hawking and others impacted by ALS.

Remember Me: The Voice and The Neuroscientist's Mission to Cure Alzheimer's

Chris Mann | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Chris Mann

I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.

A Plague From Last Century Speaks Loudly in the Present

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

My grandmother, who lived well into her 90s, contracted tuberculosis as a young mother. She spent several lonely years in Saranac Lake, New York while...

Why I Made EARTH A New Wild

M. Sanjayan | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Planet Earth was a groundbreaking series, and I loved it because it opened all our eyes to the beauty and spectacle of our natural world. But it only told half the story.

Virtually Challenged

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I miss reading the LP covers and the CD booklets. It is not dissimilar to reading the newspaper online. I miss the overall experience of seeing the entire page and reading little things I might miss online.

Peek Inside the New PBS Series 'Earth: A New Wild' With Host M. Sanjayan

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Traditionally humans are considered to be the ultimate destroyers of the planet. However, EARTH: A New Wild, challenges this premise and illustrates how humans are essential to the earth's survival.

My Conversation About 'Ghettoside' With Jill Leovy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Tavis Smiley

On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book, Ghettoside, ​in which she argues that we need to direct national attention to black-on-black murders. In the clip I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.

My Conversation With Kevin Costner

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Kevin Costner. In the veteran actor's new project, Black or White, he plays a grandfather who finds himself in a custody battle over his biracial granddaughter. In this clip, Kevin describes the powerful reaction he had upon first reading the thought-provoking script.

In Helping Baby's First Teacher, 'A Path Appears'

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The 15 million U.S. children growing up in poverty are typically more than 18 months behind their better-off peers by the time they enter school. Many never catch up. So I'm very thankful that tonight at 10 p.m. the new PBS documentary series A Path Appears is showing that these children are not a lost cause.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Both IFJ and UNESCO have been quite active in promoting the topic and have published guidebooks on how journalists can protect themselves in various scenarios that spell trouble. It's the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

What Eva Longoria Learned in the Barrios of Cartagena

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

When New York Times journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn invited her to go to Cartagena, Colombia to film a documentary companion to their latest book, A Path Appears, she was ready.