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Bring It On! – December 16, 2013

Bev Smith and Cornelius Wright joined Dr. Roderick Paige. PART ONE On January 21, 2001, the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Roderick Paige as the 7th U.S. Secretary of Education. For Dr. Paige, the son of a principal and a librarian in public schools, that day was the crowning achievement of a long career in education. Born in 1933 in …

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Bring It On! – December 9, 2013

Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright joined Frank Motley of the IU Maurer School of Law and BIO contributor Liz Mitchell PART ONE Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013. Though not a total surprise, the world was nevertheless saddened to learn of the recent passing of this legendary and iconic South African anti-apartheid leader …

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Bring It On! – November 25, 2013

Bev Smith, William Hosea, Eric Love, Beverly Calender-Anderson, and Clarence Boone discuss what they are thankful for in a special Thanksgiving Episode. PART ONE It’s Thanksgiving week, and before we get too captivated with all the Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day sales, football games, and before we stuff ourselves with turkey and all the trimmings, Bring It On! wanted to …

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Bring It On! – November 18, 2013

Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Dellsie Boddie, executive director of Cry of the Children Incorporated. PART ONE Cry of the Children Incorporated was founded in 1995 in Bloomington. It was created to empower children and teens on their journey of being participants in positive activities and to be positively accepted in their school environment. In collaboration with local community …

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Bring It On! – November 11, 2013

Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome Morgan Newman, her mother Sharlene and Bethel AME Church Pastor Dennis Laffoon PART ONE When Morgan Newman saw a preview of the CNN Freedom Project, a series of documentaries on modern-day slavery, one part of the story stood out. The documentary featured Free the Girls, a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors …

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Bring It On! – October 28, 2013

Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Patrick Smith, executive director of the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and Kim Morris-Newson, associate director of the Office of Community and School Partnerships. PART ONE A middle and high school student empowerment symposium will be hosted on Friday, November 8th at Indiana University.  This is in partnership with IU’s Offices of …

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Bring It On! – October 21, 2013

Bev Smith and Cornelius Wright welcome Vincent Isom, director of the Atkins LLC; and students Shanika Daniels, Christina Slaughter and Marlon Williams. PART ONE A group of Indiana University students, with the Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center, have been studying African-American’s buried in Southern Indiana cemeteries. The bulk of their research has centered upon the black settlers who lived …

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Bring It On! – October 14, 2013

William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Vernon Williams, senior vice president for Communications with Indiana Black Expo and Charla Booth from Word of Mouth Productions. PART ONE This past weekend, Indianapolis hosted yet another successful Circle City Classic Weekend. One of the key organizers is Vernon Williams, senior vice president for Communications with Indiana Black Expo. Vernon stops by to …

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Bring It On! – October 7, 2013

On a special Fall Pledge Drive episode, William Hosea and Bev Smith replay our February interview with Ms. Nancy Streets-Lyons PART ONE The Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Club will be hosting a reunion on the weekend of October 18 through the 20th. One of the keynote speakers during the weekend is Nancy Streets-Lyons, the first women of color who was …

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Bring It On! – September 30, 2013

William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome William Vance and Lou Robinson of the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP PART ONE The Monroe County Branch of the NAACP will host its 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, October 19 be at Terry’s Banquet Center and Catering in Bloomington, IN. This year’s theme is “We Shall Not be Moved” which …

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