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NEW Black Issues Forum Specials
UNC-TV presents two Black Issues Forum specials dedicated to the 2018 election. Hosted by Deborah Holt Noel, What Matters in Election 2018 and Battleground Election: A Black Issues Forum Special.

What Matters in Election 2018
Community leaders discuss issues relevant to all North Carolinians, with a special focus on our state's underheard communities.

Battleground Election
Panelists engage in a town hall-style discussion about such issues as job creation, health care, equal pay/living wage equity, elections and voting.

Available to stream online anytime. Watch now!
Deborah Holt Noel, host and producer, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina's Black Issues Forum
Sundays, at 11:30 AM
Encores Mondays, at 5 PM

Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussing such topics as politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology and public policy.

Contact Black Issues Forum:
c/o UNC-TV
10 UNC-TV Drive, PO Box 14900
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4900
Black Issues Forum Special Presentation
Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy & Leadership

Premiered Monday, February 19, at 9 PM on UNC-TV

Black Issues Forum takes an in-depth look at how North Carolina’s HBCUs have shaped the economic and social landscape of the state. Inspired by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities, HBCUs Legacy & Leadership: A Black Issues Forum Special Presentation continues the film’s conversation with a focus on the significant history and impact of North Carolina’s HBCUs.

Deborah Holt Noel leads this discussion with a distinguished roundtable of NC HBCU leaders and a live audience.

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Roundtable guests include:
  • Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, chancellor, North Carolina Central University
  • Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor, Fayetteville State University
  • Dr. Dorothy Browne, provost of Bennett College
  • Dr. Paulette Dillard, president (interim), Shaw University
  • Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., president, Livingstone College
  • Dr. Elwood L. Robinson, chancellor, Winston-Salem State University
  • Dr. Everett B. Ward, president, Saint Augustine's University
Participating audience members include:
  • Andrea Harris, chair, HBCU Roundtables of North Carolina
  • Dr. Jim Johnson, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; director, Urban Investment Strategies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Larry Hall, NC Secretary of Veteran Affairs; former NC State House member; NCCU MA and Johnson C. Smith alumnus
  • Pamela Oxendine, parent and community leader; sent three children to HBCUs; NCCU MPA and Shaw Alumna
  • Kalvin Wall, Divine 9 member; Financial Secretary for the National Alumni Association at Shaw University; member of the HBCU Leadership Roundtable
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