A beloved North Carolina Institution carries a heavy burden. Deborah Holt Noel talks to Bennett President Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins about the #StandWithBennett campaign.
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.
A Conversation with Jesse Jackson Jr.
Deborah Holt-Noel hosts an exclusive conversation with former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Topics include HBCUs, public service and politics. Mr. Jackson's appearance is part of Shaw's celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
- 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
- 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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