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The Chavis Chronicles

Hosted by civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe.

Bill Bynum

27m 18s

Nearly 6 million households do not have checking or saving accounts. Over 50% of those unbanked households are minorities who historically have faced discriminatory banking practices. Dr. Chavis talks to Bill Bynum founder of Hope Credit Union a non-profit financial institution about how to help strengthen the financial health of people in under resourced communities.

Episodes

  • Bill Bynum: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bill Bynum

    S4 E426 - 27m 18s

    Nearly 6 million households do not have checking or saving accounts. Over 50% of those unbanked households are minorities who historically have faced discriminatory banking practices. Dr. Chavis talks to Bill Bynum founder of Hope Credit Union a non-profit financial institution about how to help strengthen the financial health of people in under resourced communities.

  • Richard Dunn and Ashley Myatt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Richard Dunn and Ashley Myatt

    S4 E425 - 25m 54s

    Dr. Chavis talks with the COO of The Atlanta Voice newspaper and CEO of the Muddy Water Group, Richard Dunn. Dunn discusses his successful career in artist management and his passion for mentoring youth. Dr. Chavis also sits down with Ashley Myatt crowned the 2023-2024 Miss Black America. Myatt discusses her role as a symbol of pride and dignity for young Black women.

  • Rawle Anderson Jr., Esq.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rawle Anderson Jr., Esq.

    S4 E424 - 26m 50s

    Dr. Chavis talks with executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA) Rawle Andrews Jr. Andrews discusses his leadership at APA, his strong involvement in the legal community, his pursuit of health equity and commitment to improving the Nation’s mental health.

  • John Hope Bryant: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John Hope Bryant

    S4 E423 - 26m 6s

    Dr. Chavis talks with the founder and CEO of Operation Hope, John Hope Bryant. Bryant discusses economic empowerment, financial literacy and provides financial tips to build generational wealth.

  • Inga Willis and Craig Spates: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inga Willis and Craig Spates

    S4 E422 - 27m 29s

    Dr. Chavis interviews Inga Willis, state representative of Georgia’s 55th District and the vice president of brand and external affairs at Propel Center. The Propel Center's mission is to provide HBCU students with the skills needed to transform our nation's workforce. Dr. Chavis also talks to real estate developer Craig Spates about the need to build more new homes for low-income families.

  • Milton Jones: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Milton Jones

    S4 E421 - 27m 9s

    Dr. Chavis interviews the first African American chairman of the United Negro College Fund Board Milton H. Jones Jr. Jones discusses his accomplished career in senior executive roles, the initiative of 100 Black Men of America, and the importance of fostering education and community engagement for black youth.

  • Kornisha McGill Brown and Dr. Angela Marshall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kornisha McGill Brown and Dr. Angela Marshall

    S4 E420 - 26m 25s

    Dr. Chavis interviews the 27th national president of Jack and Jill of America, Kornisha McGill Brown. Brown discusses her advocacy in ensuring that African Americans have access to opportunities to maximize their potential. He also talks to physician and author Dr. Angela Marshall about the importance of identifying medical bias as it relates to race, gender and other cultural factors.

  • Stephen Benjamin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stephen Benjamin

    S4 E419 - 27m 18s

    Dr. Chavis interviews senior advisor to President Joseph Biden, the first black mayor of Columbia and the director of the Office of Public Engagement Stephen Benjamin. Benjamin discusses his upbringing in civil rights advocacy, his historic mayorship in Columbia, South Carolina, the ideology of Bidenomics, and the Biden administration’s commitment to diversity.

  • Harriett Cole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Harriett Cole

    S4 E418 - 27m 7s

    Dr. Chavis interviews life stylist, author and nationally syndicated advice columnist Harriet Cole. Cole discusses her upbringing, the impact of her Howard University education, career in journalism at Ebony magazine, and the state of the Black press today.

  • Nicole Elam: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nicole Elam

    S4 E417 - 25m 48s

    Dr. Chavis interviews the president and CEO of the National Bankers Association Nicole Elam. Elam discusses her upbringing at the NAACP, accomplished career in the financial industry, the impact of redlining, the history of Black-owned banks and why these banks are often the only source for reasonable, fair, and non-predatory lending for African Americans in the U.S.

  • Sonia Pruitt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sonia Pruitt

    S4 E416 - 26m 1s

    Dr. Chavis interviews professor of criminal justice and retired police captain of Montgomery County in the state of Maryland Sonia Y. Wiggins Pruitt. Pruitt discusses her career in public service, her current role in academia, and the importance of community policing in the Black community.

  • Andrew Young: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Andrew Young

    S4 E415 - 26m

    Dr. Chavis interviews civil rights icon, diplomat, and former mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young, one of the last surviving members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle. Young discusses his journey as one of the leaders of the movement, his historic relationship as a confident of Dr. King, his role as ambassador to the United Nations and mayorship in Atlanta.

Schedule

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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Jun 27

    30 Minutes

    Ronald Mason Jr., president of the University of the District of Columbia, talks about why HBCUs may be the best paths for Black college students; Dr. Sonya Horsford discusses combat racial inequality in K-12 schools.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    Jun 29

    30 Minutes

    Ronald Mason Jr., president of the University of the District of Columbia, talks about why HBCUs may be the best paths for Black college students; Dr. Sonya Horsford discusses combat racial inequality in K-12 schools.
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    Monie Love

    Sunday
    Jun 30

    30 Minutes

    British rapper Monie Love talks about her emergence in the industry in the U.K. and New York, as well as hip-hop's 50th anniversary.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Jul 4

    30 Minutes

    Broadway producer Irene Gandy discusses the increase in plays and musicals depicting stories of Black culture; James Winston, president and executive director of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    Jul 6

    30 Minutes

    Broadway producer Irene Gandy discusses the increase in plays and musicals depicting stories of Black culture; James Winston, president and executive director of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.
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    Marc Morial

    Sunday
    Jul 7

    30 Minutes

    National Urban League CEO Marc Morial discusses his political upbringing, career in public service and the value of financial equity.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Jul 11

    30 Minutes

    Kimberly Robinson, president of the non-profit women's organization Wake-Robin Golf Club; attorney Lisa Colon.

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