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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.

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Brenda Mallory

27m 13s

Two guests, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the first Black woman to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Brenda Mallory, 12th Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, join Dr. Chavis to discuss critical policies that are in place to help protect the health and environment of vulnerable communities.

Episodes

  • Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Brenda Mallory: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Brenda Mallory

    S2 E226 - 27m 13s

    Two guests, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the first Black woman to lead the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Brenda Mallory, 12th Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, join Dr. Chavis to discuss critical policies that are in place to help protect the health and environment of vulnerable communities.

  • Rev. Jamar A. Boyd II: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rev. Jamar A. Boyd II

    S2 E225 - 26m 32s

    The Reverend Jamar A. Boyd, II, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference Senior Manager discusses the future of activism in the Black church and how Millennial and Generation Z activists are redefining social, political, environmental and economic protest agendas

  • Bibi Hidalgo and Ron Busby: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bibi Hidalgo and Ron Busby

    S2 E224 - 26m 20s

    Bibi Hidalgo, the first woman to serve as an Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration in the area of government contracting and business development joins Dr. Chavis along with Ron Busby, CEO of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce. Hidalgo and Busby discuss new programs specifically created to help black and brown business owners secure government contracts.

  • Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Wildlife Federation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Wildlife Federation

    S2 E223 - 27m 33s

    Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President of Environmental Justice, The National Wildlife Federation joins Dr. Chavis to discuss activism and solutions to combat toxic waste dumping, pollution and environmental injustice in lower income neighborhoods and communities of color.

  • Marcela Howell: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Marcela Howell

    S2 E222 - 27m

    Women's reproductive health and voting rights are once again at a critical point in history. Dr. Chavis talks with Marcela Howell, Pres. & CEO, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda. Howell talks about the historical contributions of Black women in the fight for voting rights that continues today and the looming threat of women losing hard won reproductive freedoms

  • Bakari T Sellers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bakari T Sellers

    S2 E221 - 27m 37s

    New York Times bestselling author, attorney and political commentator Bakari T Sellers joins The Chavis Chronicles to discuss being a child of the social justice movement, his famous father Cleveland Sellers who was a key figure at the grassroots level pushing for concrete Black political power in the 60's and 70's and the current state of politics in America

  • White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

    S2 E220 - 25m 55s

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre sits down for a one-on-one interview with Dr. Chavis to discuss the triumphs and defeats of the Biden-Harris administration, along with the greatest challenges for the presidency on the horizon.

  • Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould

    S2 E219 - 26m 37s

    Many changes have taken place in Missouri after the fatal shooting of African American teenager Michael Brown by a White police officer. Dr. Chavis talks to activist The Reverend Dr. Cassandra Gould about the on-going national debate between law enforcement officers, excessive use of force in the Black community and efforts to raise up a new generation of political leaders.

  • Dr. James Hildreth: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. James Hildreth

    S2 E218 - 26m 5s

    Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, who sits on the FDA's vaccine advisory review board discusses the development and distribution of vaccines. Hildreth was also appointed to President Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. He gives insights regarding the on-going distrust among many African Americans about the safety of the vaccines.

  • National Museum of African American Music in Nashville: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    National Museum of African American Music in Nashville

    S2 E217 - 26m 55s

    Dr. Chavis visits the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville,Tennessee. Tuwisha D. Rogers-Simpson, Vice President of Brand and Partnerships for the museum, describes the many galleries that make up the world's first and only museum devoted to African American music and the historical role Black musical artists played in shaping American music.

  • Dr. E Faye Williams, and Attorney Rayshon Payton: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. E Faye Williams, and Attorney Rayshon Payton

    S2 E216 - 27m 16s

    Dr. E Faye Williams, President/CEO National Congress of Black Women speaks with Dr. Chavis about the women's movement and civil rights. Dr. Williams also reflects on comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Attorney Rayshon Payton with the U.S. Department of Justice explains how the PGA TOUR 's First Tee program can help underserved kids chart a course for success.

  • Lydia Pope and Marcus T. Coleman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lydia Pope and Marcus T. Coleman

    S2 E215 - 25m 59s

    Lydia Pope, President National Association of Real Estate Brokers speaks with Dr Chavis about resources and challenges for Black home ownership. Then, Director Marcus Coleman of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships discusses how faith communities provide critical support for disaster relief assistance.

Schedule

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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Ron Busby, president and CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., talks about COVID-19's impact on Black-owned businesses.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    Ron Busby, president and CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., talks about COVID-19's impact on Black-owned businesses.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    Cedric Richmond, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; Dr. Cameron Webb, White House Senior Policy Adviser for COVID-19 Equity.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    May 26

    30 Minutes

    Otis Williams, an original member of The Temptations, and manager Shelly Berger talk about the singing group and the return of Broadway's "Ain't Too Proud."
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

    World leaders, politicians and cultural influencers offer insights into matters that impact the public.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    May 29

    30 Minutes

    Otis Williams, an original member of The Temptations, and manager Shelly Berger talk about the singing group and the return of Broadway's "Ain't Too Proud."
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    May 29

    30 Minutes

    Ron Busby, president and CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., talks about COVID-19's impact on Black-owned businesses.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    30 Minutes

    Ilyasah Shabazz discusses growing up as a child of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X and the state of social justice in America.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    Jun 4

    30 Minutes

    Ilyasah Shabazz discusses growing up as a child of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X and the state of social justice in America.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    30 Minutes

    Ilyasah Shabazz discusses growing up as a child of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X and the state of social justice in America.

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