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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.

Natalie Wilson, founder of Black and Missing Foundation

26m 29s

Dr. Chavis interviews Natalie Wilson, founder of Black and Missing Foundation to discuss the crisis of missing females of color, and how media coverage of white and minority victims in the US is disproportionate. Natalie Wilson explains 'Missing White Woman Syndrome,' the practice by news media of amplifying the stories of missing white women, while marginalizing those of women of color.

Episodes

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    Natalie Wilson, founder of Black and Missing Foundation

    S2 E204 - 26m 29s

    Dr. Chavis interviews Natalie Wilson, founder of Black and Missing Foundation to discuss the crisis of missing females of color, and how media coverage of white and minority victims in the US is disproportionate. Natalie Wilson explains 'Missing White Woman Syndrome,' the practice by news media of amplifying the stories of missing white women, while marginalizing those of women of color.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kimberly Robinson and Lisa Colon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kimberly Robinson and Lisa Colon

    S2 E214 - 27m 12s

    Kimberly Robinson, of the Wake-Robin Golf Club shares why golf is an excellent mix of advocacy and empowerment for women and girls of color. Also, approximately 10% of equity partnership with big development law firms and construction companies are with people of color. Attorney Lisa Colon gives insights on how young lawyers and developers of color can break into the industry

  • 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.

  • Irene Gandy and James Winston: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Irene Gandy and James Winston

    S2 E213 - 27m 9s

    Dr. Chavis talks to Irene Gandy, a Tony award winning longtime Broadway producer about the increase in shows depicting stories about Black culture. In the broadcast arena, Black ownership of radio and TV stations is decreasing. James Winston, President and Executive Director of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters shares insights on what's causing the decline in ownership.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Schedule

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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, offers insight into the distrust among many Blacks about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    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
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland talks about how the COVID-19 vaccination debate adversely impacts other routinely scheduled childhood vaccines.
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    Michael S. Regan

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

    Michael Regan, 16th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), talks about the impact of global warming and the struggle for environmental equality in minority communities.
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    Michael S. Regan

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

    Michael Regan, 16th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), talks about the impact of global warming and the struggle for environmental equality in minority communities.

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