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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, recording artist Kanye West speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. West is postponing the rest of his “Yeezus” tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged. The use of the Confederate flag on his tour merchandise has stirred controversy. (AP)

Kanye West’s at it again, selling the Confederate flag at his concerts, looking to undercut a divisive old symbol – and sell t-shirts. We’ll look at Kanye West and the Confederate Flag.

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Friday, February 4, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Soul food (Flickr/MookieLuv)

We look at the soul and the history of African-American cooking with soul food’s grand dame, Jessica Harris.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Parishioners listen to a service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Oct. 31, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP)

The history and right now of African-American marriage.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson on the splintering of black America.

 
Friday, February 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Playwright Lydia Diamond and her potent new slice of African-American drama, “Stick Fly.”

 
Monday, January 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM

On Martin Luther King Day, African Americans speak on race and what’s changed in the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency.

 
Monday, January 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Alex Haley wrote “Roots.” Now a new generation tells the African-American slave story. We’ll talk to 18-year-old debut novelist Noni Carter.

 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Michelle Obama’s family tree. Genealogists have tracked it down. It tells a story about our country.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard professor who has been much in the news this week — and was a big topic in our news roundtable  today — had a thought-provoking conversation with Tom in 2006.

 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon on the effective “re-enslavement” of African Americans after the Civil War.

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Jan 30, 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Jan 30, 2015
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

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Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

 
Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

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Our Week In The Web: January 30, 2015
Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Emails, on-air interactions and the dystopic legend of Shia LaBeouf. (We aren’t kidding about that last one, we swear).

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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