Remembering Colin Powell with Gen. William Ward & General Tony Zinni
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Colin Powell was a U.S. statesman and a retired Four-Star General in the United States Army. He was the 65th Secretary of State serving under President George W. Bush, the first Black American appointed to that position. “He was the first black of many things: National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer, Secretary of State.” General William Ward shares his experiences and reflects upon the influence of the trailblazing general. “The spirit he produced in people lives on. That was his legacy.”
Michelle Obama: : This is Me
“Your destiny is not determined on the day you’re born.” Such wise words from Michelle Obama’s grandfather helped mold her into the incredible figure she is today. “Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.” From the humblest of beginnings, she achieved the highest of highs, not without the lowest of lows, like the loss of her father to multiple sclerosis as a young woman. Successful despite the difficulties, no matter the circumstances and without fail, her family was full of love and encouraged her to soar with what little means they had. “Life is practice, and I tell my girls this every day.” Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama: ‘mom-in-chief,’ lawyer, writer, fashion icon, public servant, the first Black First Lady of the United States, and role model extraordinaire. An inspiration for women everywhere, with her intelligence and grace, setting a high bar by example. An advocate for equality, healthy living, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education. "When you have a voice, you can't just use it any kind of way.” Sharing her own words on her own terms, daring to be herself, this is Michelle Obama.
Colorful Conversations with Adrienne Kennedy: Ruby Dee Part II
“She wasn’t anything like I had expected… it’s a quality that she had… and I’m sure it played a huge role in her success and life.” Adrienne Kennedy was awestruck working with an icon. They say never work with your idols… what was it like? The opportunity to collaborate with someone so beloved and influential, and one of the most enduring actresses of theater and film. Picking up years later, the story continues. This is a Colorful Conversation to cherish, and the conclusion of our two-part premiere with Adam P. Kennedy.
Songs of Freedom: Protest Music in Black and White | Segregated and Unequal (Part II)
Pete Seeger was a folk singer, songwriter, performer, and activist whose career spanned parts of eight decades. His work gave voice to the voiceless through the singularly unifying power of song. He helped galvanize the movements behind the advancements of labor workers, political freedom, environmental causes, and anti-war. His most commonly known and publicly acknowledged contribution, civil rights.
Long before it became en vogue to be labeled an "ally," Seeger was on the frontlines with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, and the SNCC Freedom Singers, among others, fighting for the freedoms promised by American screeds through song. Hailed as "The Father of American Folk Music," Seeger introduced perhaps the most important protest song of all time, "We Shall Overcome" to the leaders of the civil rights movement and ultimately the world.
Cap Times Interview on Sleep Deprivation Chamber
While we work to shed light on the must know stories of Black Americans, our President & Founder, Adam P. Kennedy, recently sat down for a candid conversation about his life and experience. Your response to ‘The Black Experience with Adam P. Kennedy’ was truly amazing, and has been our most watched video to date. For more in-depth insight into his story and work here’s a one-on-one dialogue with Cap Times.
Colorful Conversations with Adrienne Kennedy: Ruby Dee
An acclaimed actor, activist and author, Ruby Dee graced the stage and screen for more than seventy years. Her influence was undeniable. “I had never seen a black person on Broadway. It was a huge experience.” Adrienne Kennedy reflects in awe of the legendary icon. Dating back to their first encounter in 1955, and continuing through the years, this is the first of our two-part premiere of Colorful Conversations with Adam P. Kennedy.
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