In Focus: Black History Month
Throughout Black History Month, Comcast Newsmakers spotlights issues impacting America’s black community. From civic engagement to economic empowerment, including efforts to build a black female leadership pipeline, engage in conversations with leaders from the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Business League, Higher Heights for America, and more.
Watch the full collection of segments below. Comcast customers can also watch through Xfinity On Demand — just say “Comcast Newsmakers” into your X1 Voice Remote.
Black Youth: Creating A Level Playing Field
Black Women: A Seat at the TableSince 1964, more than 70 women of color have been elected to the U.S. Congress. Today, black female representation in political office does not reflect their makeup in American society.
Glynda Carr of Higher Heights for America explains how her organization is mobilizing black women into politics, creating an environment where they feel empowered to run, win and lead across all elected offices.
Election and Census: 2020 Civic Participati...According to the Pew Research Center, the black voter turnout rate dropped below 60% in 2016.
Melanie Campbell of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation shares how her organization is working to increase civic engagement in black America, from the voting booth to participation in Census 2020.
World War I: The African American Experienc...Nearly 400,000 African Americans served in World War I — decades prior to the height of America’s civil rights movement.
Krewasky Salter, Ph.D., of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture delves into the history behind a new exhibit that honors the contributions of African Americans on and off the battlefield.
Black Businesses: Driving Economic Developm...
Confronting the Black-Youth Suicide Crisis
The Graduation Effect
Women and Financial Security in Retirement
Americans With Disabilities: 2020 Election Priorities
Indian Country and Census 2020: Reach and Representation
Natalie Landreth of the Native American Rights Fund, outlines efforts underway to ensure Natives are accurately counted in the upcoming Census.
Native Americans in STEM
Sarah Echohawk, CEO of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, shares how her organization is working to close this gap for Native communities and beyond.
Forensic Genealogy and Privacy
Katelyn Ringrose of the Future of Privacy Forum joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss forensic genealogy and privacy.
Safeguarding Digital Privacy: Computer Security Flaw
Sustainability and the Environment
Jeff Rosalsky of the Pocono Environmental Education Center underscores the importance of sustainability in day-to-day life, and discusses resources and programs available to promote environmental education to students.
STORIES FROM YOUR REGION
Washington Air Quality Committee
Increasing educational opportunities in Chesterfield County
After-School programs for Middle School Students
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Fighting poverty in Schools
Pride in RichmondJames Millner, President of Virginia Pride, joins Elena Russo to discuss their work in the Richmond region to make it a better place for LQBTQ people to live, work, and visit. They do this through advocacy, community partnerships, direct financial support and events, including their annual pride festival.
GRASPing the need for post-secondary education