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The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media



By Dwight Hobbes
Contributing Writer


There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you think the present celebration of Black History Month would’ve got without the media? Its inception came back in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week. It is undeniable the impact media communication has had, growing from the first celebration by Black United Students at Kent State University in 1970 to America acknowledging Black History Month in 1976, President Gerald Ford making it official.  

All this is said to underscore that Art Cunningham, creator-host of The Art Cunningham Show for 23 years, put the issues-oriented program on the air as a means to get voices of the African American community expressed that otherwise went unheard. Continue Reading →

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Activist initiates call to action in MSR — Spike Moss speaks ‘Straight Talk’ to the Black community


By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer



Spike Moss has been long known to speak his mind, and now he lends his voice to the MSR as a regular commentator in his column. The longtime community activist says he has a long laundry list of topics to discuss, such as crime, drug use and violence. Moss predicts his new column called “Straight Talk,” “is going to tell the raw truth to the people so that they understand how to be responsible.” He says it has been “painful” to him seeing too many young Blacks today not value education or participating in voting and working for social change as previous generations did. “I fought for you to carry a pencil, and you put the pencil down for a nine millimeter. I fought for you to carry a book bag, and you put the book bag down and carry a bag of dope. Continue Reading →

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