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Black Experience

  • The sport basketball was famously invented by James Naismith in 1891, and within a matter of years, African Americans picked up the sport and began playing. Claude Johnson is the author of The Black Fives and has researched extensively the history of African American basketball teams predating integrated professional basketball leagues in the United States.
  • Do you remember the first time you were keenly aware of your body? Maybe a bully a school pointed out your skin tone, or you noticed your hair didn't look quite like your siblings. Body image plays a major role in our lives, and not just as kids. On today's episode we hear from Dr. Angela Mensah, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas.
  • Between the late 1800s through the 1970s, thousands of towns deemed themselves sundown towns to drive out Black populations from living in them, including Springdale. Trey Carlisle and Todd Mack are the co-creators of the Black Legacy Project, and came to discuss the project’s goals and how the roundtable impacted community members.
  • Between the late 1800s through the 1970s, thousands of towns deemed themselves sundown towns to drive out Black populations from living in them, including Springdale. Trey Carlisle and Todd Mack are the co-creators of the Black Legacy Project, and came to discuss the project’s goals and how the roundtable impacted community members.
  • A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences finds Black Arkansans who report experiencing racial discrimination in the criminal justice system also experienced higher levels of hesitancy when it comes to taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences finds Black Arkansans who report experiencing racial discrimination in the criminal justice system also experienced higher levels of hesitancy when it comes to taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Johnathan Reaves, with our partner station KASU, concludes a three-part series about suicide and mental health.
  • Johnathan Reaves, with our partner station KASU, concludes a three-part series about suicide and mental health.
  • In the second part of a three-part series about suicide and Black Arkansans, Johnathan Reaves from our partner station KASU, talks with Shadun Duncan about signs that could indicate a mental health crisis.
  • In the second part of a three-part series about suicide and Black Arkansans, Johnathan Reaves from our partner station KASU, talks with Shadun Duncan about signs that could indicate a mental health crisis.