This episode shows how local African American entrepreneurs, often overlooked by commercial media, are not only experiencing financial success, they are inspiring future business leaders.
This episode looks at teaching African American boys to become leaders and examines three different on-ramps to the road to success: a program for young entrepreneurs and one of its star pupils; the commitment of African American educators at a K-8 school; and the Black Male Leadership Development Institute, a seven-day leadership training collaboration between Robert Morris University and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.
This episode focuses on communications careers. Featured profiles include Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman; WQED/PCNC/KDKA Radio Host Chris Moore; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Photographer Sidney Davis; and social media networker Alex Simmons.
This episode follows middle school students, medical school students and seasoned professional physicians as they pursue careers in medicine.
This episode looks at men who have made a career in the fine arts. The program profiles a classical musician, painter, playwright, ballet dancer, poet and arts educator -- and explores some of the obstacles and accomplishments of each in his chosen field.
Young African American men - as a whole - score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. Yet sometimes it is the success story that inspires other young people, and encourages community leaders to keep working for change. This episode showcases teenagers excelling in school, volunteering as mentors and working hard to make a difference among their peers.
The Next Generation
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