( ENSPIRE NEWS ) Next New Ed Gordon Explores Life for African Americans in the Age of Trump, Social Activism Today, Ebony Magazine Over the Years & More
It’s the return of Bounce TV’s primetime news magazine show Ed Gordon on Tues. Dec. 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The series premiere of the original aired in September and was seen by nearly one million viewers. On the all-new episode, the award-winning journalist will discuss the state of the nation post-Obama, the future of Ebony magazine and the protesting style of today’s black activists. Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon serves as executive producer and host of the new Bounce TV original series, sitting down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon also includes investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human-interest feature stories.
Stories featured in the upcoming Ed Gordon:
Goodbye Obama, Hello Trump
With uncertainty and fear growing, how will Black America fare in the age of President Donald Trump and will it suffer “Post Obama Blues?” A look at what the last eight years of having a black president has meant to African Americans, the impact the new president may have and what’s in store for the future of blacks in politics. Interviews include Congressional Black Caucus members Maxine Waters (D-CA), G.K Butterfield (D-NC), former RNC chairman Michael Steele and others.
Social Change…or Social Stardom? (First of Two Parts)
Are we seeing the next generation of protesters leading a contemporary form of activism, or are they just acting like it to become famous on social media? Gordon explores if these new black protesters are the real deal or pretenders as he gathers several new-school and old-school activists to talk about what activism means in 2016. Gordon’s guests for this interesting discussion include: Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist, Attorney Ben Crump, author and daughter of Malcolm X Ilyasah Shabazz, and Johnetta Elzie, a Ferguson protester.
‘Tis The Season
A fun look at Christmas music and why we love it. Will Downing, Kenny Latimore, Dave Koz and Shanice perform several beloved Christmas songs.
Gordon explores what Ebony has meant to Black America over the years and what the future may holds for the publication. The segment takes an historic look at the iconic magazine and celebrities discuss its importance. Many of the classic photos from Ebony that have chronicled African-Americans and people of color for over 70 years are also featured.
Related Article: Series Premiere of Ed Gordon Seen by Nearly One Million Viewers
Artist at Work
Gordon talks with one of the America’s most acclaimed fine artists, Kadir Nelson. The award-winning artist, whose works can be found on postage stamps and New Yorker magazine covers, talks about how he sees his work as more than just art it’s also the documenting of the history of people of color.
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