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New Black Agenda, Part 4 (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-11-26

Duration: 00:28:43

Subjects: African Americans | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Civil Rights


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Guillory, Joseph Guest
  • Abdul-Khaliq, Kwanza Speaker
  • Dixon, Tecuna Speaker
  • Bethel, Alison Speaker
  • Perkins, Thomas, Jr. Speaker
  • Wayne, James Speaker
  • Mencer, E.J. Speaker


This episode of the series “Folks” from November 26, 1989, features the fourth part of Sonya Masingale’s report on the New Black Agenda. She moderates a discussion between Baton Rouge attorney Joseph Guillory and audience members on the top priorities for the new black agenda in the 1990s. The audience members are: Kwanzaa Abdul Khaliq, business consultant; Tecuna Dixon, entrepreneur; Alison Bethel, reporter for the State Times; Thomas Perkins, Jr., attorney; James Wayne, attorney and entrepreneur; and Dr. E.J. Mencer, physician. They discuss: the high number of African Americans still living in poverty; the status of civil rights; the importance of teaching African history; the need for black entrepreneurship; and building up the self-esteem of the black community.