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Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever

Series produced by New Visions, New Voices

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Widely revered as an expert in the fields of race, gender, politics, and policy, Avis Jones- DeWeever, Ph.D., merges her interests to examine how they intersect within the larger culture.

Widely revered as an expert in the fields of race, gender, politics, and policy, Avis Jones- DeWeever, Ph.D., merges her interests to examine how they intersect within the larger culture. Focus Point’s weekly three-to-five-minute vignettes feature interviews with thought leaders and insightful commentary on the day’s most compelling issues, as Jones-DeWeever hones in on and shares a perspective rarely heard in public media.


19 Pieces

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Avis Jones-DeWeever is joined by Kim Gandy, the President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, for discussions on sensible gun...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Attorney General Eric Holder came under fire for saying that “we are a nation of cowards”. But in the wake of recent racially charge events in the...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The discussion about heart disease, the number one killer in women, is the focal point of Avis Jones-Deweever’s topic. The guest informs listeners...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Whether one thinks that the Voting Rights Act was a sign of improving racial conditions, or a threat to wide access to the ballad box, you’ll be in...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:59
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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, it seems Congress is looking to the past to come up with policy ideas to help the po...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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According a recent report by the National Institute on Retirement Security, most Blacks and Latinos had nothing saved for their retirement. With fi...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
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It’s popular these days to debate the merits of Black History Month, but, says contributor Avis Jones-DeWeever, though African-American history is ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
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Most of us have heard of the war on women, but says contributor Avis Jones-DeWeever, there is an unspoken war being waged against black children in...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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By Washington’s standards, America’s biggest crisis is that of debt. But, says Jones-DeWeever, that crisis, no matter how much it’s discussed, rema...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
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What would the American labor force look like if not for the contributions of women? The short answer: It would be a shell of itself, says Jones-De...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2013
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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When the male-dominated Texas legislature was poised to pass a bill that would have essentially shut down each of the state’s remaining clinics off...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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When the Supreme Court struck down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the majority did so with an eye toward the past and a distinctly blurred vie...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Though much of America has become distracted by the Paula Deen case, we still have a significant problem when it comes to speaking openly and hones...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Jones-DeWeever speaks with Jon Greenbaum, chief counsel and senior deputy director of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to learn m...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that essentially eliminated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Jones-DeWeever speaks with J...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edith Lee-Payne at the March on Washington, 1963, Credit: Photo: Roland Scherman
Though the nation is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic speech at the March on Washington, contributor Avis...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Avis Jones-DeWeever speaks with Julian Kiganda, president of African Diaspora for Change, about the often-missing Black voice in the immigration de...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Jones-DeWeever says that an honest assessment of America's practices and outcomes shows a questionable commitment to loving and valuing children.

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  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Although the rest of the nation is on its way to a slow recovery, unemployment among black women remains stubbornly high. Jones-DeWeever explores t...

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  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1