This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events up to present day - when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. It explores the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds.

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Downton Abbey - The First Season:

Before you see how the saga continues, see how it began.


Downton Abbey Season 1 - Mondays at 8:00pm starting December 15.

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11/25/2014 11:09 AM | Ken Vincent | KVCR

Most of the imported goods that come into the United States arrive through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the biggest port complex in North America.  Southern California's coastal ports also handle a significant percentage of the exports that leave the U.S for abroad.  Much of that port cargo is processed for shipping in Inland Empire logistics centers.  John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economnic Partnership and KVCR weekly contributor begins a series of commentaries on the importance of the Ports of LA and Long Beach to the Inland Empire's economy.

11/25/2014 10:00 AM | Katie Orr | Capitol Public Radio

Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a young, female, African-American federal prosecutor to serve as a Justice on the California Supreme Court.  Capitol Public Radio Network's Katie Orr reports.