June 6, 2013 – Segment 1
We begin our show with a recent survey of more than 1,000 African Americans – an overwhelming majority of whom indicated that they were satisfied with their lives. The survey, conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health, serves as the basis for the new NPR series, “The View from Black America.” Our panelists include:
- Matt Thompson, Editorial Project Manager for NPR who helped conduct the study;
- Dr. Ivory Toldson, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard University;
- Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMBC and author of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities;
- Keith Snipes, actor and writer;
- and Jeffrey Menzise, of the Urban Institute at Morgan State University.
Today in history, we highlight the anniversary of D-Day, the release of the one-piece bathing suit, and the birthday of Portia Washington Pittman.