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Ray moderated an event at the historic Howard University that celebrated and reflected on the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Featured panelists were Lynne French & Paul Coates.

Ray was on CCTV-America to discuss the national pushback to the election of Donald J. Trump

Ray spoke with CCTV-America on the opening weekend for the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture

Ray spoke with CCTV-America about remembering Dr. King, he discussed the American icon’s radicalism post 1965 and where he stands in the long line of people of African descent who have resisted injustice.

 

Filling in for Roland Martin, Ray discusses a new report from the Ohio ACLU that details “pay-to-stay” fees those incarcerated in Ohio jails must pay. Many are equating it to a debtors prison. Ray talks pay-to-stay prisons and the effects it has on the formerly incarcerated with Ohio ACLU Senior Policy Director Mike Brickner, Activist and returning citizen Derrick C. and the NewsOne Now panel.

Ray spoke with CCTV-America on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. He discussed what has and has not changed for African-Americans during that period.

Ray appeared on CCTV-America to discuss race relations and police reform on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, MO.

 

After the horrific massacre at Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church, Ray was featured on CCTV-America to discuss how a national DNA of racism and violence could produce such a terrible act.

Filling in for Roland Martin, Ray hosted TVOne’s NewsOne Now. Here he interviews Howard University Afro-Americans Studies Department Chair Dr. Greg Carr. Dr. Carr discusses the history of abuse and resistance in Baltimore and America.

Ray talked with CCTV-America about the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.

Ray interviewed author and political sportswriter Dave Zirin and they discussed everything from Dr. John Carlos, Washington pro football team and even the first pro sports team to appear at the White House.

Ray interviewed scientist and politician Dr. Charlene Drew-Jarvis on his program DCN Presents: Ray Baker Interviews.

Ray interviewed actor/musician Anwan “Big G” Glover  on his program DCN Presents: Ray Baker Interviews.

 

Ray interviewed Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell about the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Al.