The Chavis Chronicles

The Chavis Chronicles

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Globally renowned scholar, author, preacher and media personality Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discusses the need for America to renounce innocence, privilege, fragility and comfort.

Dr. Dyson shares his hopes and fears that if white America does not embrace the need to engage with black, brown and indigenous cultures the US will not live up to her great mission as land of the free. Mississippi Publishers DeAnna Tisdale-Johnson and Jackie Hampton also join the program to discuss the important legacy of the black press and dangers African American publishers faced in the south. The Chavis Chronicles airs Sunday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The Chavis Chronicles is a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe. The public affairs program goes beyond the headlines offering insights on matters that impact the public, and provides a unique perspective from a renowned living legend of the African-American world. Each week, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. hosts the 52-part series. Dr. Chavis – an award-winning journalist, civil rights icon, and consummate intellectual influencer – is a skilled interviewer who presents important content and diverse conversations that are engaging, enlightening and entertaining to a wide audience.