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Farai Chideya to Speak

Written by Tim Talley

FaraiChideya -b-w.JPGWillimantic, Conn. -Fari Chideya, a culture critic and correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will discuss the current state of race relations and the role of African American women in politics and culture on March 9 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Chideya's presentation, which is part of Eastern's University Hour series, will be held at 3 p.m. in Eastern's Student Center Theater. The public is invited. Admission is free.

            Chideya has served as a commentator on such television networks as, Black Entertainment Television (BET), CNN, MSNBC, ABC and FOX News. She also anchored the prime-time program, "Pure Oxygen," a TV magazine that focused on subjects such as parenting, business, health and entertainment.

            Chideya is the founder of the political website "Pop and Politics," which Chideya says is a blog with an unconventional take on politics for a younger and more diverse audience. As a result of the blog's success, Chideya has transformed her website into a journalism training program.


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