Esteemed professor Dr. Kathleen McElroy. Center photo is Kathleen McElroy working on a story with a Harlem Globetrotter

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 97: A Million Ways To DEI with Esteemed Professor Kathleen McElroy

Posted on · Renowned UT-Austin journalism professor, Kathleen McElroy, calls what happened to her this summer an “eye-opener” as she remains passionate in inspiring journalists for tomorrow’s newsrooms despite fallout from a botched hiring scandal at Texas A&M.

From Left to Right: (Top Left- Blues Artist Gatemouth Brown, Bottom Left - Blues singer Jewel Brown, Center- When Houston Had The Blues Film Poster with Little Richard and Grady Gaines, Top Right - Blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, Bottom Left - Blues artist Clifton Chenier and Lightin' Hopkins)

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 95: Houston’s Emancipation Street Blues with Documentarian Drew Barnett-Hamilton

Posted on · For a project originally intended to focus on Third Ward’s Eldorado Ballroom, producer Drew Barnett-Hamilton decided to dive deeper into the cultural history of the blues and capture Houston’s distinct role in defining this revolutionary sound in popular Black music on film.

Top Left - Barber, Derrick Williams Bottom Left - I SEEU Editor Johnmitchell Goode, barbershop customers Dr. Wade and another barbershop client Middle Photo - Ken's Kutting Shoppe Owner, Ken Hicks. Top Right- Ken Hicks and Derrick Williams Bottom Right - Ken Hicks and Texas Coach Lovie Smith

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 69: Black Men On The Cutting Edge [Encore]

Posted on · Houston entrepreneur, Ken Hicks, reveals his challenges and triumphs as he, along with his clients and customers candidly discuss the power of support, connectivity and mental healing when experiencing the culture of Black barbershops. This episode is an encore of the January 7, 2023 original broadcast.

Veteran NFL Player R.K. Russell
Mike Jackson Producer and Co-Founder of Get Lifted Film Co.
Rice University President Reginald DesRoches

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 92: Here I Am with Rice University President Reginald DesRoches

Posted on · A year into his historical presidency, Rice University’s Chief Executive Officer, Reginald DesRoches, is remaining steadfast and championing measures of inclusion despite the state of Texas dismantling them at colleges across the region, all while he leads an institution whose founder during slavery profited off individuals who looked like him.

Top Left: Actors Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby and Regina King, all other images: Russell Hornsby

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 87: The Souls of Russell Hornsby [Encore]

Posted on · Critically acclaimed actor Russell Hornsby shares his vulnerability in a compelling, yet intriguing conversation about the challenges of living in truth and finding one’s authentic self, while portraying powerful roles and characters on-stage and on-screen. This episode is an encore of the May 20, 2023 original broadcast. The interview was taped prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Film Producer, Jeffery Robinson

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 64: Pursuing A More Perfect Union with Legal Expert Jeffery Robinson [Encore]

Posted on · Racial justice activist and legal expert, Jeffery Robinson, admits that he’s not about bashing America or making someone feel guilty about what happened hundreds of years ago—he simply holds a passionate advocacy for providing new perspectives on the truth of our American history. This episode is an encore of the October 29, 2022 original broadcast.

Rock 'n' Roll Icon Little Richard Penniman. Director of the Little Richard: I Am Everything documentary, Lisa Cortes.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 82: Sorry Y’all… It Wasn’t Elvis with Filmmaker Lisa Cortés [Encore]

Posted on · Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy-winning producer and film director, Lisa Cortès, provides fresh perspective and analysis about her latest documentary that uncovers surprising revelations about musical legend, Little Richard. This episode is an encore of the April 15, 2023 original broadcast.

Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth, Dr. Arlene Gordon-Hollingsworth and Graceyn Hollingsworth, the creators of the YouTube show Gracie's Corner.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 80: Sweet Sounds of Amazing Gracie [Encore]

Posted on · The Houston family behind the visually popular YouTube channel, “Gracie’s Corner,” reveals how their digital platform showcasing their daughter highlights Black culture through education, the importance of family and empowers millions of children worldwide. This episode is an encore of the April 1st, 2023 original broadcast.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 89: Hope Is Stronger Than Pride with Karine Jean-Pierre

Posted on · White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shares her perspective as to what it will take to bridge a divided America and why she’s so open about her queerness in an exclusive conversation on I SEE U with Eddie Robinson.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 88: The Blood-Stained Banner Of Juneteenth

Posted on · Filmmaker Dru Holley and historian Cale Carter use JUNETEENTH as a backdrop and examine the untold history and complex legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the all-Black military regiments who primarily served on the Western frontier following the Civil War.

Award-winning Blues Artist Ruthie Foster

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 77: The Thrill is Ruthie Foster [Encore]

Posted on · Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Navy veteran, Ruthie Foster speaks candidly about how the U.S. military served as an escape for her and many others in sparsely populated areas who simply desired so much more out of life. his episode is an encore of the March 4, 2023 original broadcast.

Top Left: Actors Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby and Regina King, all other images: Russell Hornsby

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 87: The Souls of Russell Hornsby

Posted on · Critically acclaimed actor Russell Hornsby shares his vulnerability in a compelling, yet intriguing conversation about the challenges of living in truth and finding one’s authentic self, while portraying powerful roles and characters on-stage and on-screen. This interview was taped prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Actor Glynn Turman Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard (www.quillardinc.com).