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January 27, 2014:
Celebration of Max Roach: Library of Congress Announces Acquisition of Drummer-Composer's papers


POLITICS PAST AND PRESENT: Historian Picks Seven Convention Moments Significant for African-Americans and the Nation 
by Holly Edgell 

August 27, 2012: Janus Adams was destined to be a lifelong student of history and culture.... The Village Celebration invited Adams to share her choices for political convention highlights throughout history. 


JANUS ADAMS' PAGE ON HUFFPOST

WHAT DO WE TELL OUR CHILDREN?
 
April 2013: Janus Adams on the 45th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination... 
March 2012: Janus Adams on the Trayvon Martin killing says: tell them the truth in age- appropriate doses; but always tell them the truth.  "In the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin, there's much talk about "the talk" African-American parents are having with their sons. But, what about non-black boys; what about girls? What should we tell all our children about the shooting of one of their peers? How can we help them make sense of the nonsense that is racism?..."





BOOK CLUB FOR BLACKS FINDS QUICK SUPPORT 
by Carolyn Battista June 1, 1990: BOOKSTORES kept making Janus Adams angry. Wherever she looked, the well- stocked shelves were virtually devoid of books by black authors or about black people and the black experience. ''Black literature simply is not available,'' Ms. Adams said. So she came up with a plan that is attracting thousands of others who could not find what they wanted in bookstores either.... 



48 YEARS AFTER BROWN: CIVIL RIGHTS GAINS ERODE - 
OpEd by Janus Adams

May 16, 2002: Two important American anniversaries fall back-to-back on the calendar like parentheses in reverse. Today is the 48th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that desegregated schools. Saturday marks the 106th year of thePlessy vs. Ferguson decision that legalized segregation, unleashing the violent racial oppression that necessitated the Brown case and the long march to civil rights...




COLUMNS BY JANUS ADAMS
Read Janus' recent columns for the Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, and other Connecticut Hearst newspapers.




JANUS ADAMS: A WOMAN MAKING HISTORY 
March 28, 2010: In recognition of the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month, Women’s Media Center is profiling 30 extraordinary women making history. 




THE BYLINE BLOG: ASK A MENTOR-EDITOR
March 2010: Janus Adams on Bravery, Brown v. Board, and the Future of American Journalism 


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Circle Of Sisters Bearing Words, Bearing Witness 
Article from: The Crisis | April 1, 2011 | Ulen, Eisa Nefertari Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers, edited by Joanne Veal Gabbin, is an anthology of first-person essays from novelist Paule Marshall, folklorist Daryl Cumber Dance, poet Mari Evans ... Some of those moments are painful...as when an adult raged at a young Janus Adams for integrating the local school: "She spat at me and tore my dress." Some of those moments are also beautiful...   


Max Roach.(Obituary) 
Article from: Daily Variety | Gallo, Phil | August 21, 2007 

Modern jazz icon Max Roach, who altered the course of drumming in the 1940s and would use the music to affect race relations, academia, theater and dance, died .... survived by daughter Maxine and a son, actor Daryl Roach, from his first marriage, to Mildred Roach; a son, Raoul Roach, from another relationship; and twin daughters, Ayodele Roach and Dara Roach, from his third marriage, to Janus Adams Roach....      


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Radio, TV


THE COLLECTORS: BROTHER AH SHOW
January 19, 2015: Janus speaks with Brother Ah (Robert Northern) about BackPax' new 'serious game' kit, "STEAL AWAY," and his musical contribution to the audio.



THE JESSE LEE PETERSON RADIO SHOW
July 11, 2013: Janus spars with Peterson on the Trayvon Martin case.
July 3, 2013:  Janus speaks with Peterson about her "Open Letter to Paula Deen" on HuffPost.



THE ROUNDTABLE WITH 
JOE DONAHUE
December 12, 2012: Janus Adams on Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom, new book + audio + game set from BackPax.
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August 1, 2012
: Janus Adams on the Writers' Retreat in the Catskills and the business of publishing (20:28) LISTEN
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AND THE WOMEN GATHER WITH LORNA OWENS
August 4, 2012: "Can We All Get Along?" 
Dr. Janus Adams on gay rights as a mother's issue. Speaking out in support of our gay children. (34:45)
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EDUCATIONAL BOOK CLUB 
FOR KIDS

July 7, 2012: Tavis Smiley talks with Janus Adams about the BackPax Trailblazers Club - a summer vacation book club for children.  Includes excerpts from"Cajun Country" audio journey. (10:18)
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COMMENTARIES BY JANUS ADAMS 
Listen to more than 50 of Janus' NPR commentaries over the years.
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FOX NEWS: FOX AND FRIENDS
Sep 3, 2010: "Obama's October Surprise"
 
Fox and Friends asks if, on the eve of the November elections, Obama will spring an October surprise: extending the Bush tax cuts.  Janus Adams says he shouldn't. David Malpass says he should. Will Cain says, whether or not he extends the tax cuts, he's already robbed the economy of the thing it needs for recovery: certainty and foresight.
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WHERE WE LIVE WITH 
CATIE TALARSKI 

August 31, 2009: "The Reality of Racial Profiling." Guests: Janus Adams, Glen Cassis, Ravi Shankar. 

After the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, there was a big discussion of “race in America”, then the “beer summit” – now what? In Connecticut, where there is a law that requires police to record the race of motorists in traffic stops, most police departments aren't complying. The African American Affairs Commission is tasked with analyzing the data to determine if racial profiling does exist in the state - but they don't have the funds or resources, especially in the current budget crisis. (49:06)
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CNN: TALKBACK LIVE
"Reparations for Slavery: Is There Open Debate?"
March 26, 2001. Host: Bobbie Battista; Guests: Janus Adams, David Horowitz, Manning Marable.

This ad, "10 Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks Is a Bad Idea" can't get published in several college newspapers and it's provoked protests on many campuses that did.
 Protesters at Brown University confiscated the paper from newsstands around campus. Some papers it appeared in have been trashed, and Horowitz has been forced off a podium. (60:00)
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