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Black Nouveau Features WWII Soldiers

September 4, 2007

African American soldiers who fought in World War II will be one of the topics on the first program of Black Nouveau's new season Wednesday, Sept. 19, on Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV-10) at 6:30 p.m.

Co-host Faithe Colas, publisher of the Milwaukee Courier, explores the struggles faced by black soldiers and their dedication during WWII. The program will be repeated the same night at 12:30 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. on MPTV-36.

Cookie Lommel, author of "The History of Rap Music and African American Actors and Black Filmmakers," also is presented. She has written numerous biographies about such people as Madame C.J. Walker and Johnnie Cochran.

Black Nouveau co-host Keith Murphy, executive producer and host of the syndicated talk show "The Urban Journal," presents highlights from the Negro League induction ceremonies at Milwaukee's Miller Park in June. James Cobbin and Art Hamilton are the two new inductees into the Wall of Fame.

Now in its 16th year, Black Nouveau is a weekly, half-hour series for African-Americans in Southeastern Wisconsin. Past guests have included Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Richard Roundtree; Maurice Hines, Malik Yoba, Judith Jamison, Eric Benet; Terri McMillian, Toni Morrison, and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as many local leaders and celebrities.