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6/25/17: Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti on DPSCD / Detroit 67: Perspectives

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The new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, talks with Stephen Henderson about his priorities for the district, teachers, academics and student enrollment. Episode 4536.

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6/18/17: “The Jackie Wilson Story” / Transition to Success

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On the next American Black Journal: A new book tells the true life story of Detroit-born recording artist Jackie Wilson, as told through the eyes of his two adult children. Episode 4535.

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6/11/17: ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day / "Boys Turning 13"

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ARISE Detroit! gets ready for its 11th annual Neighborhoods Day when thousands of people take part in activities across the city. Episode 4534.

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6/4/17: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination / Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967

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Award-winning author Herb Boyd joins Stephen to talk about his new book that documents the stories of African Americans in Detroit from the 1800s to the present day. Episode 4533.

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5/28/17: Detroit Small Business Investment / Cinetopia Film Festival

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JPMorgan Chase invests more than $2.5 million in the development of small businesses in Detroit. Episode 4532.

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5/21/17: National Foster Care Month / "Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources"

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A look at the state of foster care and how you can change a child's life as a foster parent. And a follow-up report on the Pathways to Prison special. Episode 4531.

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Financial Literacy for Detroiters/Construction Science Expo

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We get details on a new financial literacy initiative designed to help Detroit residents, students and entrepreneurs better manage their money. Episode 4530.

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5/7/17: Grow Detroit's Young Talent / Black History 101 Mobile Museum

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8,000 young Detroiters will get valuable work readiness training and job experience this summer as part of the city's "Grow Detroit's Young Talent" program. Episode 4529.

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American Black Journal Community Conversation April 26

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Stephen Henderson was joined by a diverse group of panelists for an in-depth discussion on issues surrounding southwest Detroit community LIVE from Detroit Hispanic Corporation April 26

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Motown the Musical / Human Trafficking

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Legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy returns to Detroit for "Motown The Musical," the stage production about his storied life. Episode 4528.

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4/16/17: The Intersection / Bookstock 2017

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A year-long media project looking at the social and economic conditions that sparked the 1967 Detroit uprising is released as a book. Episode 4527.

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4/9/17: Research on Cancer Survivors / Small Business Workshop

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On the next American Black Journal, Detroit is front and center in an unprecedented national study on African American cancer survivors. We'll talk with the lead researchers about what they hope to learn. Episode 4526.

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4/2/17: Detroit Public Schools Community District / Mass Incarceration

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On the next American Black Journal, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather is here to talk about the DPSCD programs and initiatives that took place during her tenure. Episode 4525.

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3/26/17: 100 Years of Progress? / Grants for Detroit Community Leaders

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We get details on a groundbreaking new project that will trace the progress of African Americans in Michigan from 1915 to the present. Episode 4524.

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3/19/17: Detroit School Closings / Economic Development in Detroit

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A local organization focuses on empowering residents to become self-reliant problem solvers who build up their own communities. Episode 4523.

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