12/3/17: Spirit of Giving Awards / International Blues Challenge

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A Detroit non-profit organization honors unsung heroes for their commitment to children, families and senior citizens. We'll get details on the "Spirit of Giving" awards gala given by Franklin-Wright Settlements. Episode 4604.

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2/25/18: Black Panther / Littleguide Detroit

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Stephen talks with two comic book artists about the impact of the movie Black Panther on African American culture. Plus, there's a new online resource for parents looking for family-friendly events and activities in Detroit. Episode 4615.

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1/7/18: William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center / Family Health Fair and Taste Fest

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A Detroit museum dedicated to the country's first Black owned-and-operated television station, WGPR-TV 62, is celebrating its 1st anniversary with a public event on Martin Luther King Day. Episode 4609.

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8/13/17: Minority-Owned Businesses / African World Festival

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We take a look at the progress and challenges of minority-owned businesses during Detroit's revitalization. Episode 4542.

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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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9/27/15: My Brother’s Keeper in Detroit / Detroit Neighborhoods

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Detroit’s efforts to support boys and young men of color in the community takes another step forward. We talk about the action plan to connect young men to Detroit’s new economy. Plus, we’ll get the latest on the city of Detroit’s strategies to stabilize and improve neighborhoods. We also take a special look at the city’s historic Conant Gardens area. Episode 4343.

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1/1/17: The Best of American Black Journal in 2016

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Stephen looks back at some of his memorable guests and segments on the show in 2016. Episode 4513.

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11/8/15: “Say & Play With Words” Initiative / Detroit PAL Programs

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Detroit foundations are investing in a new program to increase the vocabulary and literacy skills in two Detroit neighborhoods. Plus, the Detroit Police Athletic League launches new programs that pair officers with inner-city kids on the baseball field and in the field of photography. Episode 4406.

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9/6/15: STEM Education / Detroit Head Start Learning Network

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A Detroit high school is making a huge investment toward educating its students for the careers of the future. We talk about the commitment by U of D Jesuit High School and Academy to provide a quality education in science and technology for our next generation of leaders. Plus, we hear about expanded efforts to provide early childhood learning for low-income families in Detroit. Episode 4340.

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7/12/15: The State of the Black Child in Detroit / B.A.L.L. Foundation Basketball Camp / Racquet Up Detroit

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The state of the black child in Detroit is at risk because of poverty and limited access to early childhood education and other services. We talk about efforts to improve the quality of life for young children and their families. Plus, we tell you about two local sports programs that are providing Detroit youth with a life-changing experience. Episode 4332.

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7/5/15: Forgotten Harvest 25th Anniversary / Child Author Eden Comer / Nick Cave Exhibit

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Nearly 1 in 5 people in metro Detroit faces hunger every day. For the past 25 years, Forgotten Harvest has rescued food to feed the hungry. We hear about the organization’s innovative approach to fighting hunger and poverty. Plus, we’ll meet a local, young author who published her first book at the age of eleven. And we get a peek at artist Nick Cave’s bold new exhibit at Cranbrook Art Museum.

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6/21/15: Black Fatherhood: Reclaiming our Legacy / ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

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A book that looks at the importance of fathers being present in their children's lives. Plus, we discuss the upcoming Arise Detroit Nieghborhoods Day. Episode 4329.

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5/17/15: Reading Works / Ford Freedom Awards and Wright Museum

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This time on American Black Journal, Stephen talks with Kristen-Barnes Holiday, Amy Amador and Barbara Willis about an organization called “Reading Works”, which, in conjunction with other organizations, is working to lessen adult illiteracy in Metro Detroit.  He also talks with Juanita Moore about the Ford Freedom Awards celebrating past and present African American Entrepreneurs.  Episode 4326.

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February 15, 2015: First Black Female Judge on Wayne County Circuit Court / Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

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We talk with the first African-American female judge of the Wayne County Circuit Court about her history-making election to the court. Kim Trent shares important moments in Detroit’s black history. Plus, LaNesha DeBardelaben, Paul A. Rogers, and Thornetta Davis join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. Episode 4317.

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1/11/15: A Conversation with La June Montgomery Tabron

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Our guest is a woman who's making history as the first African-American CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Episode 4312.

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