8/20/17: Partner Morning Program / Trinity International Film Festival

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The call has gone out for 2,500 volunteers to mentor students in the Cornerstone Schools when classes resume next month. Plus, independent filmmakers show off their culturally diverse works at a Detroit-based film festival in downtown Detroit. Episode 4543.

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9/17/17: "Summer '67" / Mission City in Brightmoor / Dr. Nikolai Vitti - Chalkbeat Detroit Report

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The historical society for the country's first Black owned and operated television station, WGPR, launches a series of screenings and talkbacks with filmmakers. The first documentary focuses on the lives lost during the 1967 Detroit rebellion. Plus, we'll preview our upcoming Education Roadshow with a look at the educational challenges in Detroit's Brightmoor community. Episode 4547.

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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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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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4/1/18: Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker, "Tell Them We Are Rising"

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As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of American Black Journal, we'll have a special, in-depth conversation with award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Episode ABJ 4619.

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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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2/12/17: "Married But Single Too" / Black History Month at the Wright

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A star-studded lineup as we welcome the cast members of the new stage play "Married But Single Too," premiering in Detroit this week. Episode 4518.

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Detroit Public Television Honors Black History Month with a Variety of Programming Throughout February

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Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!

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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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Detroit Public Television Celebrates Black History Month

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DPTV is proud to celebrate the rich heritage and cultural contributions of African-Americans. From rock ‘n’ roll legend Fats Domino to contemporary ballerina Misty Copeland, programming highlights the history, achievements and unique perspectives of African-Americans.

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1/24/16: The District Detroit / WGPR-TV Historical Exhibit

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We talk with the head of a minority firm selected to support the Ilitches new District Detroit project. Plus, native Detroiter and entertainment host Shaun Robinson comes home to help launch a museum exhibit about WGPR-TV. Episode 4416.

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Ted Talbert Black Film Festival Scholarships

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The Ted Talbert Black Film Festival Scholarship helps young people achieve their goals for filmmaking.

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10/18/15: Bing Youth Institute / Ted Talbert Black Film Festival Scholarships

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Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is here to talk about the next phase of his mentoring program for young men of color in Detroit. We hear how the initiative has grown over the past year. Plus, aspiring young filmmakers will have a chance to follow in the footsteps of the late documentary producer Ted Talbert. We have details on a new scholarship program named in his honor. Episode 4403.

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February 8, 2015: Stallworth Legacy / WGPR-TV62

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Dr. Alma Stallworth, the first and only black woman to serve as chair of the powerful Public Utilities Committee, joins us to discuss her new memoir.  On September 29, 1075, WGPR-TV began broadcasting from a building on East Jefferson, becoming the first black-owned television station in the country. Plus, On This Day Detroit spotlights more important moments in Detroit’s black history. Ep 4316

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5/25/14: Brown vs. Board of Education / "Belle"

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We discuss equal educational opportunities for blacks with Detroit NAACP President, Rev. Wendell Anthony. Plus, we discuss the groundbreaking movie, "Belle." Episode 4227.

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