2/18/18: African-American Family Book Expo / Sphinx Competition

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An upcoming book expo is hoping to increase literacy in the city by celebrating reading and African American authors. Plus, a special report on an African-American violinist who is taking the classical music world by storm. Episode 4614.

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2/11/18: Wayne County Executive Warren Evans / Pioneering Black Women in Advertising

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Stephen talks with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans about his family's deep roots in Detroit's Black history. Plus, details on a book about the trailblazing African-American women in the advertising business. Episode 4613.

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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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10/1/17: Motown Mansion / Diversity & Venture Capital

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One of Detroit's most famous private residences is having an estate sale and global auction. Plus, we discuss the efforts to increase minority leadership in start-ups and early stage companies. Episode 4548.

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8/27/17: 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival takes over downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We'll find out what's new, who's performing, and how the popular event benefits Detroit. Episode 4544.

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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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7/16/17: Detroit 1967 Media Coverage / "AFTER/LIFE"

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What effect did the mass media have on the 1967 Detroit rebellion? We'll get details on an upcoming event focusing on media coverage then and now. Also, were the events of that turbulent summer a "riot" or a "rebellion"? Episode 4539.

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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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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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1/22/17: Ceasefire Detroit / Detroit Repertory Theatre

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Law enforcement, church leaders and community groups team up to fight gun violence and gang crime in Detroit. Plus, a venerable neighborhood theatre in Detroit celebrates a milestone anniversary. Episode 4516.

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12/4/16: The Carr Center 25th Anniversary / Hope Starts Here: Detroit's Early Childhood Partnership

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A creative hub of African American cultural arts in the heart of Detroit celebrates a milestone anniversary and the appointment of jazz great Geri Allen as its artistic director. Plus, a citywide call to action to strengthen early childhood services in Detroit, led by two national foundations. Episode 4509.

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11/6/16: Get Out the Vote / FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation

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Stephen talks with Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony about the importance of making your voice heard at the polls and what's at stake for African Americans.

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10/30/16: The Case of Davontae Sanford / Motown Museum Expansion

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On the next American Black Journal, Stephen talks with Davontae Sanford, the young man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering four people as a teenager and spent nearly nine years in prison. Episode 4504.

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8/28/16: 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival comes to downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We get the details on this year's world-class lineup of performers. Episode 4447.

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