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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6/18/17: “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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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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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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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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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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2/18/18: 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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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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Men of Courage / Summer Youth Festival

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Ford Motor Company has launched an initiative aimed at helping to change the perception of black men in society. Plus, more than 500 Detroit youth will display their artistic talents. Episode 4444.

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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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4/17/16: HomeLIFT / Detroit Deltas "Jabberwock" / RE:Dream

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On the next American Black Journal, a local non-profit is working to increase home ownership in Detroit. Plus, the Detroit Deltas tap into local young talent. Episode 4428.

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10/28/12: Detroit Tigers / Detroit Public Safety Foundation / Detroit

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Discussion on the Tigers, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, and Detroit art. Episode 4139. 

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2/10/13: Rare Photo Exhibit / Sphinx Organization

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We discuss a unique photo exhibition on the University of Michigan campus and, the Sphinx organization gets ready for its annual competition for talented young black and latino classical string musicians. Episode 4148.

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3/11/18: Morehouse Meets Motown / St. Stephen AME Church Centennial

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On the next American Black Journal, two legacy institutions that made their mark in Black history are teaming up for a celebration of excellence in music. Episode 4616.

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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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