10/22/17: "I Dream Detroit" / Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A survey of women of color in Detroit shows that most don't feel included in the city's economic revival. Plus, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We'll get the latest on research, screening and therapies. Episode 4551.

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4/22/18: Racial Attacks / National Donate Life & Minority Health Month

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Stephen sits down with the president of the Detroit NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony, to talk about the recent events involving racial profiling and attacks on Black men, including the arrests of two men at a Starbucks store and a local teen who was shot at by a homeowner after knocking on his door to get directions. Episode 4622.

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9/25/16: Paradise Valley / "Poison on Tap"

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We talk with two people involved in the redevelopment of the Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District. Plus, a new book provides the first comprehensive look at the Flint water crisis. Episode 4439.

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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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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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5/15/16: Ford Freedom Award / Work It Out

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The year's Ford Freedom Award honors the contributions of African-American men of courage; a Detroit program uses a different approach to prevent obesity in children. Episode 4432.

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World Sickle Cell Day / Pontiac After Emergency Management

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A look at the efforts to combat Sickle Cell Disease; Pontiac's mayor discusses the changes taking place in the city; and a special look at how poverty is often a pathway a prison. Episode 4437.

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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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8/6/17: Minority Donor Awareness Week / Detroit Revitalization Fellows

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On the next American Black Journal: More than half of the people on organ donation waiting lists are people of color. We'll talk about efforts to increase the number of African American organ and tissue donors. Also, details on a program that is attracting and retaining professionals to assist in Detroit's resurgence. Plus, teachers go to class to learn how to relate better to their multicultura

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12/25/16: Mayor Karen Weaver / Rhodes Scholar Aaron Robertson

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Flint mayor Karen Weaver joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about the water crisis in her city. Episode 4512.

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Hugs, Not Bullets / Healthy Piquette Program

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Youth leaders in the city of Detroit urge residents to celebrate the New Year with hugs, not bullets. Plus, formerly homeless veterans are getting a chance to live a much healthier lifestyle.

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A Day of Heart / Welcome to Osborn

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A new effort to prevent heart disease and stroke in the African-American community uses inspirational talks and music to raise awareness. Plus, an art project transforms the Osborn neighborhood.

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7/24/16: World Sickle Cell Day / Pontiac After Emergency Management

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On the next American Black Journal: World Sickle Cell Day is a time to educate and raise awareness about the genetic disorder that primarily affects African Americans and Hispanics. We talk with three women on the front lines of the battle to help those with the disease lead longer, quality lives. Episode 4437.

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2/7/16: Detroit Public School Crisis / American Heart Month

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We discuss the crisis in Detroit Public School with Ivy Bailey, Detroit Federation of Teachers Interim President, about the future of Detroit schools. Plus, it’s American Heart Month, so we have some life-saving advice for African-American women. Episode 4418.

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1/31/16: Flint Water Crisis / DABO “State of the Race” Conference

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The Flint water crisis draws cries of racism as the head of the NAACP visits the city. Plus, the details on a Detroit conference that focuses on the current state of the black race in America. Episode 4417.

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