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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Poverty, Prison & Delinquency / Earn + Learn Program

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We look at the connection between children who grew up poor and end up incarcerated. We also discuss a program that helps former inmates, minority males, and the chronically unemployed find work. Ep 4438.

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11/13/16: Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit / National Apprenticeship Week

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On the next American Black Journal, Stephen talks with a leading African American CEO about the outlook for Black business owners in Michigan, and he'll offer some advice on succeeding as an entrepreneur.

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3/26/17: 100 Years of Progress? / Grants for Detroit Community Leaders

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We get details on a groundbreaking new project that will trace the progress of African Americans in Michigan from 1915 to the present. Episode 4524.

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5/7/17: Grow Detroit's Young Talent / Black History 101 Mobile Museum

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8,000 young Detroiters will get valuable work readiness training and job experience this summer as part of the city's "Grow Detroit's Young Talent" program. Episode 4529.

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Financial Literacy for Detroiters/Construction Science Expo

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We get details on a new financial literacy initiative designed to help Detroit residents, students and entrepreneurs better manage their money. Episode 4530.

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11/12/2017: Michigan Science Center / Apprenticeship Expo Show

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On the next American Black Journal: The Michigan Science Center celebrates it's fifth birthday with an award-winning, international exhibition. We'll talk with the CEO about how the museum is inspiring and empowering children. Plus, there's a demand for skilled tradespeople, and the upcoming Apprenticeship Expo will introduce Detroiters to options in the construction and transportation industries.

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8/23/15: President Obama's 'My Brothers Keeper' / Remembering Julian Bond

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President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is working to knock down the barriers to success for boys and young men of color.  Plus, remember civil rights leader Julian Bond.

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4/12/15: Jackets for Jobs / African-American Science Fiction

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A non-profit organization that has helped put more than 15,000 people to work celebrates its 15th anniversary. Plus, we explore the relationship between science fiction and African-American culture. Episode 4321.

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9/28/14: Domestic Violence & The NFL / Focus: HOPE’s 40th Annual Walk

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Our guests evaluate how the NFL has handled recent domestic violence cases, and share things we can do to help break the cycle of abuse; local non-profit Focus: HOPE challenges metro Detroiters to “Walk the Walk." Plus, Ken Coleman takes a look at some important moments in Detroit's black history. Episode 4301.

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9/14/14: Mental Health & the Black Community / Detroit Rescue Mission

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We discuss mental illness; the Detroit Rescue Mission celebrates a major milestone; and Ken Coleman shares Detroit black history. Episode 4238.

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11/10/13: Obesity & African-American Women / Detroit Training Center

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Health concerns for overweight women, and a local agency helps Detroiters find work. Episode 4207.

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10/20/13: Affordable Care Act and ProsperUS Detroit

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This week on American Black Journal: The Affordable Care Act and ProsperUS Detroit. Episode 4204.

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5/19/13: Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation / Bal Africain

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This week, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation and Bal Africain gala. Episode 4159.

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