11/26/17: Hope Starts Here / Black Male Teachers

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On the next American Black Journal: An early childhood initiative, "Hope Starts Here," led by The Kresge Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation reaches an important milestone in its mission to make Detroit a city that puts young children and families first.

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7/9/17: Men of Excellence Awards / Detroit 1967 Uprising Commemoration Event

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The Michigan Chronicle celebrates a milestone anniversary for its Men of Excellence awards that honor the achievements of African American men. Episode 4538.

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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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9/27/15: My Brother’s Keeper in Detroit / Detroit Neighborhoods

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Detroit’s efforts to support boys and young men of color in the community takes another step forward. We talk about the action plan to connect young men to Detroit’s new economy. Plus, we’ll get the latest on the city of Detroit’s strategies to stabilize and improve neighborhoods. We also take a special look at the city’s historic Conant Gardens area. Episode 4343.

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2/19/17: Tuskegee Airmen / Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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One of the original Tuskegee Airmen, 94-year-old Frederick Henry, Sr., talks with Stephen about how the unit helped pave the way for full integration of the U.S military. Episode 4519.

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2/5/17: American Black Journal talks mentorship at the Downtown Boxing Gym

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More than 100 community members and thought leaders joined together to discuss the value of mentorship in developing leaders of the next generation.

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1/15/17: Men of Courage / 2016 NEIdeas Winners

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Ford Motor Company encourages African-American men across the country to make the MLK holiday a Day of Action in the fight for economic and social change. Plus, we meet some of the small businesses that won last year's NEIdeas Challenge. Episode 4515.

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1/8/17: WGPR-TV Museum / Young Fathers Standing United (YFSU)

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The historic achievements of the nation's first Black owned and operated television station are being celebrated in a new Detroit museum opening on Martin Luther King Day. Plus, a local non-profit expands its efforts to support and educate Detroit-area fathers on how to better engage with their children. Episode 4514.

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9/4/16: Black Male Achievement / Real Life 101

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We explore efforts to help young, black males succeed educationally and economically. We’ll find out how Detroit measures up when it comes to creating opportunities for young African-American men. Episode 4411.

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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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12/13/15: Black Male Achievement

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We devote our entire program to a conversation on the efforts to help young black males succeed educationally and economically. We find out how Detroit measures up when it comes to creating opportunities for young black men. Plus, we learn about a program that promotes a college education instead of incarceration. Episode 4411. Original air date: 12/13/15.

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1/10/16: Black Lives Matter / Pray the Violence out of Detroit

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We devote the entire program to a frank discussion – and a search for answers – to the violence tearing apart the black community. From black-on-black crime to the lethal force used by police officers, we talk with community activists about what can be done to stop the violence and deaths. Episode 4414.

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12/6/15: Challenging Racism in Medicine / Remembering Ron Scott

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A new report shows a steady decline in the number of African-American male applicants and students in medical school. The new President of the Henry Ford Health System is here to discuss that statistic and other challenges faced by blacks in the field of medicine. Plus, we remember former Detroit Black Journal producer and host Ron Scott. Episode 4410.

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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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9/20/15: MMSDC President / Men’s Empowerment Conference in Detroit

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We meet the new head of an organization that promotes the development of minority businesses and helps them secure contracts. Plus, a local church hosts a conference aimed at empowering men with the skills to succeed in life. And, we’ll meet an American Graduate Champion who’s helping young women transition from high school to college. Episode 4342.

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