6/25/17: Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti on DPSCD / Detroit 67: Perspectives

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The new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, talks with Stephen Henderson about his priorities for the district, teachers, academics and student enrollment. Episode 4536.

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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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7/31/16: American Black Journal Special: Racial Attitudes

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Stephen Henderson teams up with One Detroit to explore racial attitudes in Detroit and outward with a panel of community leaders.

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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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3/13/16: MDOT Trailblazer / 1967 Detroit

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the trailblazing achievements of MDOT’s first African-American female Southwest Region Engineer. Plus, details on two major projects that are taking a look back at the 1967 Detroit rebellion and how far the City has come nearly 50 years later.

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1/17/16: Coalition of Churches and Communities / MLK Day at the Wright

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A new organization is connecting Detroit churches with local social service agencies in order to better meet the needs of residents. Also, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the Charles H. Wright Museum’s biggest day in terms of attendance. We’ll hear about all of the exciting activities planned for children and adults. Episode 4415.

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7/19/15: Detroit 1967 Project / Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc.

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As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Detroit Riots, we look ahead to the massive community engagement project that’s being planned for the 50th anniversary in 2017. The head of the Detroit Historical Society joins us with the details. Plus, we learn about two local organizations that are preparing Detroit youth for successful futures. Episode 4333.

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7/12/15: The State of the Black Child in Detroit / B.A.L.L. Foundation Basketball Camp / Racquet Up Detroit

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The state of the black child in Detroit is at risk because of poverty and limited access to early childhood education and other services. We talk about efforts to improve the quality of life for young children and their families. Plus, we tell you about two local sports programs that are providing Detroit youth with a life-changing experience. Episode 4332.

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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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1/11/15: A Conversation with La June Montgomery Tabron

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Our guest is a woman who's making history as the first African-American CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Episode 4312.

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10/12/14: Death of a King: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley

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Television and radio host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss his new book, “Death of a King.” Episode 4303.

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5/5/13: Lighthouse of Oakland County / Mosaic Youth Theatre

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Stephen discusses poverty in our community and the re-opening of a historic high school. Episode 4157.

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