5/20/18: Ford Freedom Award / "The Booster"

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The Ford Freedom Award celebrates its 20th year with the theme, "Black Girl Magic." We'll find out more about this annual event that recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans and raises money for the Charles H. Wright Museum. Episode 4826.

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6/4/17: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination / Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967

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Award-winning author Herb Boyd joins Stephen to talk about his new book that documents the stories of African Americans in Detroit from the 1800s to the present day. Episode 4533.

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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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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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7/9/17: 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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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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7/30/17: "Detroit" Movie / Inequality in Detroit / Minority Entrepreneurship

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We'll analyze the new movie "Detroit" and how it portrays a terrifying chapter in the City's history.

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8/20/17: Partner Morning Program / Trinity International Film Festival

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The call has gone out for 2,500 volunteers to mentor students in the Cornerstone Schools when classes resume next month. Plus, independent filmmakers show off their culturally diverse works at a Detroit-based film festival in downtown Detroit. Episode 4543.

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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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9/10/17: QLine / Hatch Detroit

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After giving more than a half-million free rides over the summer, Detroit's new QLINE is now charging passengers. We'll find out what's new and improved about the streetcar system. Episode 4546.

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9/17/17: "Summer '67" / Mission City in Brightmoor / Dr. Nikolai Vitti - Chalkbeat Detroit Report

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The historical society for the country's first Black owned and operated television station, WGPR, launches a series of screenings and talkbacks with filmmakers. The first documentary focuses on the lives lost during the 1967 Detroit rebellion. Plus, we'll preview our upcoming Education Roadshow with a look at the educational challenges in Detroit's Brightmoor community. Episode 4547.

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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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Michigan State Police Protest / W.I.S.D.O.M.

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Local activists plan a rally at the Michigan State Police Headquarters in response to the death of a Black teen who was shocked with a Taser by a state trooper and a controversial social media post by the MSP director.

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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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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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