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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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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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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10/25/15: African-American 490 Challenge / Live6 Alliance

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A coalition of African-American women’s groups comes together to raise money to get more than 1,000 abandoned rape kits processed. We have details on this new campaign that’s bringing awareness to sexual assault. Plus, we have a special report on the Detroit neighborhood long known for its commercial corridor, and the new plans to revitalize the area. Episode 4404.

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2/11/18: Wayne County Executive Warren Evans / Pioneering Black Women in Advertising

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Stephen talks with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans about his family's deep roots in Detroit's Black history. Plus, details on a book about the trailblazing African-American women in the advertising business. Episode 4613.

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11/5/17: Hudson-Webber Foundation / Detroit Doll Show

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On the next American Black Journal: Hudson-Webber Foundation shifts its funding strategy to focus on quality jobs, affordable housing and safe, thriving neighborhoods. We'll get the details from the foundation's President & CEO. Plus, the 6th annual Detroit Doll Show celebrates history, culture, and self-love with dolls of color.

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Motown the Musical / Human Trafficking

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Legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy returns to Detroit for "Motown The Musical," the stage production about his storied life. Episode 4528.

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3/5/17: Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit / Career Mastered Awards

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The first female leader of Detroit's Council of Baptist Pastors shares her list of priorities for making Detroit a better place for residents and visitors. Episode 4521.

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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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6/5/16: Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan / Major General Gwendolyn Bingham

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N. Charles Anderson joins us to discuss The Urban League of Detroit’s special milestone anniversary. We’ll also meet Major General Gwendolyn Bingham - a woman who broke numerous gender barriers in the U.S. Army. Episode 4425.

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5/8/16: MDOT Trailblazer / 1967 Detroit

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We celebrate the achievements of MDOT’s first African-American female Southwest Region Engineer. Plus, details on two major projects that are taking a look back at 1967 Detroit.

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3/27/16: Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan / Major General Gwendolyn Bingham

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N. Charles Anderson joins us to discuss The Urban League of Detroit’s special milestone anniversary. We’ll also meet Major General Gwendolyn Bingham - a woman who broke numerous gender barriers in the U.S. Army. Episode 4425.

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3/6/16: Dave Bing on Detroit’s Resurgence / Career Mastered Awards

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Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing talks about his concern over the lack of Detroiters involved in the City’s resurgence and the growing frustration of minority companies and residents. Episode 4422.

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2/14/16: 400 Study Club / Heritage Optical Center

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In honor of Black History Month, we are talking with local history makers Teola Hunter, Barbara Jean Johnson, and George Barnes, Jr.

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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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