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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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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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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12/3/17: Spirit of Giving Awards / International Blues Challenge

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A Detroit non-profit organization honors unsung heroes for their commitment to children, families and senior citizens. We'll get details on the "Spirit of Giving" awards gala given by Franklin-Wright Settlements. Episode 4604.

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2/25/18: Black Panther / Littleguide Detroit

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Stephen talks with two comic book artists about the impact of the movie Black Panther on African American culture. Plus, there's a new online resource for parents looking for family-friendly events and activities in Detroit. Episode 4615.

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3/4/18: 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. Ep 4603. Original air date: 11/26/17.

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10/23/16: Former Mayor Dennis Archer / Ingenuity College Preparatory Institute

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Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer joins Stephen for a wide-ranging interview about his history making career, this year's historic Presidential election, and Detroit's historic bankruptcy and resurgence. Episode 4503.

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Uniting for Flint Kids / Russell Simmons on Flint / Gary Simmons Public Art Installation

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Hip hop mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons talks about the devastating impact of the lead-contaminated water on Flint residents and what he's doing to continue to draw attention to the crisis. Episode 4502.

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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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2/26/17: Wayne County Update / Closing the Gap Detroit

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An organization that is helping first generation and low income students realize their dreams of going to college. Episode 4520.

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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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5/21/17: National Foster Care Month / "Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources"

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A look at the state of foster care and how you can change a child's life as a foster parent. And a follow-up report on the Pathways to Prison special. Episode 4531.

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4/17/16: HomeLIFT / Detroit Deltas "Jabberwock" / RE:Dream

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On the next American Black Journal, a local non-profit is working to increase home ownership in Detroit. Plus, the Detroit Deltas tap into local young talent. Episode 4428.

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5/15/16: Ford Freedom Award / Work It Out

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The year's Ford Freedom Award honors the contributions of African-American men of courage; a Detroit program uses a different approach to prevent obesity in children. Episode 4432.

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