12/17/17: Hate Crimes Spike in Michigan / Hugs Not Bullets

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New FBI statistics show that hate crimes reported to police spiked last year in Michigan. Stephen talks with the head of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights about this disturbing trend. Episode 4606.

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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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9/24/17: Do we really care about our kids' education?

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Hosts Stephen Henderson and Christy McDonald explore the topic of education in Detroit during this special American Black Journal and One Detroit Roadshow.

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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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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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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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6/11/17: 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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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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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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5/7/17: 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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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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4/2/17: Detroit Public Schools Community District / Mass Incarceration

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On the next American Black Journal, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather is here to talk about the DPSCD programs and initiatives that took place during her tenure. Episode 4525.

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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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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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1/1/17: The Best of American Black Journal in 2016

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Stephen looks back at some of his memorable guests and segments on the show in 2016. Episode 4513.

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