American Black Journal, 2014 Episode List

Episode 4210: A Conversation with Dave Bing

On American Black Journal, our guest is former Detroit mayor, Dave Bing. Episode 4210. Original air date: 1/5/14.

 

Episode 4211: Walt Douglas: The Activist

We talk with Detroit businessman, Walt Douglas, about his new book that chronicles his life as a community activist and award-winning auto dealer. Episode 4211. Original air date: 1/12/14.

 

Episode 4212: Dr. King’s Dream: How Far Have We Come?

We reflect on the work of Dr. King and discuss the efforts to further his vision. Episode 4212. Original air date: 1/19/14.

 

Episoe 4213: Institute for Population Health / Downtown Boxing Youth Program

Loretta Davis of Institute for Population Health; Khali Sweeney of Downtown Boxing Gym. Original air date: 1/26/14.

 

Episode 4214: Detroit’s Entertainment Roots

The nation's first black-owned TV station; Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Little Willie John. Original air date: 2/2/14.

 

Episode 4215: Black History Month at the Wright Museum / Chasing Crows: A True Detroit Success Story

Learn more about special programming at the Charles H. Wright Museum. We hear the inspiring story of motivational speaker, Kevin Brown. Episode 4215. Original air date: 2/9/14.

 

Episode 4216: Have Faith in Heart Campaign / Pretty Brown Girl Movement

Have Faith in Heart Campaign; Pretty Brown Girl Movement. Episode 4216. Original air date: 2/16/14.

 

Episode 4217: Mandela Memories / Sisters Code

Remembering Nelson Mandela; local organization inspires women to enter technology field. Episode 4217. Original air date: 2/23/14.

 

Episode 4218: Crusader for Justice: A Conversation with Judge Damon Keith

An in-depth conversation with the renowned federal judge who has delivered landmark rulings on civil rights. Episode 4218. Original air date: 3/23/14.

 

Episode 4219: GreatSchoolsDetroit.org / Belle Isle Park

Detroit parents now have a new tool to help them make a quality school choice for their children: “greatschoolsdetroit.org.” Plus, what changes can we expect to see on Belle Isle this summer? We’ll talk with the new managers of Detroit’s island gem. Episode 4219. Original air date: 3/30/14.

 

Episode 4220: Detroit’s Talented Youth

Meet two students who are leading the way as role models for young black males in Detroit. Original air date: 4/3/14.

 

Episode 4221: Vista Maria & Human Trafficking / Detroit City Chess Club

Human trafficking is on the rise in Michigan. Detroit City Chess Club. Episode 4221. Original air date: 4/13/14.

 

Episode 4222: Foster Care Awareness Month / Project Healthy Living

Thousands of Michigan children who have suffered from neglect, abuse, or loss depend upon foster care parents to give them a loving home. We'll talk with the Children's Center about the issues surrounding foster care and the need to recruit more families to take care of these at-risk kids. Plus, United Health Organization is working to make the region healthier. Episode 4222. Original air date: 4/20/14.

 

Episode 4223: Detroit Future City / Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair Urban Agriculture Scholarship

What are the next steps for the comprehensive strategic plan for Detroit's future? We'll talk with Detroit Future City Executive Director, Ken Cockrel Jr., about the projects and priorities for his team over the next two years. Plus, we'll tell you how local kids can win scholarships at this year's Michigan State Fair. Original air date: 4/27/14.

 

Episode 4224: The NBA and Racism / The Sphinx Organization and Inclusion

We talk with two Detroit sports journalists about the fallout from the racist remarks made by L.A. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Plus, Sphinx Organization founder, Aaron Dworkin, joins us to talk about his efforts to get more diversity in classical music. Episode 4224. Original air date: 5/4/14.

 

Episode 4225: Coleman A. Young Foundation / One Day in Detroit

Hundreds of young people have become successful college graduates thanks to Detroit's first black mayor. We'll talk with the Executive Director of the Coleman A. Young Foundation. Plus, hundreds of Detroiters get a chance to tell their own stories about their city through the lens of a video camera. We'll tell you about a project that documents one day in Detroit. Original air date: 5/11/14.

 

Episode 4226: Ford Freedom Award / African Liberation Day

Two big events are coming up this week in Detroit to celebrate African American achievement and the African experience. This week on American Black Journal we will tell you about the extraordinary heroes receiving this year's Ford Freedom Award. Plus, we'll hear about the local activities planned for African Liberation Day. Original air date: 5/18/14.

 

Episode 4227: Brown vs. Board of Education / “Belle”

We discuss equal educational opportunities for blacks with Detroit NAACP President, Rev. Wendell Anthony. Plus, we discuss the groundbreaking movie, "Belle." Episode 4227. Original air dateL 5/25/14.

 

Episode 4228: Fatherhood and Mentorship / Finding a Committed Mate

In honor of Father's Day, we take a look at fatherhood, mentorship, and developing healthy relationships. Episode 4228. Original air date: 6/15/14.

 

Episode 4229: Celebrating Black Music Month with Regina Carter

Native Detroiter and jazz violinist, Regina Carter, joins us to discuss her career and sample her new album, "Southern Comfort." Plus, Kim Coleman takes a look back at African-American life in Detroit. Original air date: 6/22/14.

 

Episode 4230: Detroit Blight Removal / Grace Lee Boggs

We take a look at recommendations of the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force. Plus, a first look at the new PBS documentary inspired by Detroit activist, Grace Lee Boggs. Original air date: 6/29/14.

 

Episode 4231: 1964 Freedom Summer / ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

We talk with two local men who took participated in the historic 1964 Freedom Summer Project; thousands of Detroiters prepare to show their community pride; and Ken Coleman looks back at some important black history moments. Original air date: 7/6/14.

 

Episode 4232: National Underground Railroad Conference / Bridging Lost Gaps

The National Underground Railroad Conference comes to Detroit for the first time; young Detroiter inspires other black males to get a college education; Ken Coleman shares this week's black history moments. Original air date: 7/13/14.

 

Episode 4233: Childhood Development / The Success of White Construction

A look at the state of childhood development in Michigan; the challenges and successes of a local entrepreneur; "On This Day Detroit" with Ken Coleman. Original air date: 7/20/14.

 

Episode 4234: M-1 Rail Streetcar Project / Life Remodeled Cody Project

Construction for the M-1 Rail Streetcar Project to begin soon; Non-profit group, "Life Remodeled" renews hope at Cody High School; Ken Coleman looks back Detroit black history. Episode 4234. Original air date: 7/27/14.

 

Episode 4235: Housing Discrimination / Sunrise on the Detroit River

We discuss discrimination in the housing market, and a local judge showcases Detroit's beauty. Episode 4235. Original air date: 8/3/14.

 

Episode 4236: 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

The world's largest, free jazz festival is turning 35 years old this year - and they're celebrating with us! Episode 4236. Original air date: 8/24/14.

 

Episode 4237: Lessons Learned from Ferguson

An in-depth look at the aftermath, issues, and questions surrounding the death of Michael Brown, and unarmed black teenager, at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Episode 4237. Original air date: 8/31/14. 

 

Episode 4238: Mental Health & the Black Community / Detroit Rescue Mission

We discuss mental illness; the Detroit Rescue Mission celebrates a major milestone; and Ken Coleman shares Detroit black history. Episode 4238. Original air date: 9/14/14. 

 

Episode 4301: Domestic Violence & The NFL / Focus: HOPE’s 40th Annual Walk

Our guests evaluate how the NFL has handled recent domestic violence cases, and share things we can do to help break the cycle of abuse; local non-profit Focus: HOPE challenges metro Detroiters to “Walk the Walk." Plus, Ken Coleman takes a look at some important moments in Detroit's black history. Episode 4301. Original air date: 9/28/14.

 

Episode 4302: The HistoryMakers / Journey to Success Program

We meet three Detroiters who are being celebrated as African-American HistoryMakers: Martha Reeves, Mel Farr, and George Shirley. Plus, Vista Maria, a local organization that provides hope and healing to young women, is now helping youth succeed in schools and in their chosen careers. We’re joined by Greg Everett, Journey to Success Program Director, and Gary Payne and Elsie Soto, Journey to Success participants. Also, Ken Coleman presents a new segment of “On This Day Detroit.” Epiosde 4302. Original air date: 10/5/14.

 

Episode 4303: Death of a King: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley

Television and radio host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss his new book, “Death of a King.” Episode 4303. Original air date: 10/12/14. 

 

Episode 4304: University of Detroit Mercy / National Association of Health Services Executives

We talk with the president of University of Detroit Mercy about the exciting changes taking place on and around campus. Plus, check up on the condition of healthcare for minorities. And Ken Coleman shares important moments in Detroit’s black history. Episode 4304. Original air date: 10/19/14. 

 

Episode 4305: Motown the Musical

It’s the music that took the world by storm, and now Detroit’s Motown sound is being celebrated on stage in “Motown the Musical.” Episode 4305. Original air date: 10/26/14.

 

Episode 4306: Ebola Epidemic / Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

A member of Deroit’s Liberian community talks about the devastating impact of the ebola epidemic on his home country and family. Also, the new president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation joins us to discuss his vision. Episode 4306. Original air date: 11/2/14. 

 

Episode 4307: A Conversation with Wayne County Executive-elect Warren Evans

We talk with Wayne County Executive-elect Warren Evans. Episode 4307. Original air date: 11/9/14.

 

Episode 4308: Emerging from Bankruptcy / UAW – Ford Initiatives

What’s ahead for Detroiters now that the city is emerging from a historic bankruptcy filing? UAW-Ford honors employees for giving back to the community. Episode 4308. Original air date: 11/16/14.

 

Episode 4309: Minority Business Access Fund / “Hello My Name is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.”

There’s a new pool of money available to help minority-owned businesses in Detroit and southeast Michigan stay afloat. We’ll talk with the creator of the $100 Minority Business Access Fund. Plus, there’s a new resource to help young girls and women of color who may be struggling with insecurities and self-esteem issues. We talk with the author of “Hello My Name is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.” Episode . Original air date: 11/23/14. 

 

Episode 4310: A Conversation with Kevyn Orr

An in-depth conversation with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Episode 4310. Original air date: 12/28/14.

 

 

 
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