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African-American Family Book Expo / Sphinx Competition

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An upcoming book expo is hoping to increase literacy in the city by celebrating reading and African American authors. Plus, a special report on an African-American violinist who is taking the classical music world by storm. Episode 4614.

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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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Detroit Public Television Honors Black History Month with a Variety of Programming Throughout February

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Detroit Public Television is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!

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1/28/18: Detroit Homeless Continuum of Care / Equitable Development Initiative

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Detroit non-profit organizations that assist the homeless launch a new approach at getting people off the streets and into shelters and housing. Episode 4612.

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1/21/18: Reformed: Memoir of a Juvenile Killer / John W. Barfield Interview

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On the next American Black Journal, we'll have the incredible story of Mario Bueno, who turned his life around after a childhood filled with drug abuse, violence and a prison sentence for killing a drug dealer at the age of 16. Episode 4611.

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1/14/18: MLK Day at the Wright Museum / Hate Crimes Rise

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he Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting a commemorative breakfast and daylong celebration for the Martin Luther King holiday. We'll get the details on the family friendly activities and special guests at the event. Episode 4610.

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1/7/18: William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center / Family Health Fair and Taste Fest

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A Detroit museum dedicated to the country's first Black owned-and-operated television station, WGPR-TV 62, is celebrating its 1st anniversary with a public event on Martin Luther King Day. Episode 4609.

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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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12/10/17: Motor City Re-Store / Mend on the Move

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The first round of matching grants in the new Motor City Re-Store program has been announced. More than 40 Detroit business owners will get financial assistance to make exterior improvements to their businesses. Episode 4605.

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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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Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET

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