American Black Journal Show Notes

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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5/13/18: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses / Twisted Storytellers Podcast

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A national education program is helping small business owners in the Detroit area grow their companies and create jobs in the community. We'll talk about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Episode 4625.

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5/6/18: Flint Water Crisis / National Small Business Week

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver sits down with Stephen to talk about her city's ongoing water crisis, four years after the city's water source was switched to the Flint River, resulting in lead-tainted drinking water. Episode 4624.

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4/29/18: American Black Journal 50th Anniversary

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Four of the show's former hosts sit down to reminisce about their experiences on the program, the issues and topics they covered, and the importance of giving a voice to the African American community following the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. Episode 4623.

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4/22/18: Racial Attacks / National Donate Life & Minority Health Month

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Stephen sits down with the president of the Detroit NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony, to talk about the recent events involving racial profiling and attacks on Black men, including the arrests of two men at a Starbucks store and a local teen who was shot at by a homeowner after knocking on his door to get directions. Episode 4622.

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4/15/18: Bookstock 2018 / The Milestones Agency

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If it's April, it must be time for the annual Bookstock event that raises money for literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. We'll get details on this year's sale featuring over 300,000 donated books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and vinyl records. Episode 4621.

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American Black Journal | The Plot To Kill King, Cass Tech Scholarships

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American Black Journal delves into the decades long belief by some that Dr. King's assassination was the result of a government plot. And a Detroit entrepreneur gives back to his alma mater Cass Technical High School by awarding scholarships.

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4/1/18: Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker, "Tell Them We Are Rising"

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As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of American Black Journal, we'll have a special, in-depth conversation with award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Episode ABJ 4619.

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3/25/18: Denise Nicholas / State of the Civil Rights Movement

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Detroit-born actress, activist and author Denise Nicholas receives a National Living Legend Award in Detroit. Plus, two national civil rights experts give their perspectives on the civil rights struggle in this country 50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode 4618.

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3/18/18: Robin Hood Foundation / Small Business Workshop

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On the next American Black Journal, author, social advocate and Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore sits down with Stephen to talk about the fight to alleviate poverty and his best-selling book about the line between success and failure in our communities. Episode 4617.

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Broadcast Information

American Black Journal is a part of

One Detroit - Detroit Public TV

 

American Black Journal is Funded by

DTE Energy Foundation

 

Ford Motor Company Fund

 

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