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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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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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2/18/18: 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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2/25/18: 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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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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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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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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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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7/2/17: Hot Topics: President Trump & Police Shootings

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As Donald Trump nears the 6-month mark of his presidency, we reconvene a special roundtable of guests to talk about his policies so far and the impact on minorities. Episode 4537.

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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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10/9/16: National Museum of African American History / DPS Foundation

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We talk about America's newest cultural attraction, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Plus, the DPS Foundation honors champions of education, while raising money for students. Episode 4501.

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9/25/16: Paradise Valley / "Poison on Tap"

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We talk with two people involved in the redevelopment of the Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District. Plus, a new book provides the first comprehensive look at the Flint water crisis. Episode 4439.

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Detroit Entrepreneurs / 1963 Civil Rights March Banner

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We get some expert advice on starting and growing a business. Plus, a Detroit woman donates a piece of her history to the National Museum of African American history in Washington.

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