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9/11/16: Hot Topics Roundtable / Dave Bing Future Leader Award Winner

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Our panel tackles some of the topics impacting the Black community: Donald Trump’s visit to a Black church in Detroit, NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, and the firestorm created by actor/director Nate Parker’s rape case 17 years ago.

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8/28/16: 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival comes to downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We get the details on this year's world-class lineup of performers. Episode 4447.

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Men of Courage / Summer Youth Festival

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Ford Motor Company has launched an initiative aimed at helping to change the perception of black men in society. Plus, more than 500 Detroit youth will display their artistic talents. Episode 4444.

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7/17/16: United We Stand Sculpture / Black History Maker

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On the next American Black Journal, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History prepares to unveil a landmark sculpture commemorating the 1967 riots. Episode 4441.

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7/3/16: 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.

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Poverty, Prison & Delinquency / Earn + Learn Program

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We look at the connection between children who grew up poor and end up incarcerated. We also discuss a program that helps former inmates, minority males, and the chronically unemployed find work. Ep 4438.

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11/13/16: Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit / National Apprenticeship Week

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On the next American Black Journal, Stephen talks with a leading African American CEO about the outlook for Black business owners in Michigan, and he'll offer some advice on succeeding as an entrepreneur.

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11/20/16: Harassment & Bias Incidents in Michigan Schools / U of M Diversity Initiative

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The country experiences a spike in harassment and bias incidents following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President.

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Focus: HOPE / Cleary University in Detroit

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Stephen talks with the new CEO of the nationally renown human rights organization, Focus: HOPE. Plus, a new partnership between a university and a Detroit church results in a new option for higher education in the heart of the inner city. Episode 4508.

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12/4/16: The Carr Center 25th Anniversary / Hope Starts Here: Detroit's Early Childhood Partnership

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A creative hub of African American cultural arts in the heart of Detroit celebrates a milestone anniversary and the appointment of jazz great Geri Allen as its artistic director. Plus, a citywide call to action to strengthen early childhood services in Detroit, led by two national foundations. Episode 4509.

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1/15/17: Men of Courage / 2016 NEIdeas Winners

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Ford Motor Company encourages African-American men across the country to make the MLK holiday a Day of Action in the fight for economic and social change. Plus, we meet some of the small businesses that won last year's NEIdeas Challenge. Episode 4515.

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2/19/17: Tuskegee Airmen / Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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One of the original Tuskegee Airmen, 94-year-old Frederick Henry, Sr., talks with Stephen about how the unit helped pave the way for full integration of the U.S military. Episode 4519.

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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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3/19/17: Detroit School Closings / Economic Development in Detroit

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A local organization focuses on empowering residents to become self-reliant problem solvers who build up their own communities. Episode 4523.

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3/26/17: 100 Years of Progress? / Grants for Detroit Community Leaders

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We get details on a groundbreaking new project that will trace the progress of African Americans in Michigan from 1915 to the present. Episode 4524.

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