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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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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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9/3/17: Hatred in America / "139 Square Miles" Report

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After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, how does the nation move forward? We'll have a frank conversation about hatred, racism and anger. Episode 4545.

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8/6/17: Minority Donor Awareness Week / Detroit Revitalization Fellows

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On the next American Black Journal: More than half of the people on organ donation waiting lists are people of color. We'll talk about efforts to increase the number of African American organ and tissue donors. Also, details on a program that is attracting and retaining professionals to assist in Detroit's resurgence. Plus, teachers go to class to learn how to relate better to their multicultura

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American Black Journal Roadshow: Detroit 1967 and Today

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Tune in to American Black Journal Wednesday, 7/26 at 7pm ET to watch the American Black Journal Roadshow: Detroit 1967 and Today

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6/25/17: Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti on DPSCD / Detroit 67: Perspectives

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The new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, talks with Stephen Henderson about his priorities for the district, teachers, academics and student enrollment. Episode 4536.

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Motown the Musical / Human Trafficking

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Legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy returns to Detroit for "Motown The Musical," the stage production about his storied life. Episode 4528.

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4/16/17: The Intersection / Bookstock 2017

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A year-long media project looking at the social and economic conditions that sparked the 1967 Detroit uprising is released as a book. Episode 4527.

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4/2/17: Detroit Public Schools Community District / Mass Incarceration

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On the next American Black Journal, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather is here to talk about the DPSCD programs and initiatives that took place during her tenure. Episode 4525.

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9/27/15: My Brother’s Keeper in Detroit / Detroit Neighborhoods

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Detroit’s efforts to support boys and young men of color in the community takes another step forward. We talk about the action plan to connect young men to Detroit’s new economy. Plus, we’ll get the latest on the city of Detroit’s strategies to stabilize and improve neighborhoods. We also take a special look at the city’s historic Conant Gardens area. Episode 4343.

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3/12/17: Flint Water Crisis Report / Head Start Innovation Fund

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A comprehensive report by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission indicates race played a role in the Flint water crisis. Episode 4522.

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1/1/17: The Best of American Black Journal in 2016

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Stephen looks back at some of his memorable guests and segments on the show in 2016. Episode 4513.

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12/25/16: Mayor Karen Weaver / Rhodes Scholar Aaron Robertson

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Flint mayor Karen Weaver joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about the water crisis in her city. Episode 4512.

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