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4/24/16: Willie Horton Field of Dreams / Regional Transit Authority

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Detroit Tigers legend Willie Horton joins us to discuss his newest honor. Ep 4429.

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3/27/16: Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan / Major General Gwendolyn Bingham

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N. Charles Anderson joins us to discuss The Urban League of Detroit’s special milestone anniversary. We’ll also meet Major General Gwendolyn Bingham - a woman who broke numerous gender barriers in the U.S. Army. Episode 4425.

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3/20/16: DPS Interim Superintendent / “Writing my Wrongs”

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We meet Alycia Meriweather, DPS’ new interim superintendent; Shaka Senghor discusses his new book, "Writing my Wrongs." Episode 4424.

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11/22/15: College Campus Racism Protests / Black Friday “Black Out On The Avenue”

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College students are protesting racism on campuses across the country, following the incidents at the University of Missouri. We’ll hear from the University of Michigan about its plan to get in front of the issue and address diversity and racial equity on campus. Plus, a local event that encourages shoppers to support black businesses in Detroit on Black Friday. Episode 4408.

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Ted Talbert Black Film Festival Scholarships

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The Ted Talbert Black Film Festival Scholarship helps young people achieve their goals for filmmaking.

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9/20/15: MMSDC President / Men’s Empowerment Conference in Detroit

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We meet the new head of an organization that promotes the development of minority businesses and helps them secure contracts. Plus, a local church hosts a conference aimed at empowering men with the skills to succeed in life. And, we’ll meet an American Graduate Champion who’s helping young women transition from high school to college. Episode 4342.

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9/6/15: STEM Education / Detroit Head Start Learning Network

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A Detroit high school is making a huge investment toward educating its students for the careers of the future. We talk about the commitment by U of D Jesuit High School and Academy to provide a quality education in science and technology for our next generation of leaders. Plus, we hear about expanded efforts to provide early childhood learning for low-income families in Detroit. Episode 4340.

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7/19/15: Detroit 1967 Project / Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc.

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As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Detroit Riots, we look ahead to the massive community engagement project that’s being planned for the 50th anniversary in 2017. The head of the Detroit Historical Society joins us with the details. Plus, we learn about two local organizations that are preparing Detroit youth for successful futures. Episode 4333.

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7/12/15: The State of the Black Child in Detroit / B.A.L.L. Foundation Basketball Camp / Racquet Up Detroit

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The state of the black child in Detroit is at risk because of poverty and limited access to early childhood education and other services. We talk about efforts to improve the quality of life for young children and their families. Plus, we tell you about two local sports programs that are providing Detroit youth with a life-changing experience. Episode 4332.

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7/5/15: Forgotten Harvest 25th Anniversary / Child Author Eden Comer / Nick Cave Exhibit

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Nearly 1 in 5 people in metro Detroit faces hunger every day. For the past 25 years, Forgotten Harvest has rescued food to feed the hungry. We hear about the organization’s innovative approach to fighting hunger and poverty. Plus, we’ll meet a local, young author who published her first book at the age of eleven. And we get a peek at artist Nick Cave’s bold new exhibit at Cranbrook Art Museum.

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6/10/15: Best of American Black Journal

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Every week, we bring you interviews and stories that are inspiring, educational or entertaining. We tackle the issues and topics that matter to our community, and we explore the traditions and achievements of African-Americans. On this special edition of American Black Journal, we give  you another look at some of our recent conversations. Episode 4328.

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5/10/15: Super Business Girl / McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

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Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur – 12-year-old Asia Newson – joins us to discuss her company, her latest business ventures, and how she is helping Detroit youth. Plus, McDonald’s kicks off a concert tour featuring a lineup of powerhouse gospel talent, all in an effort to raise awareness of a charity that helps local families. Episode 4325.

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4/26/15: Advice for Entrepreneurs / Children’s Literacy & Healthy Eating

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Detroit is fast becoming a popular city for entrepreneurs to set up shop. With national small business week just around the corner, we’ll get some helpful advice on how entrepreneurs – especially minorities and women – can grow their businesses. Plus, we’ll tell you about a movement to improve literacy and healthy eating habits among Detroit’s children. Episode 4323.

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February 1, 2015: First Black Miss USA / McDonald’s Black History Art Contest

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It was 25 years ago when Detroiter Carole Gist made history as the first African-American woman to win the Miss USA Pageant. She joins us to talk about that groundbreaking moment and her advice for young women hoping to follow in her footsteps. Plus, McDonald’s is calling on local high school students to show off their creativity. Episode 4315.

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January 25, 2015: SphinxCON / Kiwanis Clubs Celebrate Centennial

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The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization continues its efforts to bring more diversity to the performing arts – especially classical music. We talk about their upcoming national conference and the search for solutions. Plus, the Kiwanis Club, an international organization that serves children and communities, comes home to where it all started to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Episode 4314.

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