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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul and Detroit Icon, Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.


On the next American Black Journal, we'll get a preview of the 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Quicken Loans over the Labor Day weekend.  Stephen gets all the information you need  -- from this year's artist lineup to the economic impact on...

One Detroit Op-Ed | Finley: Media must look to itself to restore trust

MiWeek contributor and Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley writes: “No one in our profession can say with a straight face that we cover Donald Trump the same way we have past presidents. We are not only giving him more scrutiny — rightly so — but we are making more mistakes in our haste to discredit him. Our accuracy ratings have fallen as we turn to poorly vetted anonymous sources and repeat every rumor that fits the narrative that Trump is a disaster.”

What does diversity in the media mean? NABJ attendees weigh in

In early August, over 3,000 journalists from all over the country came to Detroit to attend this year’s NABJ Convention. What did journalists have to say about the state of diversity in the media? One Detroit’s Will Glover took to the convention floor to find out.

PBS NEWSHOUR | The U.S. needs more home care workers. Is this the solution?

America’s home care shortage is critical, and growing. The industry’s shortage seems to be driven by low wages, few benefits and a lack of respect for workers, 90 percent of whom are women. Would giving them more responsibilities and more training help workers earn more? In the second part of reporting by PBS Newshour, economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at whether there is a solution.

8/12/18: National Association of Black Journalists Town Hall Forum

NABJ "DIVERSITY IN THE D" TOWN HALL FORUM- Highlights from the National Association of Black Journalists' town hall meeting on diversity and trust in the media. Stephen was a panelist, along with Marla Drutz (WDIV-TV 4), Karen Hudson Samuels (WGPR-TV 62...

Highlights from the Michigan primaries

The 2018 Michigan Primaries are over. In its wake are some upsets, some surprises, and potentially, a recount? Check out some of the highlights from DPTV and our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.

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