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4/14/19: American Black Journal – Every School Day Counts Detroit / The Black Knight

The Every School Day Counts Detroit campaign is part of a national initiative to combat chronic student absences, which tend to peak after spring break. The campaign includes a citywide student-to-student “challenge” demonstrating reasons to be engaged and present at school. Plus, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and her father Clifford talk with Stephen about Clifford’s new autobigraphy detailing the segregation and other struggles he experienced at West Point and in the Army.

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3/31/19: American Black Journal – Detroit Mortgages / Black Chefs

On the next American Black Journal, a Detroit Free Press analysis of mortgage data shows a small number of Blacks are getting mortgages in Detroit. We’ll talk about the racial disparities in lending and the state of the mortgage market in the city. Plus, two local African-American chefs join Stephen to talk about the impact of Detroit’s burgeoning restaurant scene on Black-owned restaurants.

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3/24/19: American Black Journal – Detroit Economic Growth Corporation / Bookstock 2019

On the next American Black Journal, the new CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Kevin Johnson, talks with Stephen about his vision and priorities for driving investment, creating jobs and growing Detroit’s economy. Plus, we’ll get details on the Detroit-area’s largest used book and media sale that’s raising money for local education and literacy projects.

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Savion Glover | Extended Interview

In this Web Exclusive extended interview, we hear more from world renown tap dancer Savion Glover. He talks more about his career, his Detroit workshops, and the art and future of tap dancing.

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