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11/25/18: American Black Journal – Coleman A. Young / Student Mobility Discussion

On the next American Black Journal, this year marks what would have been Detroit Mayor Coleman Young’s 100th birthday. Stephen talks with the head of the Coleman A. Young Foundation about the Mayor’s legacy, how the foundation is preparing Detroit youth for college and beyond, and an upcoming fundraiser featuring comedian D.L. Hughley. Plus, a special look at the issue of children frequently changing schools in Detroit. We’ll share a portion of a WDET/DPTV public discussion about the causes, consequences and possible solutions.

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11/18/18: American Black Journal – DETROIT WAYNE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY / ALL-STAR GIVEBACK

On the next American Black Journal, the head of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority talks with Stephen about the state of mental health in the region and how his agency is working to provide a holistic approach to the people it serves. Plus, athletes and other celebrities team up to make sure that metro Detroit residents in need have access to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll tell you about the All-Star Giveback taking place in River Rouge.

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11/4/18: American Black Journal – Wayne State University 150th Anniversary / Disability Network/ Goodwill of Greater Detroit

On the next American Black Journal, Detroit’s Wayne State University is celebrating a major milestone as it welcomes a huge, new financial gift from a married couple who are former WSU students. Plus, people with disabilities, senior citizens and veterans work to make sure political candidates hear their concerns this election year. And, the CEO of Goodwill Industries talks with Stephen about how his organization is preparing Detroiters for the workforce.

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10/28/18: American Black Journal P-20 Educational Partnership / Spoken Word Artist

An unprecedented philanthropic commitment by The Kresge Foundation is creating a “cradle-to-college” educational center at Detroit’s Marygrove College. Stephen talks with some of the key partners in this new collaboration. Plus, in a special Detroit Performs report, we meet a spoken word artist who is educating Detroit children on the power of writing and words.

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American Black Journal | Stephen Henderson talks with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg has amassed an impressive resume which includes, film, television, internet projects, and charitable work in the community. He sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson to discuss Redemption of a Dogg, his latest creative venture into the world of musical theatre.

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10/14/18: REDEMPTION OF A DOGG / LITERARY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM (DIA / WRIGHT MUSEUM)

Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg talks with Stephen about his theatrical debut in the stage play, “Redemption of a Dogg,” which features some of his greatest hits. Plus, they talk about Snoop’s 25-year musical career and how the industry has changed. Plus, award-winning author and poet Quincy Troupe stops by to talk about being the featured Literary Artist-in-Residence in a program led by the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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10/7/18: FOCUS: HOPE “MARCH FOR HOPE” / DPS FOUNDATION “CHAMPIONS OF EDUCATION”

Stephen talks with the new CEO of Focus: HOPE, as the non-profit gets ready for its 44th annual March for HOPE. Thousands will march later this month in celebration of unity and the commitment to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice.  Plus, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is honoring the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Educators of the Year at its annual Champions of Education fundraiser. The president of the DPS Foundation shares the details.

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