Category: American Black Journal

12/09/18: American Black Journal – Black Bottom Historical Marker / “Junior”

On the next American Black Journal, community input is being sought on the placement and content for a Michigan Historical Marker in Detroit’s former Black Bottom neighborhood. The area was home to several African-American businesses, social institutions and nightclubs until it was demolished to make way for the Chrysler Freeway and Lafayette Park in the early 1960’s. Plus, a Detroit-based filmmaker’s short film about bullying, titled “Junior,” has gone viral and earned an award for its young lead actor from Detroit.

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12/02/18: American Black Journal – Motor City Match / Mario Moore

Detroit’s small business funding initiative, “Motor City Match,” announces its latest round of winners who will share in a $500,000 cash award.  Stephen talks with one of the latest awardees, a previous winner whose business is up and running, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s VP of Small Business Services.  Plus, a Detroit artist uses his experiences as a Black man to create a thought-provoking exhibition using a unique art technique.

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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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