The Islandview community continues its annual tradition in the hopes of eradicating gun violence and honoring the lives lost.
6/20/19: DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti / NSO Homeless Campus / Term Limits / Detroit Tigers Photographer
As the school year comes to a close, Christy talks with Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti about student achievement, teacher negotiations, and the physical condition of school buildings.
On the next American Black Journal, A new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum focuses on the Negro Leagues' professional baseball team, the Detroit Stars. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the team, which featured...
Christy, Nolan and Stephen talk about some of the week’s biggest headlines, including the Detroit Police Department’s handling of a disruption by a neo-Nazi group during the Motor City Pride LGBTQ weekend celebration. The team also discusses the controversy over the possible closing of Benton Harbor’s only high school, which would send 700 students to neighboring districts.
6/16/19: American Black Journal – National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame / Juneteenth at the Wright Museum
The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame gears up for a weekend of activities in Detroit on June 21-23, including its 8th annual Induction Ceremony.
The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, streamed live from the MotorCity Casino Hotel by Detroit Public TV on Monday, June 10 at 12:30pm ET.
Wayne County Exec. Warren Evans Congratulates American Black Journal for 50 years of Community Service
This week, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans recognized American Black Journal’s legacy and contributions to public affairs programming.
6/6/19: One Detroit – Skilled Trades Training Center / Flint Water Crisis / Charter Commission / Rebel Nell
As the Detroit Charter Commission comes under fire for chaos at its meetings, One Detroit gives community organizer Latoya Morgan a chance to explain her stance on the controversy in this special commentary.
“Hydroponic agriculture is really the next level technique where you’re growing in an area where there’s no soil available or where the soil’s highly contaminated,” farmhand Allie Mason said, “It’s an excellent solution when you’re living in a highly urban setting to be able to grow hydroponically and not only are we growing hydroponically but vertically so we’re maximizing the use of space.”
On the next American Black Journal, Stephen is at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference for a wide-ranging interview with Democratic political strategist and Fox News contributor Donna Brazile.
The Islandview community aims to empower youth entrepreneurs to chase their dreams with a new program
Stephen Henderson interviews Bridgett M Davis, author of the non-fiction book. Plus, Cyrus Tetteh, a photographer captures portraits of Detroit natives for a city project. Episode 4726