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Acclaimed Actor CCH Pounder Discusses Inspiration for Art Exhibit ‘Queen’

Award-winning actor Carol Christine Hilaria (CCH) Pounder is known for her roles in TV and movies, but did you know she's also an avid art collector. Her curated exhibit titled "Queen," a mixed-media exhibit displaying paintings, sculptures and more showcasing Black womanhood, beauty and empowerment, was featured at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum. During the exhibit, One Detroit's Will Glover caught up with CCH to talk about the culmination of her 45 year career as an actor, the inspiration for collecting the artwork in her exhibit, and the growth of Black representation in public art spaces. 

The Highway Toll on People of Color

One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, takes a look at why Detroit's highways are a relic of structural racism, what that means, and what we can do to reckon with the past

ONE DETROIT EPISODES

1/24/22: One Detroit – Albert Kahn, Heidelberg Project, Pandemic Performances, African Drumming

Transport back in time to before Detroit was known as the motor city to learn about the lasting legacy architect Albert Kahn left in Detroit after crafting the Highland Park Ford plant, the Fisher Building and more. Then, One Detroit's Will Glover catches up with the Heidelberg Project, a three-decade long arts project in east Detroit, to hear how the organization continues to fare during COVID. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter shares how performances have changed since the pandemic began, and the importance of art in the human experience. Plus, we end the episode with a special Detroit Performs: Live From Maygrove performance of "Could You Love Me" by local folk artist Matt Watroba.

American Black Journal EPISODES

1/25/22: American Black Journal – Prison Ministries in the Black Church

Host Stephen Henderson continues "The Black Church in Detroit" series with a look at the church's support system for incarcerated men, women and their families. He hears more about the religious services being offered by the prison and jail ministries. Plus, American Black Journal producer AJ Walker visits a Detroit church that's helping exonerated prisoners re-enter society after spending decades behind bars.

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Art for Life’s Sake: Discussing Art’s Importance During the Pandemic with Deborah Rutter

Arts Engine Host and professor of Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Aaron Dworkin sits down with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter to talk about the ways the John F. Kennedy Center has pivoted, with its Couch Concerts and Arms Across America livestreams, to still provide artistic programming during the pandemic. Rutter shares her suggestions for how artists can continue to promote themselves and their work during tumultuous times, as well as her opinions on the responsibility of arts organizations to foster relationships with diverse audiences in their local community.

Shooting Superior Skies: Photographing the Northern Lights

In this Great Lakes Now featured story, viewers get a glimpse into how they can see night sky lights, like the northern lights, the challenges that comes with capturing them, and why Michigan is one of the best states in the lower 48 to see auroras.

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  • Acclaimed Actor CCH Pounder Discusses Inspiration for Art Ex…
    Award-winning actor Carol Christine Hilaria (CCH) Pounder is known for her roles in TV and movies, but did you know she's also an avid art collector. Her curated exhibit titled "Queen," a mixed-media exhibit displaying paintings, sculptures and more showcasing Black womanhood, beauty and empowerment, was featured at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum. During the exhibit, One Detroit's Will Glover caught up with CCH to talk about the culmination of her 45 year career as an actor, the inspiration for collecting the artwork in her exhibit, and the growth of Black representation in public art spaces. [Read Now]
  • Violinist playing with a conductor next to himArt for Life’s Sake: Discussing Art’s Importance…
    Arts Engine Host and professor of Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Aaron Dworkin sits down with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter to talk about the ways the John F. Kennedy Center has pivoted, with its Couch Concerts and Arms Across America livestreams, to still provide artistic programming during the pandemic. Rutter shares her suggestions for how artists can continue to promote themselves and their work during tumultuous times, as well as her opinions on the responsibility of arts organizations to foster relationships with diverse audiences in their local community.[Read Now]
  • Albert KahnRemembering the Legacy Architect Albert Kahn Left in Detroit
    Whether it was the Highland Park Ford plant in 1910 or the Fisher Building in 1928, architect Albert Kahn revolutionized the architecture industry with his large, sweeping designs with lots of open space and his use of ornate artistry like sculptures and bronze work. Detroit Experience Factory Founder and Executive Director Jeanette Pierce, Michigan Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Director Gregory Wittkopp, and President and CEO of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Alan Cobb discuss the lasting legacy Kahn left in the motor city.[Read Now]
  • Heidelberg 3.0: How a Three-Decade Old Arts Project is Survi…
    Will Glover talks with Heidelberg Project president Jenenne Whitfield about how it has grown into an internationally recognized destination for community engaging art installations.[Read Now]
  • Boxing judge raising Black boxer's glove for victoryThe History of Detroit’s Celebrated Boxing Scene
    Detroit’s rich history of boxing around the city has produced numerous champions including Joe Louis, Thomas Hearns and Hilmer Kentry to name a few. Whether at the famous Kronk Gym, where it originally sat on McGraw Avenue in Detroit, or at the city’s Golden Gloves Tournament, Detroit has been a training ground for some of the best amateurs and professionals in the sport of boxing. American Black Journal Producer Marcus Green reports on the sport's early days in Detroit and how it embedded itself into the city’s story.[Read Now]

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