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FORCE Detroit Discusses Creative Solutions to Gun Violence in Communities of Color

FORCE Detroit Director Alia Harvey Quinn joins “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson for an in-depth conversation about how communities of color are affected in the aftermath of violent gun crimes. Plus, she talks about building relationships and establishing a new normal for those likely to be involved in violent crimes. 

6/20/2022: One Detroit – Fiddler on the Roof, Charles H. Wright, Velvet Peanut Butter, Aaron Lewys

The University of Michigan, University Musical School and The Philadelphia Orchestra team up to bring a unique 'Fiddler on the Roof' concert performance to the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Then, explore the life and legacy of Dr. Charles H. Wright, founder of the Museum of African American History. Plus, from "Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City," viewers take a nostalgic trip back to learn about the rise and fall of the Velvet Peanut Butter company. In closing, singer/songwriter Aaron Lewys performs his song "Stop Wasting My Time" for Detroit Performs: Live From Marygrove.

‘Boys Come First’: Aaron Foley’s Debut Novel Follows Three Millennial Gay Black Friends in Detroit 

What does it look like on the inside of a friendship between three millennial gay Black friends in Detroit? In recognition of Pride Month, producer AJ Walker sits down with journalist and author Aaron Foley to talk about his new novel, including the controversial social, political and humanistic topics he covers and what he believes makes his characters different than those in other novels.


6/23/2022: One Detroit – Detroit Creatives

This week, One Detroit compiles a "Best of" episode featuring Detroit creatives. Producer AJ Walker talks with author Aaron Foley about his debut novel, "Boys Come First," which follows three Black gay millennial men maneuvering through their 30s in Detroit. Then, producer Eden Sabolboro talks with artist Sterling Toles about a new spring 2022 exhibit focused on Black artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. Plus, One Detroit revisits a conversation with the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist, Detroit artist and educator Shirley Woodson.

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6/21/22: American Black Journal – Reducing Gun Violence and Crime in Communities of Color

This week, American Black Journal exa the efforts in Detroit to reduce gun violence and crime. We’ll take you to this year’s “Silence the Violence” march on Detroit’s east side. Then, host Stephen Henderson talks with the director of FORCE Detroit, a non-profit focused on building a safer Detroit. Plus, we’ll air a portion of Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James White’s conversation with Stephen at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference, focusing on gun violence, crime and policing in the city.

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4/07/22: COVID313 – Special Education, Mental Health, COVID-19 Case Update

The COVID313 Town Hall takes a look at the social, emotional, behavioral and educational impacts of COVID-19 on special education students. Then, the Detroit Health Department gives an update on COVID-19 case rates, new variants and vaccines. Plus, the town hall talks about the pandemic's affect on workers' mental health.

5/31/22: American Black Journal – Mental Health Awareness in the Black Church

"American Black Journal" continues its "Black Church in Detroit" series with a candid conversation about mental health in the Black church. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes examines the Black church's role in helping congregants with mental health issues and why it's important for pastors to practice self-care too. 

Black Museums, Historical Institutions Host National Virtual Juneteenth Celebration 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History President and CEO Neil Barclay joins "American Black Journal" host Stephen Henderson to share how his museum plans to celebrate the nation’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, and how the museum will be involved in the "We the People" national virtual program with other Black museums and historical institutions.

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