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American Black Journal Episode List

2/2/20: American Black Journal – ACE Petroleum / Urban Alliance-Detroit

2/2/20: American Black Journal – ACE Petroleum / Urban Alliance-Detroit

Stephen talks with the African-American businessman who made history by signing a multi-million dollar contract with the City of Detroit to provide fuel for the city’s fleet of vehicles. And, a national non-profit organization is putting young people to work and helping them learn how to become self-sufficient.

12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

Our special roundtable guests take on some of the stories in 2019 that had a significant impact on African Americans. We’ll talk about President Trump’s impeachment, the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, and the digital divide.

12/15/19: American Black Journal – Preserving Black Spaces / Shrine of the Black Madonna

12/15/19: American Black Journal – Preserving Black Spaces / Shrine of the Black Madonna

Stephen talks with marketing specialist Eric Thomas about his recent Detroit Free Press guest  column on the need to preserve Black spaces in Detroit as the city continues to go through a major transformation. Plus, we’ll get an advance look at the redevelopment plans for Detroit’s historic Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore & Cultural Center.

12/8/19: American Black Journal – Detroit Youth Choir / DAPCEP

12/8/19: American Black Journal – Detroit Youth Choir / DAPCEP

Stephen talks with Detroit Youth Choir Manager LaVell Nero, Theater Coach Kyle Sammy, and DYC member Imari Carl about the group’s sudden rise to fame as runners up on “America’s Got Talent.” We’ll hear what’s next for the choir. Plus, we’ll learn what’s new for students enrolled in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program — or DAPCEP — as they explore the STEM careers of the future.

10/20/19: American Black Journal – MDOT / High Demand Occupations

10/20/19: American Black Journal – MDOT / High Demand Occupations

Stephen talks with Paul Ajegba, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, about the condition of state roads, transportation funding, his first year in the position, and the MDOT jobs outlook. Plus, we’ll continue our conversation about workforce development by taking a closer look at some of the in demand careers over the next seven years.

10/13/19: American Black Journal – Livernois Avenue Construction / Cliff Russell Tribute Dinner

10/13/19: American Black Journal – Livernois Avenue Construction / Cliff Russell Tribute Dinner

Small business owners on Livernois Avenue in Detroit have been struggling to keep their doors open as they wait out a major streetscape construction project. Stephen talks with two business owners and City of Detroit executive Arthur Jemison about the impact and what the city is doing to assist the businesses. Plus, the late journalist and former Detroit Black Journal host Cliff Russell is being honored at a tribute dinner given by the Black Historic Sites Committee of the Detroit Historical Society. We’ll hear from Cliff’s family members and the hosts of the event.