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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Police Chief James White on Violence, Crime and Policing in Detroit

“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson moderates conversation at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James White about violence, crime and policing in Detroit.

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. 

15th Annual Silence the Violence March Rallies to Stop Gun Violence in Detroit 

Producer Marcus Green takes us to the Silence the Violence march and rally on Detroit’s east side, where he hears from participants who gathered to remember victims, and who are calling for a change in gun control laws and violence in America.

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.

6/14/22: American Black Journal – Juneteenth Celebration, BLAC Policy Recommendations, ‘Boys Come First’ Novel

This week, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History CEO Neil Barclay joins host Stephen Henderson to talk about how the museum plans to celebrate Juneteenth. Then, a conversation about 11 new policy recommendations just released by the Black Leadership Advisory Council on reducing racial equity gaps in Michigan. Plus, in recognition of Pride Month, producer AJ Walker talks with journalist Aaron Foley about his first novel, “Boys Come First,” a story of three gay Black friends in Detroit.

‘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.

Black Leadership Advisory Council Announces Policy Recommendations to Reduce Racial Equity Gaps in Michigan 

Kim Trent, the deputy director of prosperity for the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), joins “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson to talk about the 11 policy recommendations the Black Leadership Advisory Council (BLAC) recently shared with Gov. Whitmer to reduce racial equity gaps and make Michigan a more inclusive state.

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.

Community Leaders Break Ground on New Centennial Park on Detroit’s West Riverfront

“American Black Journal” producer AJ Walker takes viewers to the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park groundbreaking to hear from the leaders responsible for bringing the park to reality. Plus, Walker takes viewers on a tour of what the park will look like and the activities available for families.

Black Cowboys & Cowgirls: The Cultural History Behind the Black Rodeo

“American Black Journal” guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes sits down with Midwest Invitational Rodeo Founder Nicole Scott and rodeo athlete Staci Russell to explore the rich cultural history of the Black rodeo, a part of Black history that’s rarely told.

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6/07/22: American Black Journal: Midwest Invitational Rodeo, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park, Trumpeter Kris Johnson

6/07/22: American Black Journal: Midwest Invitational Rodeo, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park, Trumpeter Kris Johnson

“American Black Journal” explores a part of Black history rarely told. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with Midwest Invitational Rodeo about the rich cultural history of the Black rodeo. Plus, producer AJ Walker reports on the new Ralph C. Wilson Centennial Park on Detroit’s West Riverfront. And Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Kris Johnson performs an original song.

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Racially Motivated Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting Kills 10, Injures Three

Racially Motivated Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting Kills 10, Injures Three

As the African American community is gripped by another tragic mass shooting, Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony joins “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson to talk about the Buffalo shooting and the gunman’s white supremacist views. Plus, they posit what needs to be done to reduce and eliminate these casualties, including white Americans’ role in addressing racism. 

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Drowning in Dues: The Cost of Water for Communities of Color

Drowning in Dues: The Cost of Water for Communities of Color

“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with We the People of Detroit Co-founder Cecily McClellan and Wayne State University Law Professor Peter Hammer about the rising cost of water in Detroit, looming water shutoffs, and the racial disparities impacting access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water. 

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5/23/22: American Black Journal – Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting, Cost of Water for Communities of Color

5/23/22: American Black Journal – Buffalo Grocery Store Shooting, Cost of Water for Communities of Color

Another racially motivated shooting has rocked Black America. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony about the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, NY that killed 10 African Americans and injured 3 others. Plus, Stephen looks at the rising cost of water and its impact on communities of color with We the People of Detroit co-founder Cecily McClellan and Wayne State law professor Peter Hammer.

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Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Disparities and Stigma in the Black Community

Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Disparities and Stigma in the Black Community

For National Mental Health Awareness Month, host Stephen Henderson talks with Eric Doeh, President & CEO of Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN), about the pandemic’s impact on mental health, the stigma of mental illness in the Black community, economic barriers and health disparities affecting minorities, and access to mental healthcare services. 

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5/10/22: American Black Journal – Bookstock Returns, MOCAD Spring Exhibit, Aaron Lewys Performs

5/10/22: American Black Journal – Bookstock Returns, MOCAD Spring Exhibit, Aaron Lewys Performs

This week, “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson hears about the return of Bookstock, the Detroit-area’s largest used book and media sale, from the charitable event’s organizers and beneficiaries. Producer Eden Sabolboro explores a new spring MOCAD exhibit and the works of Detroit artist Sterling Toles. Plus, singer Aaron Lewys performs his original song “Stop Wasting My Time.”

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MOCAD Launches Spring Exhibit Series Celebrating Black Artistry in Detroit

MOCAD Launches Spring Exhibit Series Celebrating Black Artistry in Detroit

A new exhibit series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) celebrates and uplifts Black artists from Detroit and the works they have created. Producer Eden Sabolboro tells the story of Detroit-native Sterling Toles, whose creative works can be seen on display at MOCAD’s new spring/summer 2022 exhibit series. 

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