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Author: Cheryl Jones

7/15/18: National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair

On the next American Black Journal, more than 3,000 journalists, media professionals and students will descend upon Detroit for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair on August 1-5. We’ll get details on the activities and newsmakers coming to town. Plus, we’ll have a frank conversation about the current state — and future outlook — for African American voices in the media. Don’t miss American Black Journal on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and again on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.

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7/12/18: SCOTUS discussion / Anti-gerrymandering campaign / Auto Show

Trump makes his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court in wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, an anti-gerrymandering activists rally outside Deloitte’s Detroit office, the Detroit Auto Show is reportedly moving to June from January in 2020, plus, a program at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital aimed at reducing gun violence in the city, gets national exposure in the L.A. Times. Episode 709

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Mackinac Policy Conference 2018 Sessions On-demand

Detroit Public TV and the Detroit Regional Chamber partner to provide Michigan citizens access to the Mackinac Policy Conference May 30 – June 1, 2018. Coverage featured top-level speakers and insightful panels with statewide business, government and community leaders on-site.

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  • Conservative Supreme Court majority strikes down ban on bump stocks

    The Supreme Court handed down a ruling with major implications for firearm regulations. In a 6-3 decision, the conservative majority found that the government exceeded its authority when it banned bump stocks. The gun accessory allows users to re-engage the trigger continuously, dramatically increasing the rate of fire. Amna Nawaz discussed more with News Hour Supreme Court analyst Marcia Coyle.

  • News Wrap: South Florida cleans up from flooding while bracing for more rain

    In our news wrap Friday, South Florida is hoping for a break from the rain after several days of downpours led to flash flooding, NATO defense ministers approved a plan to provide long-term aid and military training to Ukraine, Muslims started their annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Catholic Bishops apologized to Native American communities for their role in a history of trauma.

  • Phoenix police routinely used excessive force and violated civil rights, DOJ says

    A sweeping new report from the Justice Department reveals a pattern of racism and excessive force at the Phoenix Police Department. The three-year probe followed a series of high-profile incidents of misconduct and one of the highest rates of officer-involved shootings in the country. Amna Nawaz discussed more with Taylor Seely of the Arizona Republic.