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Author: Jonathan Shead

Detroit’s Coalition on Temporary Shelter Nonprofit celebrates 40 years fighting homelessness

Coalition on Temporary Shelter CEO Cheryl Johnson joins “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson for a conversation about how the organization has evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of the community, and how its focus has shifted from not only providing temporary housing solutions, but also offering long-term strategies to help disrupt the cycle of generational poverty.

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Detroit’s citywide community service event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, returns for 16th year

Detroit’s massive, annual community service event, known as “ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day,” returns August 6, 2022. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith about the improvement projects, resource fairs, concerts and art festivals on tap for this year’s event. Plus, a a major collaboration with the Detroit Public School Community District is announced.

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African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s signature summer event, the African World Festival, returns this year to downtown Detroit July 15-17, but this year the festival will be held at a new location: Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson about this year’s activities and what attendees can expect from the family-friendly festival.

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