Author: Jonathan Shead

11/30/21: American Black Journal – Womanist Theology

Host Stephen Henderson continues American Black Journal’s yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look at Womanist Theology, a term that refers to an approach to the study of God centered on the experiences and perspectives of African-American women in the United Stated and throughout the diaspora.

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BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

In this country’s origin story, Black Americans were largely restricted from owning guns. Yet, in Detroit today, citizens are increasingly turning to gun ownership for a sense of protection and — sometimes — because of a constitutional right to carry. Residents have become self-reliant and are looking to arm others with gun safety lessons and information about the responsibility of ownership.

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Teachers Talk: How Educators Are Grappling with Shortages, Demands

Teaching has always been a challenging job, but today’s educators are leaving the profession in droves. With fewer educators on deck, districts have been forced to make decisions that have an impact on children’s education. As teachers grapple with some of the most challenging years of their career, providing for children’s academic, social and emotional needs, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sat down with two local teachers to get educated on the challenges they continue to face.

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