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‘7 Mile + Livernois’ DIA exhibit, DABO Community Empowerment Speaker Series | American Black Journal

The exhibit “Tiff Massey: 7 Mile + Livernois” at the Detroit Institute of Arts pays homage to Black Detroiters’ style and culture. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Massey about the sculptures she created to celebrate Black Detroiters. Plus, Detroit Association of Black Organizations’ CEO Rev. Horace Sheffield III shares details about a free Community Empowerment Speaker Series.

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Black church provides sanctuary, support for youth facing mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the church’s role in providing a safe place and support for young people struggling with mental health challenges. We’ll talk about the reasons for the growing rates of depression, loneliness, anxiety and suicides among young African Americans and how the church can lead the way in promoting mental wellness.

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‘Double ID’ exhibit at The Wright, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | American Black Journal

Acclaimed actress CCH Pounder visits Detroit to talk about her personal art collection on display at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Pounder about her “Double ID” exhibit. Plus, a Detroit nonprofit gets a new name and its first Black leader. Henderson talks with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion’s new Co-Executive Director, Yusef Bunchy Shakur.

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Tiff Massey’s ‘7 Mile + Livernois’ exhibit celebrates Black Detroiters’ style and culture

A new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts pays homage to Black Detroiters’ style and culture. “7 Mile + Livernois,” was created by Detroit artist Tiff Massey, a metalsmith and sculptor. It’s the largest exhibition by a Detroit artist at the museum. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Massey about why she named the exhibit after the Detroit neighborhood where she grew up.

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Detroit Association of Black Organizations launches free Community Empowerment Speaker Series

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has launched a Community Empowerment Speaker Series with the aim to enlighten and energize Detroit residents. The free series features well-known speakers discussing critical issues that impact the Black community. Host Stephen Henderson talks with DABO CEO Rev. Horace Sheffield III about the series and getting out the vote in November.

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Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion names new co-executive director, announces name change

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion has announced longtime community organizer and author Yusef Bunchy Shakur as the nonprofit’s new co-executive director. The nonprofit also plans to change its name to the Michigan Roundtable for Just Communities to better reflect the nonprofit’s mission. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Shakur about his new appointment and the name change.

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The Wright Museum opens ‘Double ID’ exhibit from TV actress, art collector CCH Pounder

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has opened “Double ID,” a new art exhibit featuring 54 works from the private collection of acclaimed actress CCH Pounder. Running through Oct. 20, the exhibit delves into the representation of Black men through the lens of W.E.B. Du Bois’ theory of “double consciousness.” Stephen Henderson talks with Pounder about the works in her exhibit.

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President Joe Biden to deliver keynote at Detroit NAACP’s Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

The Detroit Branch NAACP’s 69th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner features President Joe Biden as the keynote speaker, marking only the second time a sitting U.S. President has given the keynote. Detroit NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony talks about the importance of having President Biden deliver the keynote and outlines some of the vital issues in the Black community.

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Stigma, shortage of psychiatrists further exacerbates mental health disparities in the Black community

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and “American Black Journal” examines the unique challenges the Black community faces in navigating mental health issues. Carlynn Nichols, senior director of behavioral health at CNS Healthcare, talks about the mental health challenges facing children, individuals and families today and a growing shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

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