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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.

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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.

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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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American Black Journal Individual Segments

‘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.

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