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DPSCD Update, September is Black Reading Month, Detroit Month of Design

Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti gives an update on the current state of the district. Plus, September is Black Reading Month, highlighting the importance of reading works by African American authors. September is also Detroit Month of Design. Learn how design impacts our every day lives.

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Detroit’s home repair crisis and its impact on residents and neighborhoods | American Black Journal

American Black Journal teams up with BridgeDetroit for a special episode examining the great need for home repairs in Detroit. BridgeDetroit reporter Malachi Barrett talks with residents about the barriers in obtaining financial support. Plus, Stephen Henderson hosts a panel discussion on Detroit’s home repair program, years in disinvestment, and the impact it’s having on the city’s neighborhoods.

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The Black Church’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, Detroit City of Peace | American Black Journal

American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series delves into the contemporary significance of civil rights, the March on Washington’s impact, and the state of civil rights today. Two Black church leaders reflect on the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom and Dr. King’s legacy. Plus, the Church of the Messiah’s “Detroit: City of Peace” event celebrates the accomplishments of Detroit’s youth.

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Paving the way for today: How the Black Church supported the Civil Rights Movement

The “Black Church in Detroit” series delves into the contemporary significance of civil rights and the state of civil rights today. Historic King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor, Rev. Charles Williams II, a distinguished figure in civil rights arenas, shares his perspectives on the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the present-day state of civil rights advocacy.

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Rhythms of change: Motown Museum reflects on recording civil rights history 60 years ago

As the nation reflects on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Detroit Walk to Freedom, an intriguing connection exists between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and the iconic Motown Records. In an exclusive interview, contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ, delves into this significant link with Robin Terry, Chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Museum.

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Detroit’s affordable housing shortage intertwines with homelessness, amplifying hardships for residents

“American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson leads a roundtable with BridgeDetroit’s Nushrat Rahman, City of Detroit’s Donald Rencher, and Neighborhood Service Organization’s Linda Little. They talk about the current state of homelessness in the city, housing instability, affordable housing units, federal housing vouchers, and the end to a national moratorium on rental evictions.

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