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Category: Racial Disparity

Do Black Lives Matter in America?

In an ongoing collaboration, American Black Journal and BridgeDetroit present a series of reports on issues threatening the lives of people of color and the groups advocating to protect them.

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Detroit Jazz City

Catch a first glimpse of “Detroit Jazz City,” the upcoming half hour DPTV documentary on Detroit’s role in helping introduce jazz music to the world.

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Smashing Suicide Among Black Youth

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Stephen talks with the founder of a non-profit that has launched a campaign to reduce the rising rates of suicide among young Black boys ages 5-12.

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Restoring Civility to Our Campaign Conversations

One Detroit contributors, Nolan Finley of The Detroit News and Stephen Henderson of “American Black Journal” talk about what civility really means when it comes to discussions about politics in an intensely polarized time.

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Clawson: One city under a pandemic, part 2

In the second of a series of reports, One Detroit’s Bill Kubota and Chris Jordan, past and current Clawson residents, see how the city is lending its support to keep things going during the pandemic.

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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Detroit Public TV and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy are partnering on a series of four crucial discussions with key newsmakers, news reporters and public officials on issues relating to the vote.

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Returning to School: Students’ Hopes & Concerns

In collaboration with the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, DPTV’s One Detroit will have student reporters from four Detroit-area schools tell stories through video of what life is like at schools right now during COVID-19.

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  • Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobel awards

    This year's winners also included a collection of world leaders who think they're smarter than doctors and scientists, and a team of Dutch and Belgian researchers who looked at why chewing and other sounds people make drive us crazy.

  • As Wray warns of Russian election meddling, Trump makes false claims about vote by mail

    With about six weeks remaining until Election Day, the security of elections and mail-in ballots were part of an ongoing, contentious debate Thursday. President Trump kept up his continued, unfounded attacks on mail-in voting as a threat to the election, while FBI Director Christopher Wray testified that ongoing Russian disinformation campaigns are the real danger. William Brangham reports.

  • After Hurricane Sally, Gulf Coast residents face flooding, power outages

    The remnants of Hurricane Sally are moving east, still pouring rain onto parts of the Southeast. In the storm's wake, heavy flooding along the Gulf Coast is keeping rescuers busy, while others begin the work of cleaning up. Hundreds of thousands of people in Alabama and Florida are without power. John Yang reports on how residents are coping with the storm's trail of destruction.