One Detroit: A Crisis of Race

Smashing Suicide Among Black Youth

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.

One Detroit and American Black Journal

Silent Heroes: Michael Payne, Jr.

Silent Heroes: Michael Payne, Jr.

Tara Hardy, Manager of Education Initiatives at DPTV, interviews Michael Payne Jr., President of Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan, about the challenges Black men face in pursuing careers in education and more.

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom of Henry Ford Health System talks about the governor’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis and what it means for the community.

Equity in the Arts

Equity in the Arts

Stephen talks with Nate Wallace from Knight Foundation’s Detroit office about an op-ed he wrote indicating the need for Black Detroiters to have more access to the arts.

WATCH NOW – Racism: The Real Public Health Crisis

WATCH NOW – Racism: The Real Public Health Crisis

Systemic racism has led to lead poisoning, air pollution and other factors risking the health of people of color. A recent virtual event focused on this crucial issue, featuring a presentation by Dr. Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health.

National Programs

PBS NewsHour Presents - Race Matters: America in Crisis

The Talk - Race in America


FRONTLINE: Policing the Police

The FRONTLINE Dispatch: Race, Police and the Pandemic



Exploring Anti-Racism with Children

Sesame Street/CNN Town Hall – Standing Up To Racism

At-Home Learning

Help Students Understand the Relationship between the Police and the Military
Read the news summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. June 4th, 2020 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour. 

Protest and Politics
The stories from across America have been disturbing, with clashes between protestors and police.  Sadly, it’s not the first time protestors have raged against governments from democratic to autocratic–and in each case, the state raged back. This classroom resource provides background information about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., the Vietnam War, societal shifts, the media, and events around the globe.

Civil Rights: Then and Now
This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). These resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today—those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media.

The education staff at WXXI, a public media services company in Rochester, New York pulled together an extensive list of activities from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing race. The list explores race, anti-racism, protests, civil rights, Black history, bias, and more.


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    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.