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African World Festival Celebrates 39th Anniversary With Return to Detroit’s Hart Plaza

African World Festival Celebrates 39th Anniversary With Return to Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s 39th annual African World Festival celebrates its 39th anniversary with a return to the location where the festival got started: Detroit’s Hart Plaza. One Detroit contributing producer AJ Walker takes viewers to Hart Plaza on Detroit’s riverfront for a look at how the 39th annual African World Festival played out in 2022.

Detroit’s Citywide Community Service Event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Returns August 6

Detroit’s Citywide Community Service Event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Returns August 6

Detroit’s massive, annual community service event, known as “ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day,” returns August 6, 2022. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith about the improvement projects, resource fairs, concerts and art festivals on tap for this year’s event. Plus, a a major collaboration with the Detroit Public School Community District is announced.

Detroit’s Concert of Colors Returns In-Person for 30th Anniversary World Music Festival

Detroit’s Concert of Colors Returns In-Person for 30th Anniversary World Music Festival

Concert of Colors, Detroit’s annual world music festival, returns to stages across Detroit this year, July 16-24, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival. Ahead of the festival, One Detroit speaks with founder Ismael Ahmed and others involved about the festival’s track record of fostering diversity through world music in Detroit.

African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s signature summer event, the African World Festival, returns this year to downtown Detroit July 15-17, but this year the festival will be held at a new location: Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson about this year’s activities and what attendees can expect from the family-friendly festival.

Rise of Anti-Asian Hate Revives Asian American Civil Rights Movement Sparked by Vincent Chin’s Murder

Rise of Anti-Asian Hate Revives Asian American Civil Rights Movement Sparked by Vincent Chin’s Murder

Nearly 40 years after the racially motivated murder of Chinese American Vincent Chin in Detroit, the hate crime is being seen in a new light alongside a more recent rise in anti-Asian hate across the country; one that looks similar to Chin’s case, but some experts say is much worse. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota explores how Vincent Chin’s legacy shaped Asian American civil rights activists today.

The New Normal: How the Black Church Has Adapted to Online Worship, Outreach

The New Normal: How the Black Church Has Adapted to Online Worship, Outreach

“American Black Journal” producer AJ Walker meets with Rev. Cindy Rudolph, of Oak Grove AME Church in Detroit, to learn more about how the church reacted and adapted new ways of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rudolph talks about having to quickly adapt to remote services, online tithing and increased community outreach, all in the midst of her first few months as the church’s new senior pastor

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