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12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

Our special roundtable guests take on some of the stories in 2019 that had a significant impact on African Americans. We’ll talk about President Trump’s impeachment, the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, and the digital divide.

The Boulevard

The Boulevard

Nolan gets a tour of the new apartment and retail space near the Fisher Building, known as The Boulevard. It’s the first new residential building in the New Center area in 30 years. He talks with the developer about this neighborhood investment and the affordable housing it offers.

Wrongfully Convicted

Wrongfully Convicted

Danny Burton spent 32 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction before being released. Stephen talks with Danny and a member of his legal team about what led to his conviction being overturned.

A snapshot of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act

A snapshot of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act

In November of 2018, a majority of Michiganders voted for the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, which allows for the use, cultivation, and sale of Marijuana products statewide. The act went into effect on December, 1st, 2019, much sooner than expected.
To find out the answers to the most common questions people have about this new marijuana regulation, One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, talked with Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Executive Director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Andrew Brisbo.

Wigilia: Polish Christmas Eve

Wigilia: Polish Christmas Eve

One Detroit looks in on a Polish Christmas Eve tradition — a dinner and celebration known as Wigilia — given by the Wayne State University Polish Club.

Year in Review

Year in Review

Christy, Nolan and Stephen talk about some of the major headlines in 2019 and look ahead to what to watch for in 2020.

Eric Thomas: Preserving Black Spaces

Eric Thomas: Preserving Black Spaces

Stephen sat down with marketing specialist Eric Thomas about his recent Detroit Free Press guest  column on the need to preserve Black spaces in Detroit as the city continues to go through a major transformation. Featured Image: Woodward Avenue, Photo...

Shrine of the Black Madonna

Shrine of the Black Madonna

Plans to redevelop the Shrine of the Black Madonna bookstore and cultural center are underway, we have Kandia Milton, Project Coordinator & Minister, Shrine of the Black Madonna; Rhonda Smith, Reporter, Detour Detroit and Rainy Hamilton, Principal, Hamilton Anderson Associates on hand to discuss all the details.

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