Posted inCivic and Community Information

American Black Journal: Pandemic impact on food industry / Music venues / Vincent Chandler Collective

Stephen Henderson speaks with Ma Haru Executive Chef Phil Jones about COVID-19’s impact on the restaurant industry and food supply system. Shahida Mausi, operator of The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, talks about how independent music venues and promoters across the country are banding together to survive the pandemic. And, a musical performance by The Vince Chandler Collective.

Posted inEmergencies and Risks (COVID-19)

American Black Journal: Race, Health and the Pandemic / Shannon Cason

Stephen has a frank conversation about the connection between race, health and the COVID-19 pandemic. How are health disparities in urban cities like Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago contributing to the spread of the coronavirus? Plus, we’ll meet up with master storyteller and Detroit native Shannon Cason, famous for his Homemade Stories Podcast.

Posted inCivic and Community Information

American Black Journal: Small Business / Detroit neighborhoods / Remembering Marlowe Stoudamire

Stephen talks with marketing consultant Mark S. Lee about how small businesses can stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, he has a frank conversation with Pastor Barry Randolph of Detroit’s Church of the Messiah on how the outbreak is impacting residents in city neighborhoods. And, Stephen remembers a colleague and friend, Marlowe Stoudamire.