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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.

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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.

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American Black Journal: The World of Work / Women Authors / Susan Watson

University of Michigan professor Alford Young, Jr. talks about his groundbreaking book on low-income African Americans living in Ypsilanti and their views on navigating a world of work that focuses on technology. Plus, we’ll celebrate the literary work of female authors and look at efforts to get more women to write and publish books. And, Stephen remembers his former colleague and Detroit Black Journal contributor, Susan Watson.