What happened when Black Americans took up arms in protest? Associate Producer Will Glover talks to Senior Writer from The Root Michael Harriot to find out how Black and Brown Americans feel after the Ahmaud Arbery murder and more.
Civic 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.
Diego, Frida, and my grandfather in Depression-era Detroit
The author’s grandfather, Antonio Martinez, met the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Depression-era Detroit.
One Detroit: Detroit Public Theatre / University Musical Society / Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The play, Birthday Candles, had its world-premiere at the Detroit Public Theatre, and was set to open on Broadway this month. Plus, WRCJ’s Peter Whorf interviews Matthew VanBesien about how UMS’s season has been affected by the crisis and much more!
One Detroit: Roundtable / Warren Evans / News Fatigue / Michael Harriot / Vincent Chandler Collective
Christy, Stephen, and Nolan debate about essential vs. non-essential businesses in Michigan, plus Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.
American Black Journal: Tonya Allen / Solomon Kinloch / Virtual Gender Reveal
Stephen talks with Tonya Allen, president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, about distance learning for students and the educational resources that local non-profits are providing. Plus, Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Jr. of Triumph Church
One Detroit: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks Epidemiology, Class and Poverty
One Detroit recently interviewed Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, past candidate for Governor, but also an epidemiologist by training, as he is self-quarantining in his in-laws’ basement in Macomb County.
One Detroit: Deb Polich / Wayne Brown / Jessica Care Moore / Alexandra Silber
Deb Polich, the CEO of the Arts Alliance in Ann Arbor talks about the economic impact of the arts, and what help nonprofits will need during the COVID-19 crisis, plus the poetry of Detroit artist Jessica Care Moore and more!
O’Neil D. Swanson: The Measure of a Good Life
If how you touch the lives of other people is in any a measure of a good life, then Swanson Funeral Home founder O’Neil D. Swanson lived a good life and we are all the better for it.
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.