The author’s grandfather, Antonio Martinez, met the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Depression-era Detroit.
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!
Christy, Stephen, and Nolan debate about essential vs. non-essential businesses in Michigan, plus Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
The American Black Journal roundtable holds a frank discussion on the impact of the coronavirus on the Democratic primary, and the November presidential election.
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.