American Black Journal: Dr. Nikolai Vitti / Satori Shakoor / Sphinx Org

Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti talks about resuming classes in the fall, and he gives his personal viewpoint on the issues leading to the protests against racism. Plus, the important role of storytelling during the COVID-19 pandemic with Satori Shakoor. Finally, a performance from the Sphinx Organization Vocal Ensemble.

American Black Journal: A Roundtable on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

Stephen Henderson talks with Karen Dumas (Communications Strategist) Brandon Brice (“Straight Talk” host, 910 AM Superstation), Kerry Leon Jackson (The Urban Conservative) and Greg Bowens (PR & Political Strategist) for an in-depth discussion of the local, national and global protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

American Black Journal: Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony / Small Business Workshop

Stephen spoke with the President of the Detroit NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony, to get his perspective on Floyd’s murder, the protests, and where we go from here. Then, this year’s “Small Business Workshop” is going virtual to help owners rebound. Stephen talked with the founder of the event, Mark Lee of the Lee Group, and David Girodat from presenting sponsor, Fifth Third Bank.

American Black Journal: Warren Evans / Mental health toll on African Americans

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans talks with Stephen about COVID-19, its impact on the county, and how it is disrupting the 2020 Census count. Plus, the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on African Americans, combined with a jump in violent racist acts across the country, are taking a huge mental health toll on people of color.

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.