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Tony Brown (No Date)
Guests: Tony Brown, Nadine Brown
Host: Candy Shannon
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:24:32
Description: This show is an interview with Tony Brown of Tony Brown Productions, Inc, who was the first host and producer of the show in 1968. He is also known as an author, educator, civil rights activist, radio host, and first and founding dean of the Howard University's School of Communications. The interview focuses on black presence in TV and "integration" of TV. The episode includes an "In My Opinion" segment with Nadine Brown.
Colored People's Time 3 (1968)
Guests: Bill Murphy, Earl Grant, George Kirby, Ray Jenkins
Host: Tony Brown
Producer : Tony Brown
Duration: 01:00:51
Description: This show includes musical performances by Bill Murphy, Earl Grant, and Hal McKinny Quintet, features on the presidential election and politics, and an interview with George Kirby. Sandy Lawrence provides a snapshot of Detroit's upcoming events in the Grapevine feature. Abe Ulmer highlights news stories.
Colored People's Time 13: Colored People's Time 13: "Free Your Mind" Public Service Announcement ("Two Selves") (October 23, 1968)
Guests: Tony Brown


Duration: 00:00:00
Description: One of the creative aspects of the show is the incorporation of "Public Service Announcements," that take a satirical look at Black identity. This "Free Your Mind" clip explores the complexity of integrating ones public and private identities. Essentially, at the heart of the message is the idea that Black Americans may feel that in order to succeed in the corporate America they must assimilate and either imitate or adapt Eurocentric characteristics. It is only in private, among family and friends, that the ethic identity can be fully embraced. The clip challenges viewers to question if the two selves can ever be fully reconciled and brought together. Thus achieving professional success while still being true to one's ethic identity.
Colored People's Time 5: Colored People's Time 5: "The Making of a Rioter" (October 23, 1968)
Guests: Tony Brown


Duration: 00:12:12
Description: This segment examines public education in Detroit. Highlighting the unsafe infrastructures, lack of adequate resources, and substandard curriculum inner city youth grappled with everyday. The staff reporters interviews students at Northeastern High School to gain insight into their thoughts about the situation. The interview reveals the students' frustration, anger and disillusionment with a system that has all but forgotten them. The students have staged a walkout and formed a Black Student organization to address their concerns.
Colored People's Time 5 Colored People's Time 5 (November 14, 1968)
Guests: International Gospel Choir, Black Students Association, Arthur Ashe Jr, George Kirby, Bill Murphy, Gwen McKinney, Kim Weston, Marcus Belgrave, Thomas Bowles, Diane Carol, Hal McKinney
Host: Tony Brown
Producer : Gilbert Maddox, Tony Brown
Duration: 56:53:09
Description: The program opens with Hal McKinney's jazz band performing "Freedom Jazz Dance," featuring Hal and Gwen McKinney on vocals. Although they are not individually credited, it appears that at least two prominent jazz musicians, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and saxophonist Thomas "Beans" Bowles, are members of McKinney's band...
Colored People's Time 5: Colored People's Time 5: "Free Your Mind" Public Service Announcement (Skin Lightening Cream) (November 14, 1968)
Guests: Tony Brown


Duration: 00:00:49
Description: One of the creative aspects of the show is the incorporation of "Public Service Announcements," that take a satirical look at Black identity. This "Free Your Mind" clip tackles the issues surrounding the use of beaching and whitening creams. Since the late 1800s Blacks who were unhappy with their skin complexion or thought they could change their social status by lighting their skin, engaged in the process of skin bleaching. Critics of the process argue that internalized racism and self-contempt have caused such individuals to accept degrading and negative images associated with Blackness, thus causing them to over identifying with Eurocentric standards of beauty. While skin whitening is one the most obvious forms of negating Blackness is discussions have also focused on hair styles, chemical process that are used to straighten hair, colored contacts, and cosmetic surgery that alters characteristically African features like the nose and lips. Skin bleaching creams are still sold and used today.
CPT 13 (January 22, 1969)
Guests: The Contemporary Jazz Quintet, Eugene Eda, William Walker, The CPT Players
Host: Tony Brown
Producer : Tony Brown
Duration: 01:01:47
Description: This show features an investigative segment on the black middle class, a piece on black History, a performance by the CPT Players - led by Kent Martin, and dramatic poetry readings. Abe Ulmer delivers the news, and Sandy Lawrence provides a snapshot of Detroit's upcoming events in the Grapevine feature.

Guests include the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, a local group that will be recording a jazz blue note album; Chicago artists Eugene Eda and William Walker; and the CPT Players.
Colored People's Time 13 Colored People's Time 13 (January 22, 1969)
Guests: Inkster Community Choir, Lorenzo Wright, The Brothers of Soul, Stokely Carmichael, John Lewis, John Conyers, David Bing, Davis, Martha Jean Steinberg, Marcus Belgrave, Thomas Bowles, Carmen Murphy
Host: Tony Brown
Producer : Gilbert Maddox, Tony Brown
Duration: 01:01:04
Description: This program from the fall of 1968 is interesting for a variety of reasons. It's wide-ranging content mix of news, music, fashion, theater and cultural commentary offers fascinating insight into the concerns and interests of Detroit's African American community of the period. In addition, it provides an enlightening example of local television production style in the late 1960s. Moreover, the program is remarkable for the number of cast and crew members who went on to notable careers in the mass media and academia.
Alex Haley: The Man Behind The Roots Alex Haley: The Man Behind The Roots (1977)
Guests: Alex Haley
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:30:07
Description: This special broadcast from 1977 features an extended interview with Alex Haley, author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Dr. Mehdi Dr. Mehdi (1977)
Guests: Dr. Mehdi
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:26:17
Description: This program features host Ron Scott in an extended interview with Dr. M. T. Mehdi, president of the American Arab Relations Committee, discussing America's role in the Middle East.
Bobby Seale (Clip 1) (1978)
Guests: Bobby Seale
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:01:45
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world. Seale is then introduced as a guest on the show and the interview begins.
Bobby Seale (Clip 2) (1978)
Guests: Bobby Seale
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:02:26
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world.
Bobby Seale (Clip 3) (1978)
Guests: Bobby Seale
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:04:11
Description: The show opens with a recording of one of Bobby Seale's speeches in Oakland in the 1960s about what blacks want, need, and are entitled to in the world.
Coal Strike Coal Strike (1978)
Guests: Helen Huddleston, Burdette Crowe, Len Gross, John Hutchinson, Wayne Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Kathy Busby, Cecil Roberts, Mike Meares, John Huddleston, Jane English
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:26:20
Description: This program is unusual in the Detroit Black Journal series in that it takes on a topic that does not, on the surface, appear to be directly related to Detroit or African Americans. Nevertheless, it shows the scope of the program's interests.
Coal Strike (Clip 1) (1978)
Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston, Alec Meiklejohn, Kathy Busby, Cecil Roberts
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:26:20
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.
Coal Strike (Clip 2) (1978)
Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Cecil Roberts, Kathy Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:26:20
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.
Coal Strike (Clip 3) (1978)
Guests: John Huddleston, Mike Meares, Jane English, Cecil Roberts, Kathy Busby, Alec Meiklejohn, Wayne Busby, John Hutchinson, Len Gross, Burdette Crowe, Helen Huddleston
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:26:20
Description: The episode opens with statements from President Jimmy Carter announcing the strike settlement. Carter also recognizes the difficulty of the job of a miner. Next is a preview of a family, one who says that the miners have no choice but to stay out of the mines.
Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt (1978)
Guests: Eartha Kitt
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:30:13
Description: In a sometimes emotional interview, legendary singer, dancer and actress Eartha Kitt talks with host Ron Scott about her career, her personal philosophy, and the professional price she paid for her political honesty.
James Brown James Brown (1978)
Guests: James Brown
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:29:21
Description: James Brown has been a powerful figure on the music scene since the 1950s. This 1978 program, with host Ron Scott, consists of an interview with Brown that examines some of his personal history and his objectives as a musical artist.
James Brown (clip 1) (1978)
Guests: James Brown
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:00:00
Description: They begin by talking about Brown’s early life, during which he worked extremely hard and only went as far as the seventh grade. Brown says that his early life taught him about the importance of working hard and gave him an appreciation for struggling to get somewhere, and Scott asks him what he says to youngsters that don’t know what that is like. Brown says that he makes them aware of their ignorance of this, and that they should understand that it exists.
Millie Jackson Millie Jackson (1978)
Guests: Mildred Jackson
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:28:40
Description: The show opens with a 4 minute live performance of Millie Jackson singing "Sweet Music Man." Host Ron Scott interviews Jackson about a range of topics from her performance style to "kids today," women's liberation, and her plans for the future.
Bobby Seale (Part 1) Bobby Seale (Part 1) (1979)
Guests: Bobby Seale
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:28:20
Description: Bobby Seale was a key figure in the development of African American consciousness and radical political activism in the 1960s. Seale was one of the founders of, and an important spokesman for, the Black Panther Party. In this program from 1979, Seale talks with host Ron Scott about his role with the Black Panthers, his recently published autobiography, and his new sense of direction for the 1980s.
Bobby Seale (Part 2) Bobby Seale (Part 2) (1979)
Guests: Bobby Seale
Host: Ron Scott
Producer : Ron Scott
Duration: 00:29:30
Description: Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, talks with host Ron Scott about his role with the Black Panthers, his recently published autobiography, and his new sense of direction for the 1980s. This is the second part of a two part interview in 1978.
Who Controls the Media? Who Controls the Media? (1979)
Guests: Al Chambliss, Zora Brown
Host: Lawton K. Jackson
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:30:20
Description: This recording of a Detroit Black Journal program on citizens' efforts to influence television and radio broadcast programming is incomplete.
Black Art: Yesterday and Today (1980)
Guests: Adolphus Ealey
Host: Deborah Ray
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:26:21
Description: This show is an interview with Adolphus Ealey, the director of the Barnett-Aden Gallery, about the role black art has played in history. Adolphus Ealey is also an artist himself, and a lecturer.
Ossie Davis Ossie Davis (1980)
Guests: Ossie Davis
Host: Gene Elzy
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:28:55
Description: This features an interview with actor Ossie Davis about his career and his upcoming PBS television series, "Ossie and Ruby," which he has created with his wife, actress Ruby Dee.
Stevie Wonder: A Motown Legacy Stevie Wonder: A Motown Legacy (1980)
Guests: Ted Hull, Ester Gordy Edwards, Stevie Wonder
Host: Gene Elzy
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:29:41
Description: This program, from very early in 1980, is an exploration of the career and music of Stevie Wonder, who joined Motown Records at age 12 and soon became one of the record label's most popular and successful recording stars.
The Harlem Dance Theater (1980)
Guests: Arthur Mitchell
Host: Gene Elzy
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:25:31
Description: This upbeat show includes scenes of dancing at the Harlem Dance Theater, an interview with Arthur Mitchell, the dance director for the Theater, and footage of Arthur Mitchell teaching an audience about dance.
To Be Woman, Gifted, and Black: From One Generation to Another To Be Woman, Gifted, and Black: From One Generation to Another (1980)
Guests: Lena Horne, Nikki Giovanni
Host: Gene Elzy
Producer : Alfa Harrison, Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:28:57
Description: This show features interviews with Lena Horne and Nikki Giovanni about their careers, work, and what it means to be a black woman in modern-day society.
Our Images, Our History, Ourselves (February 15, 1980)
Guests: Dick Gregory, George Ware, Archie Shepp, Steve Copher, Charleszetta Waddles


Duration: 00:47:47
Description: This show is about how images of black people are portrayed and perceived, and African/African American history. It isn't the normal format of the show, it is just a series of clips, including some from old shows. There are no formal guests, and only a handful of the people that speak are actually named.
Rock, Radio, and Racism, part 2 (February 15, 1980)
Guests: Pat Holliday, Brian Sheffield, Larry Strauss, Fred Jacobs, Miller (voice only) London


Duration: 00:57:06
Description: This show looks at racism in the music industry, mostly focusing on Detroit radio stations.

Guests include Pat Holliday, radio personality from CKLW; Brian Sheffield, a manager and promoter; attorney Larry Strauss; Fred Jacobs, program director for WRIF; and over the phone Miller London, vice president of sales for Motown Records. There are also appearances by various other artists and radio personnel that are not named.
Dick Gregory Dick Gregory (1981)
Guests: Dick Gregory, Barbra Tracey
Host: Paul Clements
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:29:16
Description: This program from 1981 is an unusual example of the range of programs represented in the Detroit Black Journal series. Less polished and focused than many of the other programs in the series, it nevertheless confronts a serious issue - the Atlanta Child Killings - that was of intense interest to African Americans, at the time.
Sun Ra Sun Ra (1981)
Guests: Sun Ra
Host: Deborah Ray
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:28:54
Description: Sun Ra captured almost as much attention for his outlandish costumes and strange philosophical pronouncements as for his innovative jazz compositions. But it was his advocacy of "free jazz" and his early use of electronic synthesizers that inspired and influenced a wide array of other jazz musicians.
Through the Artist Eyes (1981)
Guests: Walter Morgan, Burnis Day, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts
Host: Deborah Ray
Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:30:22
Description: This show is a special showcasing black artists, including Walter Morgan, Burnis Day, and Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts.
A Gospel Tribute (December 1981)
Guests: Mattie Moss Clark, Clark Sisters, Timothy Wright Choir, Sara Jordan Powell, Rance Allen Group, Michigan State Community Choir

Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:58:00
Description: This show is performances by and interviews with gospel singers and groups.

Guests include Mattie Moss Clark, a singer and songwriter who teaches at the Conservatory of Music; Timothy Wright of the Timothy Wright Choir; gospel singer Sara Jordan Powell, who has also worked in academia; Rance Allen of the Rance Allen Group. There are also performances by the Michigan State Community Choir and the Clark Sisters.
Generation of Resistance (1982)
Guests: Mangedwa C. Nyathi, Selby Msimang, Peter Mda, Elizabeth Mafekeng, Elias Ntloedibe, Lanford Ganyile, Mac Maharaj, Joe Gqabi, Harry Nengwekhulu, Don Ngubeni, William Leslie
Host: Motlatsi Motsoasele
Producer : Peter Davis, Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:58:19
Description: This show is a documentary-style special about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa through time. There are appearances by apartheid political activists Selby Msimang, Peter Mda, Elizabeth Mafekeng, Ganyile Lanford, Mac Maharaj, Joe Gqabi, Harry Nengwekhulu, and William Leslie; Reverend Mangedwa C. Nyathi of Hartford Avenue Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit; and author Elias Ntloedibe.
Image Makers (1982)
Guests: Esther Rolle, Topper Carew, Kamal Amen Ra

Producer : Deborah Ray
Duration: 00:56:18
Description: This show is about the images people present of themselves, focusing on the guests, their beliefs, and how they present themselves to reflect those beliefs.

Guests include actress Esther Rolle (most famous for her roles in "Maude" and "Good Times"); Topper Carew, the president of Rainbow Television Workshop; and African drummer, Kamal Amen Ra.
Public Education: A Community Crisis (1983)
Guests: Arthur Jefferson, Helen Moore, Stuart Rankin, Marvin Green, John Elliott, Queen Lourdmon, Freddie Carter, Adrienne Bailey, William Pappas, Mary Futrell, Emeral Crosby, Donald Johnson, Patrick Drummond, Nancy Boykin, James Bannon, Mount V. Allen, Anita Poseu, Clara Rutherford
Host: Ben Frazier
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:59:36
Description: This show is about how attitudes, goals, and values about public education have changed and how that effects schools.
Guests are Dr. Arthur Jefferson, the superintendent of Detroit Public Schools; Helen Moore, of Black Parents for Quality Education; Dr. Stuart Rankin, the deputy superintendent of Detroit Public Schools; Dr. Marvin Green, the assistant superintendent of curriculum development for Detroit Public Schools; John Elliott, the president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers; Mumford High School teacher, Queen Lourdmon; Northern High School teacher, Freddie Carter; Dr. Adrienne Bailey, the vice president of academic affairs, the college board; Clara Rutherford, the vice president of the Detroit Board of Education; William Pappas, OHM. Mich. H.S.; Mary Futrell, the president of the National Education Association; Dr. Emeral Crosby, the principal of Northern High School; Mumford High School senior class president, Donald Johnson; Northern High School counselor, Patrick Drummond; Nancy Boykin, the director of continuing education for girls; Deputy Chief James Bannon of the Detroit Police Department; Anita Poseu, a parent; and Mount V. Allen, the principal of Shulz Elementary School.
Upon This Rock (1983)
Guests: Charles Butler, Jim Holley, Imam Saleem Amir Rahman, Charles Adams, Woodrow Smith, John W. Peoples, James Robinson
Host: Ben Frazier
Producer : Juanita Anderson
Duration: 00:50:00
Description: This show looks at the black religious experience in America and Detroit. There are a few musical performances.
Guests include Reverend Charles Butler of New Calvary Baptist Church; Reverend Jim Holley of Little Rock Baptist Church; Imam Saleem Amir Rahman of Masjid Wali Muhammad; Reverend Charles Adams of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Bishop Woodrow Smith of Shrine of the Black Madonna; Councilman John W. Peoples, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church; and Father James Robinson of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.
Reverend Franklin Reverend Franklin (1984)
Guests: C. L. Franklin, Claude Young, Martha Jean Steinberg, Erma Franklin, Robin McCoy, Fannie Tyler, The Royal Crusaders, S. L. Jones, Marlon Terrell
Host: Ben Frazier
Producer : Ed Gordon, Alicia Nails, Njia Kai
Duration: 00:53:00
Description: This hour-long program from 1984 is divided into four segments. Three of them deal with youth-related issues or programs, but the longest and most prominent of the four is a 20-minute tribute to the Rev. C.L. Franklin, one of Detroit's most prominent and influential ministers.
Blacks In Corporate America Blacks In Corporate America (1985)
Guests: Levi Jackson, Dr. Robert Newby, John Blunt, Michael Carr, Robert Hill
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This hour-long program from 1985 examines the status of African Americans in America's corporate world, in particular, the barriers that prevent black executives from advancing into the upper levels of corporate management.

Illiteracy and Black English (1985)
Guests: James Jr Smith, Delores Grant, Janet Morton, Steve Chennault, Jack Daniel
Host: Ed Gordon, Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Dianne Hudson
Duration: 00:59:16
Description: This show focuses on adult illiteracy and the use of Black English as a language.
Guests include Janet Morton, the literacy co-coordinator for Detroit Public Schools; Delores Grant, a student at the Literacy Volunteers of America; James Smith Jr., a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of America; Steve Chennault, a sociolinguist; and Jack Daniel, an associate professor of communication at the University of Pittsburg.
Teen Gang Violence Teen Gang Violence (1985)
Guests: Hartford Smith, James Younger, Emeral Crosby
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Hudson
Duration: 00:57:31
Description: In this special, hour-long presentation from late 1985, host Ed Gordon explores the impact and causes of teen violence with a panel that includes a police official, a high school principal, a social work expert and a former teen gang member.

Black Relationships I Black Relationships I (1986)
Guests: Dr. Donnie Smith, Dr. Rosalind Griffin
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:34
Description: In this first of two related programs from 1986, host Ed Gordon talks with Dr. Rosalind Griffin, a psychiatrist, and Dr. Donnie Smith, a family therapist, about the troubled world of relationships between black men and black women.

Black Relationships II Black Relationships II (1986)
Guests: Dr. LaMaurice Gardner, Dr. Rosalind Griffin, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:34
Description: In late 1986, several months after Detroit Black Journal first addressed the state of relationships between black men and women, an outpouring of viewer interest prompted host Ed Gordon to return to the topic with the help of two Detroit area psychiatrists.

Bloodlines and Bridges: The African Connection (1986)
Guests: Imani Humphrey, Sharon Stallworth, Thomas F. Stallworth III, Samuel Ajiri, Ricardo Solomon, G. Mennen Williams, John Conyers, Walter Morgan, Marion Crawford, Elise Davis, Kamal Amen Ra
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Darryl Wood, Debra Mims
Duration: 00:55:05
Description: This show explores the African roots of Detroiters.


Guests include: Imani Humphrey, founder of Aisha Shule an African centered charter school in Detroit, Thomas and Sharon Stallworth, the parents of a child attending the school; Dr. Samuel Ajiri, the president of Western Medical Systems, Inc., who is a native of Nigeria; Ricardo Solomon, chairman of the International Exchange council; the chief justice of the Michigan supreme court, G. Mennen Williams; congressman John Conyers; artist and art dealer, Walter Morgan; secretary of Wayne County government, Marion Crawford; Elise Davis, a researcher of African American history; and Kamal Amen Ra, an African drummer and dancer.
Dave Bing and Earl Graves Dave Bing and Earl Graves (1986)
Guests: David Bing, Earl Graves
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson-Hudson
Description: The search for economic autonomy and self-determination has long been an important concern in the African American community. This 1986 program explores the state of that search through a discussion between host Ed Gordon and two prominent African American businessmen: Earl Graves, editor and publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, and Dave Bing, president of Bing Steel and a former member of the Detroit Pistons.
Dearborn Boycott 1986 Dearborn Boycott 1986 (1986)
Guests: Joe Madison, Howard Simon, Arthur Featherstone
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:29:23
Description: In 1986, a move by the Detroit suburb of Dearborn to restrict access to city parks sparked an intense controversy. Many saw this as a racist attempt to keep black Detroiters out of the predominantly white suburb. The Dearborn City Council's action prompted a legal challenge and opponents of the new ordinance organized a boycott of Dearborn businesses, particular the Fairlane Mall, which had been a very popular shopping center for black Detroiters.
Dropout Show (1986)
Guests: Arthur Jefferson, Carmen Harlan, Tom Seabron, Greg Reed
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson Hudson
Duration: 00:59:06
Description: This show examines reasons for the high dropout rate in Detroit public schools, and emphasizes the importance of staying in school.

Guests include Dr. Arthur Jefferson, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools; Carmen Harlan, a news anchor for WDIV TV; entertainment attorney, Greg Reed; and former NFL player and stockbroker, Tom Seabron.
Graduation is the Bottom Line (1986)
Guests: Cheryl Head
Host: Beth Konrad, Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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, Ed Gordon, Diane Atkinson-Hudson, Trudy Gallant, Cheryl Head, Rich Mayk
Producer : Jay Nelson, Darryl Wood
Duration: 01:28:54
Description: This show is a discussion of what can be done about the high dropout rate in Detroit.

Guests are students, parents, members of the community, school administrators, and teachers.
Interracial Marriage (1986)
Guests: Bob McClary, Pat McClary, Bill Mayweather, Candace Spaulding
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:15
Description: This show is about the difficulties of interracial marriage, and how it is still almost taboo. Guests are two interracial couples, Bob and Pat McClary and Candace Spaulding and Bill Mayweather.
Jesse Jackson (1) Jesse Jackson (1) (1986)
Guests: Jesse Jackson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Carol Gibson
Duration: 00:28:47
Description: A Baptist minister, Jesse Jackson spent decades as a civil rights and community activist before a pair of campaigns for the presidency made him a prominent political figure. In this 1986 program, Jackson appears primarily in the role of minister and community activist as he and host Ed Gordon discuss the problems facing black youth in America. (A second program with Jackson, to be aired the following week, would address the situation in South Africa.)

Jesse Jackson (2) Jesse Jackson (2) (1986)
Guests: Jesse Jackson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Carole Gibson
Duration: 00:28:49
Description: In the second of two consecutive programs from 1986 featuring interviews with Jesse Jackson, host Ed Gordon engages Jackson in a discussion of national politics and the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa.
White Power White Power (1986)
Guests: Ted (no last name), Paul (no last name), Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:46
Description: In this provocative program from about 1986, host Ed Gordon, interviews two members of the Security Service Action Group about their white-separatist beliefs. The two men - identified only as Ted and Paul - are wearing black military-style uniforms that are starkly reminiscent of Nazi Germany, complete with red-and-black swastika armbands.
Desmond Tutu Desmond Tutu (January 15, 1986)
Guests: Desmond Tutu
Host: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Producer : Ed Gordon, Deborah Mim, Carole Gibson, Leslie Paige, Dianne Hudson, Darryl Wood, Bill Page
Duration: 00:58:46
Description: In this live broadcast on January 15, 1986, special guest host Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviewed Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. Bishop Tutu was visiting the United States to rally American opposition to the South African system of apartheid.
Cocaine and Crack (May 5, 1986)
Guests: Mary Bridges, Dennis Counts, Albert Lloyd
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson-Hudson
Duration: 00:29:29
Description: This show is about cocaine and crack (at the time, a new form of the drug) because it is the largest growing drug problem. The show begins with the story of a former cocaine user.

The guests are Dr. Mary Bridges, the medical director of chemical dependency at the Samaritan Health Center; Dennis Counts, a former cocaine abuser; and Albert Lloyd, a substance abuse counselor at the Samaritan Health Center.
Drug Business (May 12, 1986)
Guests: Joel Gilliam, Ed Bell, Ken Walton
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson Hudson
Duration: 00:27:29
Description: This show is about the war on drugs in Detroit. Includes commentary from Susan Watson.

Guests are Joel Gilliam, the Detroit Police narcotics inspector; defense attorney Ed Bell; and special agent, FBI, Ken Walton.
Financial Planning (May 19, 1986)
Guests: Keith Mason
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson-Hudson
Duration: 00:28:31
Description: This show is about financial planning, addressing the lack of understanding on the topic for many. The guest is Keith Mason, a financial planner for IDS American Express Financial Services.
Marie Farrell Donaldson Marie Farrell Donaldson (June 1986)
Guests: Marie Farrell-Donaldson, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:39
Description: This program from June of 1986 features an interview with Detroit Ombudsman Marie Farrell-Donaldson, whose office is charged with helping citizens navigate the city's bureaucracy and help them resolve problems with city services and agencies.
Black Reporters Black Reporters (June 9, 1986)
Guests: Bill Black, Chauncey Bailey, Emery King, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson Hudson
Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This program from June 1986 is a fascinating look at the intersection of race and media in the mid 1980s. Host Ed Gordon begins by playing a clip from the previous week's program in which Detroit Mayor Coleman Young criticizes news coverage in the city as unfair and racially biased.
Detroit School Board Detroit School Board (July 7, 1986)
Guests: Clara Rutherford, Alonzo Bates
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Bob Rossbach, Dianne Atkinson-Hudson
Duration: 00:28:51
Description: In the early 1980s, the Detroit Board of Education became a lightning rod for criticism over some of its financial dealings and budgetary practices. The district was under increasing pressure because of public concerns over safety in the schools and the quality of education in the district, and district officials were seeking to draw attention to inequities in school funding statewide.
Drug Paraphernalia Ban (July 21, 1986)
Guests: Nicholas Jr. Hood, Al Jawad, Imam Abdullah El-Amin
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Dianne Atkinson-Hudson
Duration: 00:29:23
Description: This show is about a possible ordinance to ban the sale of drug paraphernalia in Detroit following a protest. Includes commentary by Susan Watson.
Guests are Nicholas Hood Jr. of the Detroit City Council; Al Jawad, the president of the Association of Independent Petroleum Dealers; and Imam Abdullah El-Amin of the Detroit Muslim Center, who led the protest the prior week.
Bill Lucas (September 29, 1986)
Guests: William Lucas
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:23
Description: This show is an interview with Wayne County executive William Lucas about running for governor.
James Blanchard (October 13, 1986)
Guests: James Blanchard
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Carole Gibson
Duration: 00:28:34
Description: This show is an interview with governor James Blanchard.
Teen Violence (November 3, 1986)
Guests: Elizabeth Hood, Charles Harper, Hartford Smith, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:29:33
Description: This show is a discussion of teen violence in Detroit. It includes commentary by Susan Watson.

Guests include Dr. Elizabeth Hood from Wayne State University School of Education, psychologist Charles Harper, Professor Hartford Smith from Wayne State University School of Social Work, and the voice of "John", a former drug dealer.
Teen Violence with Susan Watson (November 24, 1986)
Guests: Susan Watson, Thelma Curtis, Luvinia Hilson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:30:24
Description: This show focuses on coming up with solutions for teen violence in Detroit.
Guests include Susan Watson, writer for the Detroit Free Press; and Thelma Curtis and Luvinia Hilson, women whose sons was killed by teen violence.
Arthur Johnson (December 15, 1986)
Guests: Arthur Johnson
Host: Ed Gordon

Duration: 00:28:22
Description: This show is an interview with Arthur Johnson about his election to the presidency of the Detroit NAACP and the direction he plans on leading the NAACP.
Joe Madison (December 22, 1986)
Guests: Joe Madison
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:28
Description: This show is an interview with radio talk show host and activist Joe Madison about his proposal to start a new civil rights organization and his criticism of Coleman Young. It includes commentary by Susan Watson.
Julian Bond Julian Bond (1987)
Guests: Julian Bond
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:53
Description: This program, in which host Ed Gordon interviews civil rights leader and former Georgia state legislator Julian Bond, was broadcast in January 1987 on the national observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.
Psychological Slavery Psychological Slavery (1987)
Guests: Dr. Robert Newby, Dr. Tyrone Tilory, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:47
Description: In this program from 1987, host Ed Gordon engages in a fascinating discussion of African American psychology with two faculty members from Wayne State University: history professor Dr. Tyrone Tilory, and sociology professor Dr. Robert Newby.

School Crisis School Crisis (1987)
Guests: Teola Canty, George Vaughn, Arthur Jefferson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:18
Description: This program, broadcast live in the spring of 1987, was organized by WTVS as a public forum in response to the fatal shooting of a student at a Detroit high school. The panel discussion, led by host Ed Gordon, with Detroit Schools Superintendent Dr. Arthur Jefferson, school board member George Vaughn, and PTA President Teola Canty, illuminates the struggle of a major city to come to grips with violence in its schools and broader community.
Motown Records (February 2, 1987)
Guests: Earl Van Dyke, Thomas Bowles
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:47
Description: This show is about motown records. Guests include Earl Van Dyke, a keyboardist for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers band and for other famous performers (Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, etc), as well as a soloist; and Thomas Bowles, a Motown saxophonist and leader of the Swinging Dashikis, a band that played back up for Motown acts.
Teenage Pregnancy (February 9, 1987)
Guests: Emily Palmer, Richard Smith, Joyce Freeman, Robert Marshall
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:12
Description: This show is about how increasing teenage pregnancies affect the black community. Includes commentary from Susan Watson.

Guests are Emily Palmer, director of the Lula Belle Stewart Center for Pregnant Teens; Dr. Richard Smith, director of the Henry Ford Hospital Young Adult Clinic; 17 year old mother, Joyce Freeman; and 18 year old father, Robert Marshall.
Cooking Show (February 16, 1987)
Guests: Howard Paige, Ulysses Maple
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Gordon, Ed/ Gallant, Trudy
Duration: 00:28:34
Description: This show is about the history of black cuisine, and the role of African Americans in America's normal diet. Guests include Howard Paige, a culinary historian and author; and Ulysses Maple, the head chef at Oakwood Hospital.

AIDS (March 30, 1987)
Guests: Melinda Love, Scott Walton, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:30:32
Description: This show examines the incidence of AIDS in black Americans.

Guests include Dr. Melinda Love from the Detroit Board of Health; Scott Walton, the executive director of the Wellness Network; and Grace, a woman with AIDS who shares her story over the phone. Followed by commentary from Susan Watson.
The Winans (May 11, 1987)
Guests: Marvin Winans, Michael Winans, Ronald Winans, Carvin Winans
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:32
Description: This show is an interview and performance by the Winans brothers. The Winans are a Grammy award winning gospel group.
Radio Personnel (June 1, 1987)
Guests: Jay Butler, Clarence Rome, Steve Williams, John Mason
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:26:31
Description: This show is about the importance of music and radio in the black community.
Guests include radio disc jockeys John Mason, WJLB; Jay Butler, WQBH; Clarence "Foody" Rome, WGPR; and Steve Williams, WJZZ.
Blacks in Sports (June 8, 1987)
Guests: Earl Lloyd, Joe Lapointe, Mel Farr, Gates Brown
Host: Ed Gordon,
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:26:31
Description: This show is about racism in sports. Guests include Mel Farr, a former player for the Detroit Lions; Gates Brown, a former player for the Detroit Tigers; Earl Lloyd, former coach of the Detroit Pistons; and over the phone, Joe Lapointe, a writer for the Detroit Free Press.
Blacks and the Constitution (June 15, 1987)
Guests: Dennis Archer, Harold Norris, Avern Cohn, Charles Wright, Susan Watson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:26:29
Description: This show is about the relevance of the constitution to blacks because they were still in slavery at the time it was written. Includes commentary by Susan Watson.

Guests are Dennis Archer, then a Michigan Supreme Court Justice; the founder of the Museum of African American History, Dr. Charles Wright; Professor Harold Norris from the Detroit College of Law; and Judge Avern Cohn of the U.S. District Court.
Levert-Gordon-Levert (June 17, 1987)
Guests: Gerald Levert, Sean Levert, Marc Gordon
Host: Ed Gordon

Duration: 00:24:07
Description: This show is an interview with the musical group, Levert.
Black Vietnam Vets (June 29, 1987)
Guests: Von Washington, Mike Bethune, Liz Allen
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:39
Description: This show looks at issues of blacks in the Vietnam war and how black Vietnam veterans were portrayed in current movies of the time.

Guests include Von Washington, Mike Bethune, and Liz Allen, all Vietnam veterans.
School Strike (September 14, 1987)
Guests: Mary Blackmon, Sarah Burkhalter, Edmund Millet
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:26:31
Description: This show is about the Detroit schools teachers' strike.
Guests are Mary Blackmon, vice president of the Detroit School Board; Reverend Edmund Millet, a member of an ad hoc community group assisting to end the strike; and Sarah Burkhalter, recording secretary with the Detroit Federation of Teachers.
Housing Discrimination (October 19, 1987)
Guests: Sue Alexander, Marvin Thomas, Jeff McCall
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This show is about housing discrimination in Detroit.
Guests are Sue Alexander, a woman who won a discrimination suit against a rental agent; Jeff McCall, a realtor who owns his own real-estate company; and Marvin Thomas of the Fair Housing Center.
Recall (October 26, 1987)
Guests: Mzee Nabwi, Jessie M. Dillard, George Vaughn, Kay Everett
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This show is about the attempted recall of school board members, and also addresses the state of the school systems.
Guests are Mzee Nabwi of People to Open Schools; Jessie Dillard, a representative of Parents for Better Schools; and Detroit School Board members Kay Everett and George Vaughn.
Miki Howard (November 2, 1987)
Guests: Miki Howard
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:25:08
Description: This show is about singer/actress Miki Howard, her life, and music.
Natalie Cole (November 9, 1987)
Guests: Natalie Cole
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:28
Description: This show is an interview with singer and songwriter, Natalie Cole.
Urban League (November 16, 1987)
Guests: Charles Anderson, Claud Young
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:27
Description: This show is about the effectiveness of Southern Christian Leadership Conference and National Urban League in the civil rights struggle of the 1980's. Guests include Charles Anderson, president of the Detroit Urban League; and Dr. Claud Young, president of Michigan SCLC.
Strategic Plan (November 23, 1987)
Guests: Erma Henderson, Arthur Johnson, Jim Holley
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:26
Description: This show is about the Detroit Strategic Planning Project to try to better Detroit, and whether it may really have an impact. The show begins with an outtake from a speech by Walter McCarthy, the co-chairman of the Detroit Strategic Plan, and comments from Mayor Coleman Young.
Guests include Erma Henderson, president of the Detroit City Council, and executive committee member for the Detroit Strategic Plan; Dr. Arthur Johnson, the co-chairman of race relations for the Detroit Strategic Plan; and Reverend Jim Holley of Little Rock Baptist Church.
Best of Show (1988)

Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:27:40
Description: This show is an end-of -year special, featuring clips from the show throughout 1987.
Najee (1988)
Guests: Najee
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Ed Gordon
Duration: 00:25:28
Description: This show is an interview with Najee, a jazz artist who plays saxophones and flutes, and just had his first gold album. The show also includes clips from some of his music videos.
Black Folks (January 4, 1988)
Guests: John Conyers, Joe Wilson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:17
Description: This show is about the ramifications of recent massive GM layoffs for Detroit.
Guests include congressmen John Conyers; and Joe Wilson, the president of UAW local 15, who was recently laid off.
Racism (February 1, 1988)
Guests: Derwin Success, Keith Molin, Tracye Matthews, Joe Madison
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:30:22
Description: This show is about growing racism problems in the area and nationally. It includes commentary by Susan Watson.

Guests are Dr. Derwin Success, whose home was recently defaced with racial slanders and threatening messages; Keith Molin, the director of communications for the University of Michigan which has been a site of on-going racial problems; Tracye Matthews of the United Coalition Against Racism; and Joe Madison, chairman of the Michigan Leadership Conference.
Black Health Care (February 15, 1988)
Guests: Charles Vincent, John Waller, Jacqueline Flowers Lee
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:29
Description: This show is about health disparities in black people, and how things can be changed toward African Americans being healthier. The show ends with commentary from Susan Watson.

Guests are Dr. Charles Vincent, an OB/GYN; Dr. John Waller, the chairman of the Department of Community Medicine for Wayne State University; and Jacqueline Flowers Lee, a consultant for the Michigan Department of Health.
Headlines (February 22, 1988)
Guests: Chauncey Bailey, Cliff Russell, Steve Crump
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:21
Description: This show looks at headlines in Detroit over the weeks before the show and how they affect black people in Detroit.

Guests include Chauncey Bailey, reporter for the Detroit News; Cliff Russell of WWJ radio; and Steve Crump, at the time a reporter for WJBK TV.
Crack Continues (February 29, 1988)
Guests: Ron Lockett, Jacqueline Morrison, Nathaniel Topp
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:29:42
Description: This show is a part two of a series looking at the role of the community in putting an end to crack cocaine in Detroit.
Guests are Ron Lockett, the executive director of Family and Youth Resources; Jacqueline Morrison senior community prevention consultant of Project EPIC, a substance abuse prevention program; and Nathaniel Topp, the commanding officer of the Crime Prevention Unit of the Detroit Police Department.
Caucus Review (March 28, 1988)
Guests: Jack Casey, Kenneth Hill, Remer Tyson
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This show is about Jesse Jackson winning the caucus vote and whether blacks in general can be elected for such positions as presidency despite racism.
Guests include political analyst Jack Casey; Dr. Kenneth Hill, a professor at Wayne State University; and Remer Tyson, a writer for the Detroit Free Press.
Interview with Mayor Coleman Young Interview with Mayor Coleman Young (April 4, 1988)
Guests: Coleman Young
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:50
Description: A local favorite was the late Coleman A. Young, Detroit's Mayor for twenty years, who appeared on the show numerous times to discuss his efforts to shape Detroit, confront critics, and fight for racial justice. Young's dynamic manner made for several lively appearances, particularly in his early years as mayor in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Entrepreneurship (June 6, 1988)
Guests: Porterfield Wilson, Sampson Mathews, Gerald Davis, Ed Vaughn, Larry Mongo, Thomas Hutcherson, Charles W. Butler
Host: Ed Gordon

Duration: 00:28:24
Description: This show is about relationships between black consumers and entrepreneurs. It begins with a recording of a speech by entrepreneur Porterfield Wilson, and comments from Reverend Sampson Mathews of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit, and Gerald Davis of the Thursday Luncheon Group.

Guests include Ed Vaughn, president of the Thursday Luncheon Group and executive assistant to mayor Coleman Young; Thomas Hutcherson, vice president of the Booker T. Washington Association; Larry Mongo, a Detroit businessman; and Reverend Charles W. Butler, president of the Council of Baptist Pastors.
Casino Gambling (June 13, 1988)
Guests: Lawrence Doss, Helen Kelly, Keith Butler, Michael Jefferson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:42
Description: This show is about the allowance of more casinos in Detroit. Guests include Lawrence Doss and Helen Kelly, both of the Casino Gaming Study Commission; Reverend Keith Butler, president of the Alliance Against Casino Gambling; and Michael Jefferson from Citizens for Detroit's Future.
1963 Civil Rights March (June 20, 1988)
Guests: William Ardrey, Edwina Pinson, Mel Ravitz, Maryann Mahaffey, Ken Cockrel, Ruby Turner, Nicholas Hood, William Anderson, James Del Rio, Tony Brown, Claud Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Trudy Gallant, Carole Gibson
Duration: 00:28:10
Description: This show is about the march in Detroit with Martin Luther King Jr. 25 years earlier. There are clips of interviews with people who were there, including Reverend William Ardrey of St. Paul AME Zion Church; Reverend Edwina Pinson of West Side Unity Church; Mel Ravitz and Maryann Mahaffey from Detroit City Council; attorney Ken Cockrel; and Ruby Turner, former religion writer for Pittsburgh Courier.

Guests are Dr. Claud Young, president of the Michigan chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; councilman Nicholas Hood, who was active in the 1963 march; civil rights activist Dr. William Anderson; and by phone, Judge James Del Rio and Tony Brown, organizers of the 1963 march.
Airplane Pyramid Scheme (June 27, 1988)
Guests: Susan Watson, Richard Smart, Robert McTyre
Host: Ed Gordon
Producer : Ed Gordon, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:28:19
Description: This show is about the pyramid operation that was exclusively black, and whether that's the only reason it gained so much attention.

Guests include Richard Smart, the assistant deputy attorney general for Detroit; Detroit Free Press columnist Susan Watson, who wrote an article about the situation and has been receiving hate mail and threats because of it; and Robert McTyre of the Michigan Chronicle.
Erma Henderson Erma Henderson (1989)
Guests: Erma Henderson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Trudy Gallant
Description: This program, originally broadcast in late 1989, consists of an interview by Trudy Gallant of Detroit City Council President Erma Henderson. At the time, Henderson was preparing to leave the council after her fourth term. Henderson, who was the first black woman elected to the council and the first black person to serve as the council's president, had passed up an opportunity to run for reelection to the council to make an unsuccessful bid to be elected mayor.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1989)
Guests: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:22:47
Description: Jackie Joyner-Kersee was one of the most successful women athletes of the 20th century, winning a total of five Olympic medals in track and field events spread over four consecutive Olympic Games. The peak of her Olympic career was in 1988, when she won gold medals in both the heptathlon and the long jump.
Joe Clark Joe Clark (1989)
Guests: Joe Clark
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:26:52
Description: In this special broadcast from 1989, host Trudy Gallant, presents a brief introduction to an extended (24-minute) excerpt from a speech by New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark. The speech had been recorded earlier during an appearance by Clark at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Motown Revue Reunion Motown Revue Reunion (1989)
Guests: Johnny Bristol, Sylvia Moy, Ian Levine, the Satintone, the Velvelettes
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:08
Description: In 1989, a British record producer who had grown up listening to the hits of Detroit's Motown Records during the 1960s decided to bring together many of the old groups together for to make a series of new recordings. In this program, host Trudy Gallant interviews the producer, Ian Levine, and two of the former Motown songwriters - Sylvia Moy and Johnny Bristol - who were involved in the new project.
Old Hastings Street Old Hastings Street (1989)
Guests: Dorothy DeMorcia, Wardell Polk, Siliva Williams, Lyman Woodard
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:20
Description: This program from February 1989 crosses a range of categories as it explores the history of Detroit's black neighborhoods in the first half of the 20th century. Host Trudy Gallant discusses that history with a panel which includes two Detroiters who grew up in the Black Bottom/Paradise Valley area on the city's near east side, and the curator of a new exhibit about the period on display at the Detroit Historical Museum.
The Endangered Black Family The Endangered Black Family (1989)
Guests: Dr. Nathan Hare, Dr. Julia Hare
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:24:38
Description: The Crisis in Black Sexual Politics, a book by Dr. Nathan Hare and Dr. Julia Hare, is the focus of this program from 1989. The coauthors, who were husband and wife, were both psychologists practicing in the San Francisco area. Nathan Hare had been the original chair of the Black Studies Department at San Francisco State University in 1968, which was the first Black Studies program established at a predominantly white university in the United States.

Tom Barrow (1989)
Guests: Tom Barrow
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:29:53
Description: This show is an interview with accountant Tom Barrow who was running against current mayor, Coleman Young, for his position.
State of Black America State of Black America (January 1989)
Guests: Dr. Leon Chestang, N. Charles Anderson, John E. Jacob
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:48
Description: This program, broadcast in January 1989, discusses a report recently issued by the National Urban League assessing the economic and social challenges facing African Americans.
Special on Schools (February 27, 1989)
Guests: Frank Hayden, Zodie Johnson, David Olmstead, Evelyn Crane
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:57:26
Description: This show is a discussion about where the Detroit school system should be headed and what would make a good superintendent. Includes commentary from Susan Watson.
Guests are Frank Hayden, Detroit school board member and chairman of the Community Relations Committee; David Olmstead, Detroit school board member and chairman of the Finance Committee; Zodie Johnson, superintendent of area a; and Evelyn Crane, assistant superintendent of Detroit public schools.
University Programs (April 24, 1989)
Guests: Darrell Dawsey, Mikal Ansari, Leigh Smith, Michael Goodin, Robert Lasker
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:31
Description: This show is a discussion of the effects of a protest at Wayne State to get an Africana studies program.

Guests include spokespersons and negotiators for the students Darrell Dawsey, Mikal Ansari, and Leigh Smith, as well as Michigan Chronicle reporter, Michael Goodin. Robert Lasker, editor in chief of South End newspaper (Wayne State's university paper) also joins the discussion over the phone.
Kenny Cockrel Kenny Cockrel (May 1989)
Guests: Dennis Archer, Justin Ravitz, Mike Hamlin, Jack Russell, Ken Cockrell
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Gerald Smith, James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: Ken Cockrel was an often-controversial, often-inspirational figure in Detroit politics, from his emergence as a radical black activist and lawyer in the 1960s, through a term on the Detroit City Council, to speculation that he would run for mayor. This program, aired shortly after Cockrel's sudden death from a heart attack in 1989, explores Cockrel's contribution to the city.
Bill Johnson/Danton Wilson (July 17, 1989)
Guests: Bill Johnson, Danton Wilson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:26
Description: This show is about "Coleman's Communication on Crime" newsletter.
Guests are Danton Wilson editor in chief of the Michigan Chronicle and former staff of the City of Detroit public information; and Bill Johnson, of the editorial staff of the Detroit News.
Saunders, Black, Russell (July 24, 1989)
Guests: Nelson Saunders, Bill Black, Cliff Russell
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:36
Description: This show is about how the mayoral race is shaping up.
Guests are state representative Nelson Saunders; reporter Bill Black of WJR radio; and reporter Cliff Russell of WWJ radio.
20th Anniversary Special (September 25, 1989)
Guests: Tony Brown, Gil Maddox, Abe Ulmer, Ron Scott, Juanita Anderson, George (voice only) Martin
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:59:38
Description: This show is about the history of Detroit Black Journal, and is filled with clips from old shows.

Guests include the first host of the show, Tony Brown, Gil Maddox, who originally wrote the proposal for the show, Abe Ulmer, another host of CPT, Juanita Anderson, former executive producer of DBJ, Ron Scott, former producer and host of DBJ, and George Martin, who worked on CPT and DBJ.
Rich-Johnson (October 16, 1989)
Guests: Wilbur Rich, Bill Johnson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:28:54
Description: This show is about political endorsements, and how they influence votes. Guests are Professor Wilbur Rich, who teaches political science at Wayne State University; and Bill Johnson from the editorial board of the Detroit News and former campaign strategist.
Nigeria (October 31, 1989)
Guests: Sadiq Mohamed, Dean Johnson
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:26:06
Description: This show is about Nigeria and American trade opportunities there. Michigan opened an African trade office in Nigeria in the previous year, and set record sales, prompting the discussion topic.

Guests are Sadiq Mohamed, the deputy minister of the Nigerian Ministry of Trade; and Dean Johnson, of the Michigan Export Development Authority.
Adoption (1990)
Guests: Cheryl Coleman, Scott Damaschkes
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:47
Description: This show is about adoption, and whether black children would be better off in black homes.
Guests are Scott Damaschkes, who is bi-racial and was raised in a white home; and Cheryl Coleman, the Family Preservation Committee Chair from the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Budget Cuts Budget Cuts (1990)
Guests: Lavelle Williams, Bill (George Martin) Black
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In early 1990, the city of Detroit was facing a major budget crisis. Concerns about the city's finances, which had barely surfaced during the mayoral election in October and November of 1989, had suddenly erupted into an $80 million budget shortfall that prompted Mayor Coleman Young to propose drastic cutbacks in city services.

Highlights of Mandela's Visit Highlights of Mandela's Visit (1990)
Guests: Margaret Baylor, Paul Hubbard, Susan Watson, Nelson Mandela, Emery King
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Gerald Smith, James Jackson, Trudy Gallant
Duration: 00:53:01
Description: Nelson Mandela made a triumphal visit to the United States in June 1990, after his release from twenty-seven years' imprisonment in South Africa. It was a visit that brought a tremendous outpouring of emotion at every stop, especially, but not exclusively, from African Americans.

Louis Farrakhan Louis Farrakhan (1990)
Guests: Louis Farrakhan, Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:35
Description: Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has been an important and controversial leader in the African American community since the late 1970s. A powerfully charismatic speaker, he was the primary organizer of the Million Man March in 1995. While many African Americans found the Million Man March to be a deeply inspirational event, Farrakhan has also been sharply criticized for his organization's separatist ideas and for comments that many considered anti-Semitic.
Miss USA (1990)
Guests: Carole Gist, Joan Gist
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:28:54
Description: This show is an interview with Carole Gist, the first black Miss USA (1990), and her mother about the pageant and their lives.
Reparations Reparations (1990)
Guests: Ray Jenkins, Christopher Alston
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: In early 1865, shortly before the end of the Civil War, General William T. Sherman began distributing parcels of land confiscated from Confederate supporters to former slaves along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. He also loaned army mules to the former slaves to help them farm their newly acquired land.
Wilson/Slocom/Edwards (February 19, 1990)
Guests: Blenda Wilson, Harriet Slocom, Walter Edwards, Dudley Randall
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:42
Description: This show is about the decrease in blacks in higher education.
Guests include Dr. Harriet Slocom, the director of the urban teachers program at Wayne County Community College; Dr. Walter Edwards, assistant dean of the graduate school at Wayne State University; and Blenda Wilson, the chancellor of University of Michigan, Dearborn. There is also a short reading by Dudley Randall, a Detroit poet laureate, from his poem "Booker T. and W.E.B." that is interrupted by various performers reciting the poem.
Blacks and the Civil War (February 26, 1990)
Guests: Dale Rich
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:54
Description: This show is about the role black Americans played in the Civil War. The guest is civil war historian, Dale Rich.
Census (April 20, 1990)
Guests: Lyn Silas, Juliette Okotie-Eboh
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:44
Description: This show is about the census and why people in Detroit should take part in it. Guests include Lyn Silas, a census awareness coordinator; and Juliette Okotie-Eboh, the mayor's liaison for census activities.
Infant Mortality Prevention (May 7, 1990)
Guests: Vernice Davis-Anthony, Edna E. Batiste, Diane Whitney
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : James Jackson
Duration: 00:27:57
Description: This show is about the high infant mortality rate in Detroit, and how to reach a solution.

Guests include Edna E. Batiste, administrator of the Detroit Health Department; Vernice Davis-Anthony, the executive director of the Wayne County Task Force for Infant Mortality; and Diane Whitney, a mother of six and former drug abuser.
Coleman Young (October 8, 1990)
Guests: Coleman A. Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Detroit mayor Coleman Young.
Ombudsman (November 12, 1990)
Guests: Marie Farrell-Donaldson
Host: Trudy Gallant

Duration: 00:26:54
Description: This show is about the problems with Detroit city services.
The guest is Ombudsman for the City of Detroit, Marie Farrell-Donaldson.
Holiday Show Holiday Show (December 1990)
Guests: Diane Campbell, Tina Brooks, Lisa Page, Keith Staten, Witness, Yolanda Harris
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:21
Description: This program from December 1990 is a Christmas special devoted to gospel music. Host Trudy Gallant introduces two contemporary gospel music acts: a women's quartet known as Witness and solo performer Keith Staten.
Minister Rasul Muhammad (December 10, 1990)
Guests: Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:21
Description: This show is an interview with Minister Rasul Muhammad, the Nation of Islam's local leader. Includes clips of a speech by Louis Farrakhan.
Black Church's Children Black Church's Children (1991)
Guests: Mother Gertrude Stacks, Rev. Ron Spann, Fr. George Clements, Deacon Reginald Dokes, Rev. Jim Holley
Host: Deborah Smith-Barney
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:30:01
Description: This program from the early fall of 1991 features a panel discussion with leaders from four Detroit churches to examine the question of what churches are - and need to be - doing to help young people with the struggles that they face.
Black Colleges Black Colleges (1991)
Guests: Alvin O. Jr. Chambliss, Dr. Marjorie Harris, Dr. Anthony Ingram, Ed Vaughn
Host: Greg Mathis
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:20
Description: This program from the first months of 1991 is interesting, both for the subject matter and for some of the personalities involved in the show.
Black Images, Stereotypes and Media (1991)
Guests: John Conyers Jr, Don Barden, Bill Black, Robert McTyre, Harold Sullivan, Ed Gordon
Host: Chauncey Bailey
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:56
Description: This show is about black images, stereotypes, and media as they apply to black youth. It also deals with the marketing of alcohol and cigarettes to the black community. A clip of Michigan representative John Conyers, Jr. begins the show.

Guests include Don Barden of Barden Cable; Bill Black from WJR radio; Robert McTyre of the Michigan Chronicle; Harold Sullivan of Creative Communications; and Ed Gordon of BET news.
Black Youth Perspectives Black Youth Perspectives (1991)
Guests: Vincent Calles, Wenona Bryant, Chris Lee, Jasminder Grewal, Diona Smiley, Neeme Jarvi
Host: Randy Henry
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:29:43
Description: This program from the early fall of 1991 is the second of two special broadcasts focusing on city youth.
Danny Glover (1991)
Guests: Danny Glover, Alfred Anderson, Gilbert Cargill, Leslie Morris
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:24:18
Description: This show is an interview with Danny Glover about his new movie "To Sleep with Anger" and a salute to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
Guests include actor Danny Glover; Leslie Morris, president of N.I.A.; and Gilbert Cargill and Chief Alfred Anderson, former flight instructors at the Tuskegee Institute.
General Assistance Cuts, Part 1 General Assistance Cuts, Part 1 (1991)
Guests: Maryann Mahaffey, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Joan Doyen
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:29:16
Description: This program from the fall of 1991 is the first of two DBJ broadcasts examining one of the hot-button issues in Michigan at that time - the state's decision to balance its budget by slashing its spending on general assistance welfare.
General Assistance Cuts, Part 2 General Assistance Cuts, Part 2 (1991)
Guests: Sam Chambers, City Councilman Keith Butler, State Rep. Morris Hood, State Rep. David Hollister, State Sen. David Holmes
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This is the second of two DBJ programs broadcast in the fall of 1991 as cutbacks in Michigan's state budget were throwing 90,000 state residents off of the general assistance welfare rolls.
Les Brown (1991)
Guests: Les Brown
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:25:16
Description: This show is an interview with motivational speaker, Les Brown about his life and how to be successful in the upcoming decade.
Michigan Budget Cuts (1991)
Guests: Bill Black, David Holmes, Marie Kaigler, Vicki Thomas, Joe Young
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:36
Description: This show is about Michigan budget cuts, and whether they are hitting the right departments.

Guests are Bill Black, a reporter for WJR radio; Vicki Thomas, a reporter for WDET radio; Marie Kaigler, a talk show host for WXYT radio; state senator David Holmes; and by phone, state representative Joe Young.
Ralph Cooper/Amateur Night (1991)
Guests: Ralph Cooper
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:15
Description: This show is an interview with Ralph Cooper about amateur night at the Apollo and what it has done to dispel racism. Ralph Cooper was the founder and MC of amateur night.
Reggae….The New Sound (1991)
Guests: Steve Nesbitt, Shelly Thunder, Selwyn Brown, Shinehead, Little Lenny (voice only)

Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:54
Description: This show features a series of music video clips with discussion of the music.
Guests include Steve Nesbitt, drummer for the band Steel Pulse; Shelly Thunder, a reggae singer and rapper; Selwyn Brown, the keyboardist for Steel Pulse; and Shinehead, a rap artist.
Us Helping Us Us Helping Us (1991)
Guests: Richard Trice, Cheryl Coleman
Host: Lonnie Peek
Producer : Tony Mottley
Description: This broadcast from the fall of 1991 is really a continuation of the discussion in two earlier programs about the impact on welfare programs of massive budget cuts by the state of Michigan. The cuts had thrown more than 90,000 people off general assistance welfare rolls.
Wally Amos (1991)
Guests: Wally Amos, Anna Merritt, Deborah Flowers
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This show is about literacy and African Americans.
Guests are Wally Amos, actor, writer, and founder of Famous Amos cookies, he is on the show for his work with Literacy Volunteers of America; and Anna Merritt and Deborah Flowers from Detroit branch of Literacy Volunteers of America.
Minorities in Saudi Arabia (January 14, 1991)
Guests: Sharon Blackmon, Joyce Crutchfield, Osama Siblani, Elizabeth Allen
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:02
Description: This show is about the Persian Gulf War and it's impact on local minority communities.
Guests include attorney Sharon Blackmon of the Ad Hoc African American Committee for Peace; Joyce Crutchfield from the Coalition to Stop U.S. Intervention in the Middle East; Dr. Elizabeth Allen, Vietnam combat nurse; and Osama Siblani, editor and publisher of Sada al-Watan, an Arab-American newspaper.
Afrocentrism (February 1991)
Guests: Arthur Carter, Lyn Lewis, James Jenkins, Larry Fishburne, Ann Eskridge
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:04
Description: This show is a review of black history month.
Guests include Dr. Arthur Carter, interim deputy superintendent of Detroit Public Schools; sociologist, Dr. Lyn Lewis of the University of Detroit Mercy; and writer Ann Eskridge. Clips contain statements from James Jenkins, the founder of Greystone International Jazz Museum; actor Larry Fishburne, best known for his role in the movie "The Matrix"; and the writers of the play "Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame", Flip Fraser and J.D. Douglas.
Black Muslims (February 25, 1991)
Guests: Rasul Muhammad
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:18
Description: This show is about the Muslim religion. Includes clips of speech by Louis Farrakhan. The guest is Nation of Islam's local leader, Rasul Muhammad.
Homeless (March 25, 1991)
Guests: John Engler, Otis Green, Maureen Taylor, Olivia Wilcox, Florida A & M Gospel Choir
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:46
Description: This show is about budget cuts in Michigan and how it is affecting the poor. The show starts with a statement from John Engler, governor of Michigan at the time; and ends with clips of A & M Gospel Choir.

Guests include Olivia Wilcox from the Coalition on Temporary Shelter; Sergeant Major Otis Green, bed and bread coordinator for the Salvation Army Harbor Light; Maureen Taylor, director of the community based restitution program; "Faith" of the Shepherd House, and some homeless people from the area that aren't named.
SOSAD (May 1, 1991)
Guests: Clementine Barfield, Peggy Djurdjulov
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:47
Description: This show is about children getting killed in Detroit and how parents can help to stop it.
Guests are Clementine Barfield, founder and director of Save Our Sons and Daughters (SOSAD); and Peggy Djurdjulov, vice president of sales for Frito Lay (at the time Frito Lay was working with SOSAD to improve the community).
McGriff/School Year 90-91 (June 10, 1991)
Guests: Deborah McGriff, Gerald K. Smith, Emmett Moten
Host: Trudy Gallant
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:59
Description: This show is an interview with the Detroit public schools superintendent, Deborah McGriff, about the challenges and future of the schools. There are two taped segments added into the show. The first includes statements from Gerald K. Smith of the Kellogg Foundation about the Kellogg Foundation's commitment to the schools, and Emmett Moten, the co-chair of Northern Lights. The second clip is from a previous show.
Black Governance & Programs (October 17, 1991)
Guests: Lynn Smith, Ron Hall, N. Charles Anderson
Host: Dennis Archer
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:13
Description: This show is about what educational, civic, and healthcare are available for young black people.

Guests include Lynn Smith, director of the Youth Advisory Commission; Ron Hall, assistant vice president of New Detroit, Inc; and N. Charles Anderson, president and CEO of the Detroit Urban League.
Black Consumers and Black Business Black Consumers and Black Business (1992)
Guests: Herschel Richey, Ricardo Solomon, Clifton R. Wharton
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:145
Description: This program from the fall of 1992 examines the question of collective economics in the black community: Do African American consumers adequately support black-owned businesses, and if not, why not?
Detroit Public Housing Detroit Public Housing (1992)
Guests: Bob Armstrong, Kevin Fobbs, Keith Butler, Ruth Williams
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:48
Description: This episode focuses on the problems of public housing in Detroit.
Election '92 Election '92 (1992)
Guests: George H.W. Bush, Bishop Alfred Kelly, Larry Bivens, Michael Wimberley, Bill Clinton, H. Ross Perot
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This program, which was originally broadcast shortly before the presidential election of November 1992, examines what is at stake for African Americans in that election and how African Americans can have an impact on the political process.
Minority Mortgages, Part 1 Minority Mortgages, Part 1 (1992)
Guests: Karla Brintley, Eugene Perly, Lorraine Van Etten, Saleem Khalid
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:02
Description: Few matters are more fundamental to people's lives than the idea of home, and this program from 1992 explores the difficulties that African Americans face in obtaining the mortgage loans that make home ownership possible.
Minority Mortgages, Part 2 Minority Mortgages, Part 2 (1992)
Guests: Don Bailey, Bernard Parker, Karla Brintley, Lorraine Van Etten, Saleem Khalid
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This is the second of two programs from 1992 examining the relationship between African Americans, banks and the granting of mortgage loans in the inner city. The program begins with host Cliff Russell posing the question: Do banks discriminate against the inner city in general and blacks in particular?
Modern Day Griot Modern Day Griot (1992)
Guests: Katherine Blackwell, Baba Inshangi
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:29
Description: This program, broadcast in 1992, is hosted by Cliff Russell. Divided between a music-dance performance by the Ishangi family from West Africa, and a presentation by Katherine Blackwell, an African American storyteller, the show illustrates the efforts of African Americans to explore - and to transmit to their children - the African roots of American culture.
Politics Show (1992)
Guests: Jim Hall, Lenora Fulani, Rasul Muhammad
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:37
Description: This show takes place at the capitol in Lansing and is about whether black people should support democrats or republicans.
Interviews are done with Jim Hall, the vice chairman of Michigan Republican Party; Dr. Lenora Fulani, an independent candidate for president; and Minister Rasul Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.
Race Relations on Campus Race Relations on Campus (1992)
Guests: John Telford, Darryl Dawsey, Byron Williams, Tomeka Mingo
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Description: In this program from mid-1992, host Cliff Russell leads a panel discussion, with a studio audience, about the problems that black students face in dealing with racism on college campuses and in high schools. The discussion was an outgrowth of a similar forum conducted a few weeks earlier in the wake of the verdict in the Rodney King beating case and the subsequent rioting in Los Angeles.
Civil Rights Civil Rights (January 15, 1992)
Guests: Ernest C. Dillard Sr
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:26:36
Description: Russell is joined by Ernest C. Dillard, Jr., a local historian and projects manager with the UAW. He is the author of Civil Rights in the 1990s: Race at the Crossroads, and Russell starts by posing the question to him of what he means by "crossroads." Dillard believes that they are at a stage where there is the opportunity for potentially great progress, but only if they choose to do the right thing. In his book, Dillard says that blacks are on equal footing with whites legally, in terms of things such as voting rights, but there are new issues that need to be addressed. These legal rights were the result of actions such as Martin Luther King.
Business Tax Abatements (January 27, 1992)
Guests: Gill Hill, Erma Henderson, Anthony Adams, George Geller, Victor Long
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:50
Description: This show is about whether business tax abatements are worth it, or if they should be eliminated. Much of the discussion focuses on the Pepsi bottling company that received a tax abatement, but did not hire as many workers as promised.

Guests include Gill Hill, pro tem president of Detroit City Council; Erma Henderson, the former Detroit City Council president; attorney Anthony Adams; by phone, attorney George Geller; and Victor Long, a former Pepsi worker and protester.
Friends of African Art/King and Gold of Ghana (February 3, 1992)
Guests: Maurice D. Parrish, Laura R. Mosley, Judith Wyche, Ronald R. Dobbins
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:49
Description: As part of February's Black History month, where the topic is African roots, this episode's focus is on the gold of Ghana. The show begins with footage from a Ghanaian king's visit to Detroit.

Guests include Maurice D. Parrish, deputy director of the Detroit Institute of Arts; Judith Wyche, the first vice chair of the Friends of African Art; Ronald R. Dobbins, the president of Omnicare; and Laura R. Mosley, of Friends of African Art.
The Boys (May 2, 1992)
Guests: Khiry Abdulsamad, Hakeem Abdulsamad, Bilal Abdulsamad, Tajh Abdulsamad
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:07
Description: This show is an interview with the musical group, The Boys. Members of the group are Khiry, Hakeem, Bilal, and Tajh Abdulsamad.
Black Enterprise 100 (June 15, 1992)
Guests: Don Barden
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:53
Description: This show is an interview with Don Barden after he was named one of the 100 most successful black business entities by Black Enterprise magazine.
African Culture and Folklore (July 20, 1992)
Guests: Frankey Quimby, Doug Quimby, Julie Dash, Joseph N'Diaye
Host: Mike Neal
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:29
Description: This show is about African culture and folklore that was better preserved through island life. It also includes an interview with Julie Dash about her movie, "Daughters of the Dust".

Guests are storytellers Frankey and Doug Quimby, who tell about their heritage; Joseph N'Diaye, the curator of the Museum des Esclaves; and film writer, director, producer, Julie Dash.
Blacks in Basketball (July 27, 1992)
Guests: Nelson George, Brenda Gatlin, Ben Kelso
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:30
Description: This show is about black contribution to sports, namely basketball, and "Elevating the Game" a book by Nelson George addressing the topic. Besides being an author, Nelson George also worked as a filmmaker, critic, columnist, and journalist. There are also interviews with Brenda Gatlin, the former athletic director for Southwestern High School; and Ben Kelso, the head basketball coach for Cooley High School.
NABJ 17th Annual Convention and Job Fair (September 14, 1992)
Guests: Clementine Barfield, John Conyers, Arthur Ashe, William III Gray
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:39
Description: This show is an overview of the events and footage from the convention and job fair of the National Association of Black Journalists. The footage includes speeches by tennis player Arthur Ashe; Minister William Gray III, the president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund and U.S. House of Representatives member; Clementine Barfield, founder and director of Save Our Sons and Daughters; and U.S. House of Representatives member, John Conyers.
Respect Yourself and Live (October 12, 1992)
Guests: Stephonia Fletcher, Lavett Pettiford, Sterling Sangoma, Robert Thornton
Host: Cliff Russell
Host : Cliff Russell
Duration: 00:27:59
Description: This show is about sexual responsibility and AIDS in black youth.
Guests include 19 year old single mother, Stephonia Fletcher; 18 year old single mother, Lavett Pettiford; Sterling Sangoma, coordinator of the HIV counseling and testing division for the Detroit Public Health Department; and Robert Thornton, director of Project MR.
Conflict Resolution (October 19, 1992)
Guests: Jameel Johnson, Lewis Colson, Carol E. Pearson, Allen Martin
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:33
Description: This show is about violence among African American teens, and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Guests include Jameel Johnson, a survivor of violence; youth advisor and counselor Lewis Colson; Dr. Carol E. Pearson, a forensic child psychiatrist; and Allen Martin, a counselor from the Save Our Sons And Daughters organization.
Malcolm X: The Man, The Memory (November 23, 1992)
Guests: Ed Vaughn, Alex Haley, Spike Lee, El Hajj Abdulaziz Omar, Waalee Muhammad
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This show is about the Spike Lee Malcolm X movie and Malcolm X's life.
The beginning has clips of statements from Alex Haley, Ed Vaughn, and Spike Lee. Guests include Minister Waalee Muhammad, of the Islam Space Age Muslims; and Malcolm X's brother, El Hajj Abdulaziz Omar.
Rev. Cecil Williams (November 30, 1992)
Guests: Cecil Williams
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:22:53
Description: This show is an interview with Reverend Cecil Williams. He founded the Liberation of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, and is known not only as a minister, but also as an author, activist, and leader.
Barbara Talley (1993)
Guests: Barbara Talley, Dale Rich, Dudley Moore
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:12
Description: This show focuses on black politics through a Detroit Institute of Arts exhibit and Barbara Talley's political career. It also has a segment on African art.

Guests include Barbara Talley, a candidate for Southfield City Clerk; Dale Rich, a researcher and exhibitor that put together a black lawmakers' exhibit; and Dudley Moore, an African artist.
Black Cinema (1993)
Guests: Bob Scott, Robert Townsend
Host: Rosalind Smith, Dianna Craig
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:58
Description: This show discusses the films "Poetic Justice" and "Meteor Man" and includes clips from the movies.

Guests include former Michigan film commissioner Bob Scott and writer/director/actor Robert Townsend.
Black TV Programming in Detroit (1993)
Guests: David Rambeau, Jeff Miller, Kathy Young-Welch, Al Mitchell
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show looks at TV shows that deal with black people and what kind of message they send out.

Guests include David Rambeau, the executive producer of Project Black Awareness in Television, an organization that produces black TV shows; Jeff Miller, the host and creator of the TV show, Transition; Al Mitchell, a director and producer of black shows; and Kathy Young-Welch, a journalist involved with local programming.
Blackmail (1993)
Guests: Pearl Cleage, Jason Hill, Philip Michael Thomas, France Zobda
Host: Rosalind Smith
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:11
Description: This show discusses the film "Blackmail" and the book "Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot."

Guests include writer Pearl Cleage, writer/director Jason Hill, composer/actor Philip Michael Thomas, and actress France Zobda.
Civilian Conservation Corps (1993)
Guests: John Roundtree, Johnnie Johnson, William Elum
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:41
Description: This show is about the problem of unemployment and whether a CCC type government program is necessary and would work.
Guests include John Roundtree, president of the Detroit CCC; Johnnie Johnson, the founder of the Detroit CCC Alumni; and Reverend William Elum, chaplain of the Detroit CCC.
Dennis Archer (1993)
Guests: Dennis Archer
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:12
Description: This show is an interview with mayoral candidate, Dennis Archer.
Detroit Auto Industry Detroit Auto Industry (1993)
Guests: Theresa Jones, Charles Harrell, Mel Farr, Nathan Conyers
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:56
Description: Originally broadcast in January 1993, the program consists of a roundtable discussion, moderated by host Cliff Russell, between four prominent African American auto dealers from the Detroit area: Mel Farr, a former star athlete with the Detroit Lions, owner of Mel Farr Ford, and chairman of the Black Auto Dealers Association; Charles Harrell, owner of Harrell Chevrolet; Theresa Jones, owner of Northwestern Dodge and former director of nursing at Henry Ford Hospital; and Nathan Conyers, owner of Riverside Ford. This program explores the status and progress of African Americans in the U.S. auto industry as the owners of auto dealerships.
Family (1993)
Guests: Rochelle Riley, Joann Washington, William and Carol Smith
Host: Cliff Russell

Duration: 00:28:03
Description: This show is about African American families.
Guests include author Rochelle Riley; African storyteller Joann Washington, and William and Carol Smith the adoptive parents of five brothers.
Incarceration Incarceration (1993)
Guests: Ron Scott, Anthony McDuffie, Rev. Mikal Featchurs
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:02
Description: In this program, broadcast in 1993, host Cliff Russell talks with three studio guests about the ways in which black men tend to get singled out for police attention and the reasons why black men constitute a disproportionately large segment of America's prison population.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute (1993)
Guests: Coretta Scott King, Young people from Detroit and across the country
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almaza
Duration: 00:29:07
Description: This program, produced to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday in January 1993, is an intriguing exploration of the continuing legacy of King and his principles of nonviolence.

Self Help Programs (1993)
Guests: David Gamlin, Clifton Morton
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:35
Description: This show is about black entrepreneurship.
Guests include David Gamlin, a board member of Joy of Jesus (an organization dedicated to helping urban youth succeed) and instructor for Detroit Center of Entrepreneurship, and Clifton Morton, a recent high school graduate and student at the Detroit Center for Entrepreneurship.
Susan Taylor (1993)
Guests: Susan Taylor, Dudley Moore
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:18:54
Description: This show is an interview with Susan Taylor about being the editor of Essence magazine. There is also a segment on African arts, narrated by Dudley Moore of Moore African Art.
Urban City Gambling Urban City Gambling (1993)
Guests: Rev. E.D. Cobbin, Theo Broughton, Ted Gatzaros
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:59
Description: Casino gambling roiled the political waters of Detroit for nearly a quarter century before the city's first casino opened in 1999. This program, from mid-1993, illustrates the intensity of the debate that raged in the early 1990s over whether casinos should be allowed in Detroit.

Black Relationships Black Relationships (January 1993)
Guests: Debra Crable, Darryl Roberts, Latricia Loftin, Rev. David Payton, Raymond Whitfield
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This program from January 1993 revisits the issue of relationships between black men and women that was the subject of a pair of broadcasts in 1986. This time, however, the program examines a popular culture take on the issue, rather than taking a sociological approach.
Chris Webber Chris Webber (March 1, 1993)
Guests: Chris Webber
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:07
Description: In this program from March 1, 1993, host Cliff Russell devotes the entire program to an extended interview with Chris Webber, then a key leader of the University of Michigan's "Fab Five" basketball team. Webber went on to a long and successful career in the National Basketball Association, where he played for at least five different teams, including the Detroit Pistons.
Blue Pigs/ Hugh Burrell (March 22, 1993)
Guests: Hugh Burrell
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:46
Description: This show is about the Blue Pigs, a musical outreach program of the Detroit Police Department. The guest is Hugh Burrell, the lead vocalist of the Blue Pigs.
Pension Fund Investment (Empowerment) Capitol (April 5, 1993)
Guests: Raymond Welborne
Host: Ed Vaughn
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:27:41
Description: This show is about control of pension investments and where that money is invested.
The guest is Raymond Welborne, a City of Detroit Pension Fund trustee.
Domestic Financial Affairs (April 12, 1993)
Guests: George Johnson, David Robinson, Wanda Young, Agnes Patterson
Host: Alan Martin
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:29:26
Description: This show is about effective management of financial affairs.
Guests include CPA George Johnson; Agnes Patterson, a small business developer; attorney David Robinson; and Wanda Young, an insurance, life annuity, and mutual fund specialist. Guest host is Al Martin.
Blacks and the Auto Industry (July 12, 1993)
Guests: Mel Farr, Nathan Conyers, Chuck Harrell, Theresa Jones
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Carlota Almanza
Duration: 00:28:17
Description: This show is a discussion with local auto dealers.
Guests include Mel Farr, former football player and currently (at the time) chairman of National Black Automakers Association; Nathan Conyers of Riverside Ford; Chuck Harrell of Harrell Chevrolet; and Theresa Jones of Northwestern Dodge.
Politics and the Media (October 6, 1993)
Guests: Sherry Washington, Bill Johnson, Adolph Mongo
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer :
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about the Detroit mayor's race and whether the media has been fair. There's also short segments on art and Fannie Lou Hamer (a civil rights leader and American voting activist in the 1960's), and a poetry/music segment. Sherry Washington, owner of the Sherry Washington Art Gallery, starts off the show with the art segment.
Guests include political consultant Adolph Mongo, who served for multiple Detroit mayors, circuit court and court of appeals judges, Geoffrey Fieger, and two US congresswomen, among others; and Bill Johnson of the Detroit News.
Detroit After the Election (November 3, 1993)
Guests: Bernard Parker, Errol Henderson, Kenneth Coleman, Roger Chesley
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:48
Description: This show is a discussion of what direction new mayor, Dennis Archer, will take Detroit, and where Detroit needs to go.

Guests include Wayne County Commissioner, Bernard Parker; Dr. Errol Henderson, member of SOSAD (save our sons and daughters organization); Kenneth Coleman Jr., a writer for the Michigan Chronicle; and Roger Chesley, a writer for the Detroit Free Press.
Alfred Ali (November 9, 1993)
Guests: Alfred Ali, P.K. McCary
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about how American black men are spiritually dead. It is an interview with author Alfred Ali, who discusses his book on the subject. There is also a short excerpt from author P.K. McCary on her book, "Black Bible Chronicles".
Kamal / Vibes International (December 29, 1993)
Guests: Lorenzo Geohagan, Kamal A. Amen Ra, Akoben
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:59
Description: This show features a musical performance by Akoben, including a quick interview with Kamal A. Amen Ra from the group. There's also an interview with Lorenzo Geohagan, editor of Vibes Magazine.
Arthur Mitchell Arthur Mitchell (1994)
Guests: Arthur Mitchell
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: In this program, from 1994, host Darryl Wood interviews Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem. Mitchell was in Detroit to launch a youth dance program in conjunction with the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
Berry Gordy Berry Gordy (1994)
Guests: Berry Gordy
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: Founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy is a legend in Detroit and around the country. Broadcast in 1994 as part of Gordy's tour to promote his autobiography, "To Be Loved," host Darryl Wood talks with Gordy about the early days of his career.
Black Conservatives/Ralph Wiley (1994)
Guests: Ron Edwards, Ralph Wiley
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:26:02
Description: This show is an interview with Ron Edwards, a radio talk show host and creator of "The Edwards Notebook", a radio commentary. It also includes a monologue by Ralph Wiley, author of "What Black People Should Do Now".
Gun Safety (1994)
Guests: Benny Napoleon, Corey Edwards, Eugene Edwards, Robert Ficano
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:04
Description: This show is about increases in gun violence and lack of proper gun safety in the home. It includes interviews with Deputy Chief of Detroit police, Benny Napoleon, and a victim of gun violence, Corey Edwards as well as gun safety tips. Other guests include Corey's father, Eugene Edwards and Robert Ficano the Wayne County sheriff.
Ken Cockrel / Mike's Guide (1994)
Guests: Ken Jr Cockrel, Justin Ravitz, Bruce Hunt, Debra White-Hunt, Michael E. Fisher
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:54
Description: This show profiles Ken Cockrel's life. It also features segments on the Detroit Dance Academy and "Mike's Guide to the Motor City".

Guests include Ken Cockrel's son, Ken Cockrel Jr.; Ken Cockrel's partner, Justin Ravitz; Debra White-Hunt and Bruce Hunt, founders of the Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy; and Michael E. Fisher, author of "Mike's Guide to the Motor City".
New Work for a New Generation (1994)
Guests: Mel Farr, Harold Martin
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:54
Description: This show about entrepreneurship, focuses on the lives and work of two black entrepreneurs -- Harold Martin, former racecar driver and automotive engineer, now CEO of MVP Footwear, an international African American shoe company Martin founded; and Mel Farr, former football player, now automobile dealership owner.
The Black Russians (January 5, 1994)
Guests: Charles Quist-Adade, Joseph White Erakoptobor, Freddie Jackson, Ralph Wiley
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:15
Description: This show is about racism and persecution in Russia. It also includes short segments on music by Freddie Jackson and a book by Ralph Wiley.

Guests include Dr. Charles Quist-Adade, a professor from University of Windsor (at the time) who grew up in Ghana and earned a degree in Russia; Joseph White Erakoptobor, a sufferer of racism in Russia; Freddie Jackson, an R&B and soul singer; and author Ralph Wiley.
Black Business in Detroit (January 12, 1994)
Guests: Ricardo Solomon, Richard W. Shealey, Nezaa Bandele
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:12
Description: This show focuses on business, and considers solutions to inner city problems - specifically a joint venture between a bank and churches trying to spark development.

Guests include Wayne County Commissioner, Ricardo Solomon; Richard W. Shealey, president and chief executive officer of First Independence National Bank; and Nezaa Bandele, owner of Alkebulan Arts, a Detroit store that sells African cultural goods.
Untold Tales / Sampler (February 2, 1994)
Guests: Elaine Latzman Moon, Norman McRae, Pearl Cleage
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:06
Description: This show is a celebration of the black history and heroes of Detroit. It also includes segments on books, art, and music.

Guests include Elaine Latzman Moon, author of the book "Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes"; and Norman McRae, a Detroit area historian. There's also a monologue by Pearl Cleage, author of the book "Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot"; and a performance by Akoben.
Money (March 30, 1994)
Guests: Terry Savage, Jessie Carney Smith
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:11
Description: This show is has segments on money management and the book "Black Firsts", and includes a tribute to Malcolm X from a 1979 episode.

Guests include Terry Savage, author and personal finance expert, and Jessie Carney Smith, the author of "Black Firsts".
South Africa (April 20, 1994)
Guests: Howard Wolpe, Nathan McCall
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:51
Description: This show examines South Africa's first multiracial election through discussion with Howard Wolpe, former congressman and the chairman of house subcommittee on Africa. It also includes an interview with Nathan McCall, author of the book "Makes Me Wanna Holler", about his life and time in prison.
Mel Farr Encore (May 4, 1994)
Guests: Mel Farr, Susan Taylor
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:10
Description: This show is an interview with Mel Farr, a car salesman and former football player; followed by a monologue from Susan Taylor, editor in chief of Essence Magazine.
Calculating Change in Detroit (May 18, 1994)
Guests: Aziz Khalifa, Shirley Sanders, Jacqueline Morrison
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:57
Description: This show explores reasons children are not doing well in math and sciences and new initiatives to try to improve.
Guests include Aziz Khalifa, a high school science teacher; Shirley Sanders, a parent; and Jacqueline Morrison of the Detroit Urban League.
Lani Guinier / Her Story (May 25, 1994)
Guests: Lani Guinier
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Lani Guinier. She is Harvard Law School's first black female professor, and a civil rights activist.
Ken Cockrel / Grace Frazier (June 15, 1994)
Guests: Ken Jr Cockrel, Justin Ravitz, Grace Frazier, Duane A. Elston, Dannie Brown
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show profiles the life of Ken Cockrel, a lawyer, city council member, and black activist leader. It also looks at Wayne State's educational programs using Grace Frazier's experience.

Guests include Ken Cockrel Jr., Ken Cockrel's son, Justin Ravitz, Cockrel's partner, Grace Frazier, an alumni of the community education outreach program, Duane A. Elston, a recruiter for the division of community education at Wayne State, and Dannie Brown, Wayne State University program coordinator.
Economic Empowerment (June 29, 1994)
Guests: Gregory Reed, James Perkins
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about what churches do with their collection money and what should be done with it. It's an interview with attorney and author Gregory Reed about his book addressing the subject. Reverend James Perkins of Greater Christ Baptist Church also makes a statement in a short clip about what the church has done in the community.
O.J. Simpson (July 6, 1994)
Guests: Jim McFarlin, Elbert Hatchett, Emery King
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:03
Description: This show is about the media coverage and politics of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Guests include Emery King, an anchor of WDIV-TV; Jim McFarlin, a TV writer for the Detroit News; and attorney Elbert Hatchett.
Tiger Stadium Lisa Ilitch Murray (July 13, 1994)
Guests: Lisa Ilitch Murray
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:21
Description: This show is about the prospect of a new baseball stadium in Detroit. The guest is Lisa Ilitch Murray, Build the Ballpark coordinator and spokesperson. Also includes previews for upcoming summer shows.
Behind the Scenes in Music (July 20, 1994)
Guests: Greg Gumbel, Kathy Baylor, Michael J. Powell
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show features an interview with Greg Gumbel, a television sportscaster, about his life, a music video by Tony, Toni, Tone, and discussion of how song writing and publishing works.

Guests include Greg Gumble, Kathy Baylor, a creative scout for Midnight Music, and Michael J. Powell a music producer.
Reality TV (July 27, 1994)
Guests: Jim McFarlin, Jerry Cleveland, Council Cargle, Kim Newhouse, Alonzo De Carlo
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:18
Description: This show explores how realistically blacks are portrayed on TV shows and the impact these shows have on society. It also includes a feature on the play, "A Soldier's Play".

Guests include Jim McFarlin, TV critic for the Detroit News; Jerry Cleveland, the director of "A Soldier's Play"; and actors Council Cargle, Kim Newhouse, and Alonzo De Carlo from "A Soldier's Play".
Nation of Islam (August 3, 1994)
Guests: Ajib Rashadeen, Rasul Muhammad
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:46
Description: This show is an effort to dispel myths about Islam.

Guests include Minister Rasul Muhammad and Minister Rashadeen Ajib, both ministers of separate local mosques.
Foster Care (1995)
Guests: Donald Phillips, Ernest Turner, Deirdre Bellomo, John Krapohl
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:20
Description: This show explores reasons black children are in foster care, and adoption of black children by white families.
Guests include Donald Phillips, community outreach coordinator for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan's Detroit foster care program; Reverend Ernest Turner, a foster parent; Deirdre Bellomo the white mother of an adopted African American child; and John Krapohl, an African American who was adopted by a white family.
Jesse Jackson (3) Jesse Jackson (3) (1995)
Guests: Lois Williams, Deborah Franklin, Jesse Jackson
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This 1995 program, most of which consists of an interview of Jesse Jackson by host Darryl Wood, is fascinating because of the light it sheds on the political atmosphere of the mid 1990s.
Relationships (1995)
Guests: Audrey Chapman
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Duration: 00:21:51
Description: This show is about relationships between black men and women.

The guest is Audrey B. Chapman, a counselor at Howard University, radio talk show host, and author of the book "Entitled to Good Loving".
Black Child in Crisis (January 27, 1995)
Guests: James Washington
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:26
Description: This show is an interview with author James Washington focusing on his book, "Conversations with God". "Conversations with God" is about the history of African American prayer.
Affirmative Action (March 31, 1995)
Guests: Jerome R. Watson, Reggie Turner
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:17
Description: This show is about Affirmative Action and what the focus of Affirmative Action policies should be. The show was prompted by president Clinton's review of Affirmative Action policies.

Guests include attorney Jerome R. Watson, who has written about and conducted seminars on Affirmative Action; and attorney Reginald Turner, president of the Wolverine Bar Association, a professional association of African-American attorneys in Michigan.
RU 486 (April 14, 1995)
Guests: Rebecca J. Williams, Patricia A. Ferguson
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:43
Description: This show is a discussion of RU 486, the "abortion pill", and whether it is safe for black women and should be used.

Guests are Dr. Rebecca J. Williams, senior staff at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Henry Ford Hospital; and Dr. Patricia A. Ferguson, an obstetrician and gynecologist for a private practice.
Domestic Terrorism (May 12, 1995)
Guests: Beth Hawkins, Howard Simon, Juan Mateo, General Laney
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about the terrorism bill, exploring questions such as how much power is too much and how likely another bombing like Oklahoma City bombing is.

Guests include Howard Simon, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan; General Laney, executive director of the Motor City Sportsman's Association; attorney Juan Mateo, who has handle several cases involving federal police misconduct; and Beth Hawkins, an investigative reporter for the Metro Times.
Made in Detroit (May 19, 1995)
Guests: Bill Merriweather, Gerald Johnson, Joan Knight, Dewayne Porter
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about development in Detroit.
Guests are Made in Detroit Incorporated members, Bill Merriweather and Gerald Johnson. The normal show is followed by a segment on the Detroit Symphony Show house, with its history given by Joan Knight of Joan Knight Interiors, and information on the decor from interior designer, Dewayne Porter.
The Criminal Justice System (June 16, 1995)
Guests: Henry W. III Glaspie, Elbert Hatchett, Conrad Jr. Mallet, Benjamin Blake
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This show is about blacks in the criminal justice system and whether prejudices exist.
Guests include Conrad Mallet Jr., a Michigan Supreme Court justice; criminal defense attorney Elbert Hatchett; Henry W. Glaspie III, a recruiter and community outreach officer for the FBI; and Benjamin Blake, division chief for the Wayne County prosecutor's office.
Recorders Court (September 22, 1995)
Guests: Kim Worthy, Benjamin Blake, Esther Rolle
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about abolition of recorders court and the merging of its docket with Wayne county circuit court. It also includes an interview with actress Esther Rolle (famous for her roles in the TV shows "Maude" and "Good Times"), and Darryl Wood's commentary on the death of Deletha Word. Deletha Word died after being beaten to death on a bridge in Detroit in front of a crowd of 40 people.
Guests are Judge Kim Worthy of the Recorders Court; and Chief of the Youth Offender Victims Services and Community Outreach for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Benjamin Blake.
Media Misinformation & Million Man March (September 29, 1995)
Guests: Kwame Kenyatta, David X, Allen Tumpkin, Desiree Cooper
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about the issues behind the idea of the million man march before it took place.
Guests include Desiree Cooper, editor in chief of the Metro Times; Kwame Kenyatta, a Detroit board of education member; talk show host Allen Tumpkin for WXYT radio; and Minister David X of the Nation of Islam.
Talk Radio (October 13, 1995)
Guests: Bob Law, John Arnold, Mark Scott
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about the popularity of talk radio as "the voice of the people".
Guests include Bob Law, music director and host of "night talk" radio; John Arnold of WCHB radio; and Mark Scott of WXYT radio.
PowerNomics Corporation of America (October 27, 1995)
Guests: Claud Anderson, Kelvin Boston
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Dr. Claud Anderson about the controversies surrounding his books. Dr. Anderson is the president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, a company aimed at making African Americans more self-sufficient and competitive. There is a short clip of Kelvin Boston, from the TV show "The Color of Money", between the interview with Dr. Anderson and footage of a speech given by him.
Stanley Crouch / Jazz (December 1, 1995)
Guests: Stanley Crouch, Phil Lasley, Don Mayberry
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:22:30
Description: This show is an interview with Stanley Crouch about his view of America and his new book, "The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994". Stanley Crouch is a writer and jazz critic. Following the interview, there is a jazz performance by Detroit musicians Phil Lasley and Don Mayberry.
Ethics in Journalism (December 22, 1995)
Guests: Michele Vernon-Chesley, Chuck Stokes, Desiree Cooper
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about the role of journalists in today's society and the ethics of journalism.
Guests include Desiree' Cooper, editor and chief of the Metro Times; Michele Vernon-Chesley, director of the Journalism Institute for Minorities at Wayne State University; and, by phone, Chuck Stokes, editorial director of WXYZ-TV.
Susan Taylor (December 29, 1995)
Guests: Susan Taylor
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Susan Taylor about her new book, "Lessons in Living". She is the editor of Essence magazine, a TV show host, and activist.
Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (1996)
Guests: Wynton Marsalis
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This 1996 program consists of an interview by ABJ host Darryl Wood with renowned trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, who was 34 at the time. The interview provides insight, not just into Marsalis, but also into the nature of jazz music, and more broadly, the role of the artist in society.
Addiction to Gambling (January 19, 1996)
Guests: Warren Biller, Stephen A. Thomas, Steven R. Miller
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about gambling addictions. Guests include Warren Biller, executive director of Michigan Council on Problem Gambling and addicted gambler; attorney Stephen A. Thomas, who specializes in bankruptcy; psychologist Dr. Steven R. Miller, who works with addicts; and "Jon", a member of Gambler's Anonymous.
Computer Show (March 8, 1996)
Guests: Fred Hall, Hermine Turner
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:21:19
Description: This show is about computers - "from the basics to the internet". Guests are Fred Hall, founder and president of the Novatech Computer Services, a training and networking center; and Hermine Turner, of Midwest Business Systems.
Million Man March (March 15, 1996)
Guests: Michael Cottman
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Duration: 00:22:04
Description: This show is about the million man march after it took place focusing on whether it did anything and Michael Cottman's photo journal of the event.
Oscar Blackout (March 29, 1996)
Guests: Greg Mathis, Lisa Wexton, Jim McFarlin
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about the status of blacks in Hollywood.
Guests are Judge Greg Mathis; Jim McFarlin, a TV critic for the Detroit Sunday Journal; and Lisa Wexton, a film critic from the Metro Times.
Mojo/Classical (April 12, 1996)
Guests: Electrifying Mojo, Brazeal Dennard, Leslie B. Dunner
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is about African American music and the end of the Electrifying Mojo's career. Guests are the Electrifying Mojo, a Detroit based radio personality; and Dr. Leslie B. Dunner; conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. There is also a clip of Brazeal Dennard, a choral founder and conductor for an all black group named after himself.
Terry McMillan (May 17, 1996)
Guests: Terry McMillan
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with author Terry McMillan, best known for "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back".
Black Man Come Home (June 7, 1996)
Guests: Lyn Lewis, Renee Lowe, Preston W. Smyth, Allen Martin
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about the epidemic of single parent households among the black community.

Guests include Dr. Lyn Lewis, the chair of the sociology department at University of Detroit; clinical psychologist Renee Lowe, who works for Joy for Jesus, which helps urban youth to succeed and tries to have positive impacts on their families and communities; Preston W. Smyth, the associate pastor of Hope UMC and divorced father of three; and Allen Martin, substance abuse prevention coordinator for the city of Detroit and founder of 'Take Back Our City'.
Carl T. Rowan (November 13, 1996)
Guests: Carl T. Rowan
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:45
Description: This show is an interview with Carl T. Rowan about his book, The Coming Race War in America. Carl Rowan, a former National Security Council member, is considered one of the 20th century's most distinguished African American journalists. He was an award-winning columnist for the Washington Post and Chicago Sun-Times.
Dr. Claud Anderson (December 18, 1996)
Guests: Claud Anderson
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:26:46
Description: This show is an interview with Dr. Claud Anderson about his books on economic empowerment for blacks. Dr. Anderson is the president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, a company aimed at making African Americans more self-sufficient and competitive.
Dennis Kimbro (January 8, 1997)
Guests: Dennis P. Kimbro
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Dennis Kimbro about his book and how to achieve greatness. He is an author, professor, and motivational speaker.
Color Blind (January 22, 1997)
Guests: Ellis Cose
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Ellis Cose about his book, "Color Blind", and whether America can be improved in "seeing beyond race". Ellis Cose is a columnist, author, independent radio producer, and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine.
Glass Ceiling, Loida Lewis (April 2, 1997)
Guests: Loida Lewis
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is an interview with Loida Lewis about her husband's book and her view of corporate America. Loida Lewis is known as a lawyer, author, industrialist, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. She was also married to Reginald Lewis, the owner of the largest U.S. company to be owned by an African American.
Confirmation (May 7, 1997)
Guests: Susan Taylor, Khephra Burns
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:47
Description: This show is an interview with Susan Taylor and Khephra Burns about their book, "Confirmation". Susan Taylor is also the editor of Essence magazine, and Khephra Burns is her husband, an author, and TV writer.
Sports Forum II (May 14, 1997)
Guests: Ike Griffin, Damon Perry, Eric Pate
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about racial issues in sports, focusing on Tiger Woods.
Guests include Ike Griffin, host of the "real zone" evening show from WXYT radio; Damon Perry, "morning drive" host from WDFN sports radio; and Eric Pate, a sports columnist and WDFN sports radio personality.
Economic Development (June 25, 1997)
Guests: Anthony Neely, Gill Hill, Eddie Edwards, Charles Adams
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:27:46
Description: This show is about the role the black community will play in the economic redevelopment of Detroit.
Guests are Reverend Charles Adams of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Gill Hill, a Detroit City Council member; Anthony Neely, press secretary for mayor Dennis Archer; and Reverend Eddie Edwards from Joy of Jesus.
Black Films (October 15, 1997)
Guests: Donald Bogle
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:41
Description: This show is about whether ending black stereotypes in movies will destroy the market for black films.
The guest is Donald Bogle, a well-known writer and film historian. His books focused on blacks in TV and movies.
Cornel West Cornel West (1998)
Guests: Cornel West
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:49
Description: In this program, from 1998, host Darryl Wood interviews highly regarded African American scholar Cornel West about the publication of his recently published book, "Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America." The book explores the meaning of community for African Americans and ideas for building a more hopeful future through a series of interviews with important public figures, such as Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Bill Bradley and Wynton Marsalis.

Malice Green Murder (1998)
Guests: Larry Simmons, Kym Worthy
Host: Cliff Russell
Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:28:03
Description: This show looks at the Green murder trial and the community's response to it.
Guests include Larry Simmons, the executive assistant to Mayor Young, and Kym Worthy, the Wayne County assistant prosecutor.
Roberts vs Texaco (April 1, 1998)
Guests: Bari-Ellen Roberts
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:39
Description: This show is a an interview with Bari-Ellen Roberts about her legal battle with Texaco and her book, "Roberts vs. Texaco: A True Story of Race and Corporate America". Bari-Ellen Roberts lead the lawsuit against Texaco, which was the largest discrimination suit in history.
Police Brutality (April 15, 1998)
Guests: Reginald Crawford, James Tignanelli, Geoffrey Fieger
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:39
Description: This show is about black people, white cops, and excessive force. Guests include attorney Geoffrey Fieger; field training officer Reginald Crawford of the Detroit Police Department; and president of the Police Officer's Association of Michigan, Jim Tignanelli.
Domestic Abuse (May 6, 1998)
Guests: Imani Williams, Gail Parker, Joseph Gorman
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:40
Description: This show is about why domestic abuse happens and what can be done about it.
Guests include Imani Williams, a survivor of domestic abuse; clinical psychologist, Dr. Gail Parker; and Joseph Gorman, a specialist in violence in the workplace employee assistant programs.
News Forum (May 20, 1998)
Guests: Curt Guyette, Sharon Sexton
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:39
Description: This show is about Dennis Archer's plans for casinos in Detroit. Guests are Sharon Sexton, a reporter with the Michigan Citizen Newspaper; and Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the Metro Times.
John Conyers John Conyers (2000)
Guests: John Conyers
Host: Darryl Wood [bio]Darrell Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows sought to focus on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people to public television.

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Producer : Tony Mottley
Duration: 00:25:40
Description: In this program, broadcast in 2000, host Darryl Wood interviews U.S. Rep. John Conyers on a number of related topics. Woods questions Conyers on the changing focus of civil rights issues in the United States and efforts to win congressional approval for slavery reparations legislation. The interview offers valuable insights into the nation's shifting debate over civil rights issues at the turn of the century.