African Americans

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Michigan needs to create more opportunities for kids of color. That’s according to advocates after a new report was released Tuesday. The report shows that African-American kids in Michigan fare worse in areas like education than in any other state. 

Jamie Paisley

Inside the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, curator Patrina Chatman decided to take a different path when it came to addressing the 1967 Rebellion which shook the museum’s home city of Detroit.


Jamie Paisley

Last year, 50 African-American women from Flint were selected to have their portrait taken as part of a project meant to, in the words of photographer Jerry Taliaferro, “reveal the beauty and souls of black women.” The exhibit opening this weekend at the Flint Institute of Arts is called “Women of a New Tribe."


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In part two of our conversation with author and critic Touré, the discussion centers on the Black Lives Matter movement and presidential politics.


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February is Black History month, and the Capital Area District Libraries have some interesting and enlightening events planned to celebrate. We speak with Jolee Hamlin, associate director of public service, and professor Roy Finkenbine, a guest speaker at one of the events.


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A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds Michigan is among the worst states when it comes to academic outcomes of black students compared to their white peers. We talk to MSU Associate Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews about what’s contributing to Michigan’s achievement gap and what can be done about it.


Current Sports Sounds Off on Mizzou

Nov 10, 2015
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WKAR "Current Sports" host/reporter Al Martin sounds-off on one of the most inspiring stories in all of sports and culture. More than thirty members of the University of Missouri football team refused to participate in any football-related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigned. This action, in collaboration with other students and organizers campus wide, lead to Wolfe stepping down. 

Wolfe had been criticized heavily for not responding to racial occurrences on campus. Hear what Al had to say here.