Black History

Brian Olatunji - professional drag racer. (Credit/Brian Olatunji)

Black History Month: Education The Cornerstone To Drag Racer’s Life

Professional drag racer and mechanical engineer says education is the cornerstone to his success.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2015

William Brooks (Credit/William Brooks)

Black History: Longstanding Leader In Business, Government Service

Brooks served in the Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

(Photo courtesy of Asia Newson)

Black History Month: Successful Detroit 6th Grader Has Unending Ambition

“First I’m gonna be a lawyer, then I’m gonna be mayor of Detroit, then I’m gonna be President of the United States.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

Judge Damon Keith. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Black History: Commitment To Justice Defines Life Of Damon Keith

A lifetime of achievements and service to the civil rights movement define the life of Judge Damon Keith.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2015

Jeremiah Wheeler (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Black History Month: Teen Guided By Faith, Family And Purpose

Wheeler who plays track and football hasn’t decided for sure what to study in college, but has an interest in business and law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2015

Forbidden Fruit - written by Betty DeRamus.

Black History Month: Finding Extraordinary Love Stories During Time Of Slavery

“I came across a good story,” says veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2015

Yodit Mesfin Johnson, founder of Lips and Hips with some of the girls from the Downtown Detroit Youth Boxing Program.  (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Black History Month: Embracing Feminism From A 21st Century Perspective

Mixing a personal desire to empower females with professional goals – Yodit Mesfin Johnson created Lips and Hips.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2015

Remonia Chapman (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Black History Month: Raising Awareness About Minority Organ Tissue Donation Program

Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program is bringing awareness about the the growing need for minority organ donors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2015

Ron Bartell inside his restaurant. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Black History Month: Former NFL Player Comes Home To Invest In Community

Former NFL player and Detroit native, Ron Bartell is excited to be home investing in the community in which he grew-up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2015

Luther Keith (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Detroit History: Luther Keith Working Within The Community For Positive Change

Founder of ARISE Detroit, Luther Keith, has been a passionate supporter of Detroit community for years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2015