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Check Out Horace Sheffield’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Horace Sheffield. 

Hi Horace, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born in a family that has engaged in social change for 2 generations before me and now four including my daughter. Being exposed to how the rank and file buttressed the labor and civil rights movements as a child help me understand how people can organize and change society. Consequently, I got involved in anti-Vietnam war activities, was elected to the Detroit Board of Education at the age of 21, and has continued, even as a pastor, to address the plight of the poor. 

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Inside Detroit’s Real-Time Crime Center: How Detroit police use technology to fight crime

DETROIT – We’ve seen the inside of Detroit’s Real Time Crime Monitoring Facility before, but how does it all work to keep people safe?

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Let It Rip: GOP AG candidate DePerno; Roe vs Wade SCOTUS leak

Republican challenger for Michigan attorney general Matthew DePerno joins us to talk about his candidacy. He then joined our panel in the second segment to discuss the SCOTUS opinion leak on Roe and other election topics.

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COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Detroit aims to educate people, increase vaccination rate

A new COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Detroit is giving people even more incentives to join the fight against COVID-19.

The clinic is being hosted by the Detroit Association of Black Organizations. It’s happening at Wayne County Community College District’s Downtown campus on Fort St., just east of Detroit’s Financial District.

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Patrick Lyoya shooting video creates range of emotions — tips for how to cope

The videos showing a Grand Rapids police officer shooting and killing Patrick Lyoya have led to a range of emotions.

Some people are frustrated, while others are anxious or exhausted after seeing the videos. The police department released videos Wednesday that showed a struggle between the officer and Lyoya before the officer got on Lyoya and shot him in the head.

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Mary Sheffield, Detroit’s youngest city council president ever, opens up on new position

In Detroit, the month of March is happily welcomed for the warmer days still ahead. But across the world, March also is reserved for Women’s History Month- and Tuesday is International Women’s Day.

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Michigan Democrats, attorneys hail Jackson nomination as historic

Washington — Michigan attorneys, elected officials and other residents warmly welcomed President Joe Biden’s selection of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court, calling her pick as the first Black woman nominee historic and long overdue.

On Friday Biden revealed Jackson, who grew up in Miami, as his choice to succeed retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, calling her“one of our nation’s brightest legal minds.”

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New Detroit program offers free blood pressure screenings, medicine

A new partnership aims to improve the health of Black metro Detroiters by offering free screenings, treatment and medicine to target undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure.

“Hypertension is called the silent killer; many symptoms go unnoticed and unaddressed,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Horace Sheffield Jr.’s Archives, Olayami Dabls, Tylonn Sawyer | American Black Journal Full Episode

American Black Journal continues to celebrate Black History Month by taking a closer look at the legacy of Horace Sheffield, Jr., a trailblazer in the African American labor union movement. Host Stephen Henderson sits down with Sheffield’s son Rev. Horace Sheffield III to talk about his father’s influence during the civil rights era. Then, producer Marcus Green profiles this year’s Kresge Eminent Artist Olayami Dabls at his MBAD African Bead Museum on Detroit’s west side. Plus, One Detroit Associate Producer Will Glover has a conversation with Detroit artist and educator Tylonn Sawyer about the importance of depicting contemporary messages in his artwork.

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Detroit’s Horace Sheffield III reflects on relationship father had with MLK Jr.

DETROIT (FOX 2) – Horace Sheffield III was in Washington D.C. during Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

“I was there. I sold buttons. I went to planning meetings,” he said.

Sheffield, who was 9 at the time, said his father, Horace Sheffield Jr., and King formed a friendship in the 1950s. His father’s work as a Black trade unionist helped bring King to Detroit.

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