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06/16/14 - Knight Arts, "Meet the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge finalists"
06/15/14 - Crain's Detroit Business, "Wright Museum needs TLC like DIA's"
06/15/14 - Crain's Detroit Business, "Charles H. Wright Museum seeks revenue, expertise to erase deficit"
06/14/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "Ford Motor Co. Celebrates Detroit High School Scholars"
06/10/14 - My Fox Detroit, "Charles H. Wright Museum gets $1 million donation"
06/10/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Wright museum gets $1M from Kellogg foundation"
06/06/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Actor Hill Harper stresses value of indie films at Cinetopia screening"
06/06/14 - Nonprofit Quarterly, "The State of Black Museums—Part I"
06/04/14 - Dearborn Press & Guide, "Arab museum joins film festival with documentaries"
06/03/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Cinetopia International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday"
05/31/14 - Free Is My Life, "FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 6/8 1-5pm"
05/30/14 - Black Art In America, "The Wright Museum / EVENTS This year’s Cinetopia International Film Festival"
05/30/14 - The Final Call, "Celebrating a Tapestry of music and culture"
05/30/14 - The Detroit News, "Cinetopia film festival is all about discovery"
05/29/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Detroiters recall Maya Angelou's motivation, inspiration"
05/23/14 - EURThisNthat, "People, We Can Do This: Help Save ‘The Wright Museum’"
05/22/14 - The Grio, "Nation’s largest black history museum struggles to remain open"
05/21/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Ford Freedom Award Celebrates the Power of Perseverance"
05/19/14 - WCHB-AM NewsTalk 1200, "Mildred Gaddis Show"
05/19/14 - The Root, "John Conyers’ Last Chance to Get Back on the Ballot"
05/18/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Spotlight on the News: Infant mortality, Ford Freedom Award, tracing your roots"
05/18/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Widow of slain civil rights leader, still fighting, inspiring"
05/18/14 - Detroit Public Television, "American Black Journal: Ford Freedom / African Liberation"
05/18/14 - MIX 92.3 FM, "The Mix FOCUS Forum: Interview with Pamela Alexander"
05/17/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Ford Freedom Award"
05/16/14 - Jeopardy!, "Battle of the Decades"
05/16/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "'Ford Freedom Award: The Power of Perseverance' celebrates Nelson Mandela on Saturday at 7:30 p.m."
05/15/14 - Broadway World, "The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER, 5/17"
05/15/14 - The Detroit News, "Louis Farrakhan will perform for Wright Museum fundraiser"
05/14/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Best of the best: 5 fun things to do May 15-21"
05/14/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Beethoven, Copland, Polish modernist on DSO program"
05/13/14 - My Fox Detroit, "Cinetopia International Film Festival"
05/10/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroiters rally for abducted Nigerian girls, call for action to get them released"
05/10/14 - WDIV-TV Local 4, "Mild temperatures, sunshine in Metro Detroit Saturday afternoon"
05/09/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit rallies to spotlight plight of kidnapped Nigerian girls"
05/09/14 - DBusiness Magazine, "'My Gift to the World' Student Art Exhibit"
05/07/14 - The Michigan Citizen, "‘Twisted Storytellers’ keep reality entertainment real"
05/06/14 - Model D, "Jim Boyle: It's time to celebrate and reward Detroit's existing businesses"
05/05/14 - Greening Detroit, "Satoori Shakoor’s Ties That Bind Are Bigger Than The Stage"
04/30/14 - Examiner, "April 27-May 3: Enjoy the Charles H. Wright Museum events in Detroit, Michigan"
04/16/14 - Ebony, "Detroit Bankruptcy Endangers Future of Black History Museum"
04/15/14 - Michigan Citizen, "Wright Museum hosts Robofest competition"
04/15/14 - Model D, "Satori Shakoor and the power of telling true stories"
04/11/14 - Examiner, "This weekend April 11-13: Enjoy the Charles H. Wright Museum events in Detroit"
04/10/14 - Topix, "Liberation Film Series presents Lumumba at The Wright Museum"
04/08/14 - WTVS Detroit Public Television, "Detroit Performs"
03/29/14 - Free Is My Life, "FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 4/13 1-5pm"
03/27/14 - Knight Arts, "An 80th birthday that will help illuminate Detroit"
03/26/14 - The Detroit News, "Weekend Planner: OUR PICK"
03/20/14 - USA Today, "Teen's film explores 'Madman' John Brown's journey"
03/19/14 - Black America Web, "Little Known Black History Fact: Charles Wright African American Museum"
03/18/14 - Contemporary And, "REVIEW: 'The motivation of our collection is to encourage dialogue'"
03/18/14 - The Detroit News, "'What the Word Be' author signs book at the Wright Thursday"
03/17/14 - Chicago Tribune, "North Central College students use their spring break to serve others"
03/16/14 - Crain's Detroit Business, "Bits & Pieces"
03/16/14 - Crain's Detroit Business, "IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ted Canaday"
03/15/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "2014 Ford Freedom Award Essay Contest for Grades 4 - 8"
03/15/14 - The Detroit News, "Black Women Rock! highlights African American female musicians"
03/11/14 - The Detroit News, "#313DLove is an all-out blitz on the upside of living in Metro Detroit"
03/09/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Documentary shorts, young filmmakers screening added to Freep Film Festival roster"
03/09/14 - MLive, "#313DLOVE growing from Twitter trend to real Detroit event"
03/07/14 - Detroit Unspun, "313DLove event comes back to not only take over Twitter, but to create real change in Detroit"
03/05/14 - The Detroit News, "Detroit-raised poet, playwright, actress Dominique Morisseau on the rise"
03/05/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "Paying Homage To A Legendary Leader"
03/05/14 - The Detroit News, "Wright museum's creative thinking hustles up patrons"
02/28/14 - Black America Web, "Detroit Bankruptcy Puts Biggest Black American History Museum At Risk"
02/28/14 - The Huffington Post, "8 Women Who Will Change Everything You Thought About Detroit"
02/27/14 - Hip-Hop Wired, " Detroit May Sell Items Of Largest African-American Museum To Counter Bankruptcy [PHOTOS]"
02/27/14 - Hello Beautiful, "Detroit Bankruptcy Puts Biggest Black American History Museum At Risk"
02/27/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Detroit 20/20: New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Series: African-American Community"
02/27/14 - Al Jazeera America, "Inside Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History"
02/27/14 - Al Jazeera America, "Nation’s largest African-American history museum at risk in Detroit"
02/25/14 - Michigan Radio, "New play examines infamous Algiers incident from Detroit riots"
02/23/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Leader honored as others pledge to keep Wright Museum's legacy alive"
02/23/14 - My TV20, "Detroit Wants 2 Know"
02/23/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Judge challenges ministers to support the Wright museum"
02/22/14 - WCHB 1200 AM, "The Senior Solution"
02/21/14 - MLive, "LGBT activist Frank Mugisha visits Detroit, denounces Uganda's urge to imprison gays"
02/21/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Wright Museum's leader is on a mission to keep history alive for all"
02/20/14 - MLive, "Ugandan LGBT rights activist Frank Mugisha visits Detroit Thursday"
02/19/14 - Battle Creek Enquirer, "KCC invites community on Black History Month field trip to Detroit"
02/19/14 - The Detroit News, "Wright Museum president honored at annual Soul Food Luncheon"
02/19/14 - The Detroit News, "Judge Damon Keith luncheon to honor MAAH's Juanita Moore"
02/18/19 - The News Wheel, "Buick and Samaritan’s Feet Partner to Help Children in Detroit"
02/17/14 - Michigan Radio, "Charles H. Wright Museum could be lost in bankruptcy"
02/17/14 - WDET 101.9 FM, "The Plight of African American Artists"
02/16/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Lift as You Climb: Black Leaders Moving Michigan Forward!"
02/16/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Feedback: Wright museum just as important as DIA"
02/15/14 - The Detroit News, "Metro Detroit Black History Month events"
02/14/14 - WDET 101.9 FM, "'Passing' Interview with Dara Harper"
02/14/14 - USA Today, "10 best places where black history comes alive"
02/13/14 - The Detroit News, "Giveaway offers shoes, hope to Detroit students"
02/13/14 - USA Today, "15 black history sites you don't know"
02/12/14 - The Michigan Citizen, "Freedom House protects global refugees, American LGBTIs"
02/12/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "Saving The Wright Museum"
02/12/14 - Detroit Free Press, "New econ chief Lewand hustles to deliver on Duggan's to-do list"
02/12/14 - Detroit Free Press, "'American Black Journal': Black History Month at the black history museum"
02/11/14 - The Macomb Daily, "Lakeview senior earns art honor"
02/10/14 -, "Black History Month: Enjoy Charles H. Wright Museum exhibits in Detroit, Mich"
02/10/14 - Metro Times, "17-year-old director debuts black history doc ‘MADMAN or Martyr,’ will host Q & A"
02/09/14 - Detroit Public Television, "American Black Journal: Black History Month at the Wright Museum"
02/09/14 - WWJ-TV CBS, "WATCH Michigan Matters: Black History Month"
02/09/14 - MIX 92.3 FM / WJLB FM 98, "Focus Forum: Black History Month at The Wright Museum"
02/08/14 - CW50, "Street Beat: 'Passing'"
02/08/14 - The Michigan Citizen, "‘Passing’ returns to Charles H. Wright Museum"
02/07/14 - CW50, "Street Beat Preview: Black History Month"
02/07/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "The WRIGHT Time To Become A Member"
02/07/14 - CBS Detroit, "Michigan Matters: Black History Month Focus"
02/07/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Who will step up to inspire the Wright museum's salvation?"
02/06/14 - Tell Us Detroit, "Black History Is American History"
02/06/14 - The Detroit News, "Metro Detroit Black History Month events"
02/05/14 - WSDP 88.1 FM, "Community Focus"
02/05/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "Black History Month events around Detroit this weekend, February 6-9"
02/04/14 - Nonprofit Quarterly, "Will Detroit Foundations Save the Nation’s Largest Black Museum, Too?"
02/04/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Catherine Blackwell: Advocate and teacher of African culture in Detroit"
02/04/14 - The Kresge Foundation, "Connecting past, present and future: Here’s how the Charles H. Wright Museum is planning for long-term success"
02/03/14 - WDIV-TV Channel 4, "Black History Month: Charles H. Wright Museum"
02/03/14 - Tell Us Detroit, "The Storytellers’ Hat: Catherine Blackwell Enriched Our Lives"
02/03/14 - WDIV-TV Channel 4, "Go Inside the Charles H. Wright museum in Detroit"
02/02/14 - Deadline Detroit, "Riley: The Charles Wright Museum Shouldn't Be 'A Less-Loved Stepchild'"
02/02/14 - Plinth, "Museum of the Month – Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History"
02/02/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Detroit's African-American museum needs to be spared, too"
01/31/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Local teen's John Brown documentary to screen tonight at Wright Museum"
01/31/14 - WWJ-TV CBS, "Local Teen Director Premiers John Brown Film ‘Madman Or Martyr’ In Detroit"
01/31/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Wright museum needs financial footing in Detroit bankruptcy plan"
01/30/14 - WDET 101.9 FM, "'Madman or Martyr': John Brown And The Abolitionist Movement Premieres in Detroit"
01/30/14 -, "Charles H. Wright Museum events: 'Madman or Martyr' January 31, 2014"
01/30/14 - WDET 101.9 FM, "Actor Danny Glover Talks War on Drugs"
01/30/14 -, "Charles H. Wright Museum events: 'The House I Live In' January 30, 2014"
01/30/14 - WDET 101.9 FM, "Morning Edition: Danny Glover Tells Us Why He Produced the War on Drugs Documentary 'The House I Live In'"
01/30/14 - The Michigan Citizen, "Honoring Mandela - Detroit style"
01/30/14 - The Detroit News, "Black History Month events"
01/29/14 - Lansing State Journal, "Michigan events mark Black History Month"
01/29/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Oscar-nominated shorts return to the Detroit Film Theatre"
01/29/14 - Real Detroit Weekly, "Madman or Martyr"
01/29/14 - Observer & Eccentric, "DCD student's film gets world premiere Friday in Detroit"
01/28/14 - The Oakland Press, "Teen's high school project becomes celebrated abolition documentary"
01/26/14 - Metro Times, "‘Passing’ (Feb 1-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum)"
01/25/14 - WXYZ-TV Channel 7, "'Madman or Martyr?' makes world premiere at Charles H. Wright African American Museum"
01/24/14 - The Flint Journal, "Former NBA player's African American art collection comes to Flint Institue of Arts"
01/22/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "Leaders Condemn Patterson Remarks About Detroit ‘Reservation Camp’"
01/22/14 - Michigan Chronicle, "Is L. Brooks Patterson Detroit’s No. 1 Enemy?"
01/21/14 - Michigan Radio, "New documentary covers the history of the Underground Railroad in Michigan"
01/20/14 - The Flint Journal, "New contemporary African American art exhibit coming to Flint Institute of Arts"
01/20/14 - Contemporary And, "Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection"
01/20/14 - WSMJ Radio, "Governor Snyder Calls For More Racial Unity In YouTube Message"
01/20/14 - The Detroit News, "King's legacy resonates as Metro Detroiters pitch in"
01/19/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Local events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
01/17/14 - Broadway World, "WSU and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Team Up for FENCES Readings, 1/25"
01/17/14 - CW50, "Street Beat: Wright Museum"
01/16/14 - The Burton View, "Famous basketball player’s art collection on display"
01/16/14 - Detroit Free Press, "'The Great Beauty' is a tribute of sorts to Fellini"
01/11/14 - The Detroit News, "48 Hours: The best of things to do this weekend"
01/11/14 - Detroit Free Press, "Nkenge Abi, 61, was an advocate for African literature and culture"
01/09/14 - East Village Magazine, "Contemporary African American art at FIA Jan. 26-April 13"
01/01/14 - The Detroit News, "Boost your art cred: 6 must-see exhibits for 2014"






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