STRAIGHT OUTTA DETROIT feat. Pulitizer Prize Winning Journalist Rochelle Riley

June 11th, 2019

In this edition of the Thinking Out Loud Radio Show, we are going to be talking to legendary and iconic journalist and columnist Rochelle Riley; who is also the newly appointed Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Detroit. Force of nature Rochelle Riley is an author, essayist, blogger and children’s advocate who spent nearly a quarter of century as a columnist when she left in 2019 to focus on arts, culture and entertainment. She is now the Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit. She left journalism with a bang, getting inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame. She is author of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” which has garnered rave reviews, and the upcoming “That They Lived: Twenty African Americans Who Changed The World.” (WSU Press 2020). She travels the country hosting conversations about the burden that America still bears because it refuses to deal with the aftermath of slavery.  In additon to discussing her iconic career, we will also be discussing the resurgance of the Motor City and what is her vision as the newly appointed Director of Arts & Culture.

We will also be talking the NBA Finals, plus some of the week’s hotest topics, and a topping it off with a dyniamc Thought of the Week. So, this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss.

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