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7/2/17: Hot Topics: President Trump & Police Shootings

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As Donald Trump nears the 6-month mark of his presidency, we reconvene a special roundtable of guests to talk about his policies so far and the impact on minorities. Episode 4537.

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6/25/17: Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti on DPSCD / Detroit 67: Perspectives

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The new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, talks with Stephen Henderson about his priorities for the district, teachers, academics and student enrollment. Episode 4536.

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6/18/17: “The Jackie Wilson Story” / Transition to Success

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On the next American Black Journal: A new book tells the true life story of Detroit-born recording artist Jackie Wilson, as told through the eyes of his two adult children. Episode 4535.

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6/11/17: ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day / "Boys Turning 13"

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ARISE Detroit! gets ready for its 11th annual Neighborhoods Day when thousands of people take part in activities across the city. Episode 4534.

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6/4/17: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination / Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967

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Award-winning author Herb Boyd joins Stephen to talk about his new book that documents the stories of African Americans in Detroit from the 1800s to the present day. Episode 4533.

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5/28/17: Detroit Small Business Investment / Cinetopia Film Festival

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JPMorgan Chase invests more than $2.5 million in the development of small businesses in Detroit. Episode 4532.

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5/21/17: National Foster Care Month / "Colors of Cancer Race 4 Resources"

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A look at the state of foster care and how you can change a child's life as a foster parent. And a follow-up report on the Pathways to Prison special. Episode 4531.

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About The Show

American Black Journal is a window into American history. For more than 40 years, American Black Journal has been a vibrant and provocative forum for newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people. Currently hosted by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press. The show features topics about arts and culture, and community issues such as politics, race, and religion.

Read more about the history of Detroit Public TV's American Black Journal.

The Host


StephenHenderson.jpg Stephen Henderson is the host of American Black Journal and editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. A Detroit native, Henderson is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He has worked previously as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, and the Knight Ridder Washington bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007. Henderson's work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including for work that is published in the book, "Best Newspaper Writing 2001." Henderson is a frequent contributor to Flashpoint on WDIV and was the subject of PBS's Expose: America's Investigative Reports about the world of death penalty defense. In 2014, Henderson won the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for his analysis of Detroit's financial collapse. 

The Producer

American Black Journal is produced by Daphne Hughes. Hughes is a former News Manager and Producer/Writer at WDIV-TV and Senior Communications Specialist at Mort Crim Communications, Inc. She has produced several television programs, including a half-hour Detroit Public Television show focusing on The Skillman Foundation's "Good Schools in Detroit" initiative and a 13-part series on the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, which aired on WDIV.

Program Schedule

Watch American Black JournalSundays at 9:30 a.m.
Repeats air Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Sundays 9:30 a.m. ET
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET

56.4 DPTV WORLD Channel

Saturdays 5:30 p.m. ET
Sundays 6:30 p.m. ET

 

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