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3/26/17: 100 Years of Progress? / Grants for Detroit Community Leaders

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We get details on a groundbreaking new project that will trace the progress of African Americans in Michigan from 1915 to the present. Episode 4524.

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3/19/17: Detroit School Closings / Economic Development in Detroit

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A local organization focuses on empowering residents to become self-reliant problem solvers who build up their own communities. Episode 4523.

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3/12/17: Flint Water Crisis Report / Head Start Innovation Fund

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A comprehensive report by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission indicates race played a role in the Flint water crisis. Episode 4522.

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3/5/17: Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit / Career Mastered Awards

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The first female leader of Detroit's Council of Baptist Pastors shares her list of priorities for making Detroit a better place for residents and visitors. Episode 4521.

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2/26/17: Wayne County Update / Closing the Gap Detroit

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An organization that is helping first generation and low income students realize their dreams of going to college. Episode 4520.

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2/19/17: Tuskegee Airmen / Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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One of the original Tuskegee Airmen, 94-year-old Frederick Henry, Sr., talks with Stephen about how the unit helped pave the way for full integration of the U.S military. Episode 4519.

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2/12/17: "Married But Single Too" / Black History Month at the Wright

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A star-studded lineup as we welcome the cast members of the new stage play "Married But Single Too," premiering in Detroit this week. Episode 4518.

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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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Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET

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