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9/10/17: QLine / Hatch Detroit

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After giving more than a half-million free rides over the summer, Detroit's new QLINE is now charging passengers. We'll find out what's new and improved about the streetcar system. Episode 4546.

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9/3/17: Hatred in America / "139 Square Miles" Report

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After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, how does the nation move forward? We'll have a frank conversation about hatred, racism and anger. Episode 4545.

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8/27/17: 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival takes over downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We'll find out what's new, who's performing, and how the popular event benefits Detroit. Episode 4544.

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8/20/17: Partner Morning Program / Trinity International Film Festival

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The call has gone out for 2,500 volunteers to mentor students in the Cornerstone Schools when classes resume next month. Plus, independent filmmakers show off their culturally diverse works at a Detroit-based film festival in downtown Detroit. Episode 4543.

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8/13/17: Minority-Owned Businesses / African World Festival

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We take a look at the progress and challenges of minority-owned businesses during Detroit's revitalization. Episode 4542.

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8/6/17: Minority Donor Awareness Week / Detroit Revitalization Fellows

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On the next American Black Journal: More than half of the people on organ donation waiting lists are people of color. We'll talk about efforts to increase the number of African American organ and tissue donors. Also, details on a program that is attracting and retaining professionals to assist in Detroit's resurgence. Plus, teachers go to class to learn how to relate better to their multicultura

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7/30/17: "Detroit" Movie / Inequality in Detroit / Minority Entrepreneurship

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We'll analyze the new movie "Detroit" and how it portrays a terrifying chapter in the City's history.

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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.

Broadcast Information

56.1 DPTV-HD

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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