American Black Journal - Sundays at 9:30am ET

Latest Episodes

11/10/13: Obesity & African-American Women / Detroit Training Center

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Health concerns for overweight women, and a local agency helps Detroiters find work. Episode 4207.

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11/3/13: Detroit Future City

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An in-depth discussion about the Detroit of the future. Episode 4206.

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10/27/13: Jim Crow Museum/Detroit City Coming Back

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A frank discussion about racism, race relations, and racial stereotypes. Episode 4205.

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10/20/13: Affordable Care Act and ProsperUS Detroit

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This week on American Black Journal: The Affordable Care Act and ProsperUS Detroit. Episode 4204.

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10/13/13: Restructuring Detroit's Finances

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An in-depth discussion about Detroit's financial situation. Episode 4203.

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10/6/13: Youth Violence /

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An in-depth discussion about youth violence in Detroit and other urban cities. Episode 4202.

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9/29/13: Detroit Blight Authority / History Makers

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The Detroit Blight Authority is highlighted. Plus two of Detroit's History Makers. Episode 4201.

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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.jpgStephen Henderson is the current host of American Black Journal, WDET's Detroit Today and former Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 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.” In 2014, Henderson won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Follow him on Twitter: @SHDetroit.

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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