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Latest Episodes

2/23/14: Mandela Memories / Sisters Code

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Remembering Nelson Mandela; local organization inspires women to enter technology field. Episode 4217.

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2/16/14: Have Faith in Heart Campaign / Pretty Brown Girl Movement

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Have Faith in Heart Campaign; Pretty Brown Girl Movement. Episode 4216.

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2/9/14: Black History Month at the Wright Museum / Chasing Crows: A True Detroit Success Story

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Learn more about special programming at the Charles H. Wright Museum. We hear the inspiring story of motivational speaker, Kevin Brown. Episode 4215.

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2/2/14: Detroit's Entertainment Roots

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The nation's first black-owned TV station; Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Little Willie John.

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1/26/14: Institute for Population Health / Downtown Boxing Youth Program

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Loretta Davis of Institute for Population Health; Khali Sweeney of Downtown Boxing Gym.

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1/19/14: Dr. King's Dream: How Far Have We Come?

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We reflect on the work of Dr. King and discuss the efforts to further his vision. Episode 4212.

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1/12/14: Walt Douglas, The Activist Entrepreneur

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We talk with Detroit businessman, Walt Douglas, about his new book that chronicles his life as a community activist and award-winning auto dealer. Episode 4211.

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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

American Black Journal is a part of

One Detroit - Detroit Public TV


American Black Journal is Funded by

DTE Energy Foundation


Ford Motor Company Fund





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