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9/22/13: Education Achievement Authority / Crime Stoppers

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Tyrone Winfrey, Education Achievement Authority, Crime Stoppers of Michigan. Eplsode 4171. Original air date: 9/22/13.

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9/15/13: Excellent Schools Detroit / Leadership Awards

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Guests include Dan Varner of Excellent Schools Detroit, and Black Male Engagement. Ep 4170. Original air date: 9/15/13

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9/1/13: 100 Black Men / Patriot Week

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100 Black Men of America / Patriot Week. Episode 4169. Original air date: 9/1/13.

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8/25/13: Memories of March / Civil Rights Tour

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Stephen sits down with two Detroiters that took part in the 1963 March on Washington. Episode 4168.

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8/4/13: Detroit Public Schools EM Jack Martin

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We talk with Detroit Public Schools' new Emergency Manager, Jack Martin. Episode 4167.

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7/28/13: Detroit Police Chief James Craig

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We talk with Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Episode 4166.

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7/7/13: Healthy Eating / Black Male Health

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We dedicate the entire show to an important topic in the African-American community: how to get healthy and stay fit. Episode 4163.

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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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