American Black Journal - Sundays at 9:30am ET

Latest Episodes

4/28/13: Julie Dash / Negro Baseball Leagues

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Stephen talks with filmmaker Julie Dash and a former Negro League Baseball player. Episode 4256

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4/21/13: Detroit Area Agency on Aging / Restructuring Detroit

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Stephen talks with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging about needs of the special needs of the elderly in the city. Episode 4155.

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4/14/13: Robin Givhan / Youth Voice

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Stephen talks with  journalist, Robin Givhan, about the school to prison pipeline. Episode 4154.

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4/7/13: Michigan Women's Foundation / Boys 2 Books

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Stephen talks with the founder of  “Boys 2 Books” and the Michigan Women's Foundation. Episode 4153.

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3/31/13: Detroit One / DSA Symphony

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Stephen Henderson and guests discuss Detroit and the DSA Symphony. Episode 4152.

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3/24/13: NABS Scholarship Fund / The Cross & the Light

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Stephen Henderson discusses the National Association of Black Suppliers' 25th anniversary. Episode 4151.

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2/24/13: Soul Food Special

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Stephen Henderson explores African-American cuisine, joined by culinary experts. Episode 4150.

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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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