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American Black Journal Episode List

1/18/22: American Black Journal – Current Events Roundtable, Remembering Sidney Poitier

1/18/22: American Black Journal – Current Events Roundtable, Remembering Sidney Poitier

Host Stephen Henderson leads a wide-ranging roundtable discussion around some of the biggest current events catching headlines in the new year. Hear public relations and political consultants Karen Dumas, Greg Bowens and Brandon Brice, as well as “The Urban Conservative” host Kerry Leon Jackson debate about new redistricting maps, discuss the conviction and sentencing in the Amhaud Arbery case, and share their perspectives in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Plus, Stephen remembers the legacy of trailblazing actor and civil rights activist Sidney Poitier.

1/11/22: American Black Journal – Black Leaders Detroit, Workplace DEI, Dance Theatre of Harlem

1/11/22: American Black Journal – Black Leaders Detroit, Workplace DEI, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Host Stephen Henderson talks with Black Leaders Detroit Founder Dwan Dandridge about leveling the playing field for Black-owned businesses and organizations through financial support. Then, Stephen discusses what progress has been made to workplace diversity and what areas are still lacking with marketing consultant Mark S. Lee. Plus, the Dance Theatre of Harlem makes a visit to the Motown Museum in Detroit before the upcoming premiere performance of “Higher Ground.”

12/28/21: American Black Journal – The Role of Pastors’ Spouses in the Church

12/28/21: American Black Journal – The Role of Pastors’ Spouses in the Church

American Black Journal Host Stephen Henderson continues the Black Church in Detroit series with a look inside the lives of pastors and their spouses to see how they support the ministry individually and as a couple together. He talks with Bishop Edgar Vann and his wife Elder Sheila Vann from Second Ebenezer Church about their roles. Plus, producer Marcus Green talks with Detroit Church Pastor Sonny Smith and his wife Sherita about staring their ministry and serving the church congregation together.

12/14/21: American Black Journal – Bentor Harbor Water Crisis, Homeless Youth Campaign

12/14/21: American Black Journal – Bentor Harbor Water Crisis, Homeless Youth Campaign

Host Stephen Henderson talks with stakeholders from Benton Harbor about the lead-contaminated water crisis currently affecting the city and its residents. They discuss aging infrastructure, the impacts of unsafe drinking water, and possible solutions. Plus, the Detroit Phoenix Center shares its latest campaign, “One Night Without a Bed,” which raises awareness and donations for the 4.2 million youth who experience homelessness each year.

11/30/21: American Black Journal – Womanist Theology

11/30/21: American Black Journal – Womanist Theology

Host Stephen Henderson continues American Black Journal’s yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look at Womanist Theology, a term that refers to an approach to the study of God centered on the experiences and perspectives of African-American women in the United Stated and throughout the diaspora.

9/28/21: American Black Journal – COVID’s Impact on Ministers and Congregations

9/28/21: American Black Journal – COVID’s Impact on Ministers and Congregations

As faith leaders, ministers are called upon to comfort parishioners in times of sorrow and need, but what happens when the grief touches them personally? Continuing the yearlong Black Church series, host Stephen Henderson checks in with ministers and their congregations to see how COVID-19 has impacted them. Plus, Stephen speaks with two pastors about vaccinations and hesitancy to get them.

2/2/20: American Black Journal – ACE Petroleum / Urban Alliance-Detroit

2/2/20: American Black Journal – ACE Petroleum / Urban Alliance-Detroit

Stephen talks with the African-American businessman who made history by signing a multi-million dollar contract with the City of Detroit to provide fuel for the city’s fleet of vehicles. And, a national non-profit organization is putting young people to work and helping them learn how to become self-sufficient.

12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

Our special roundtable guests take on some of the stories in 2019 that had a significant impact on African Americans. We’ll talk about President Trump’s impeachment, the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, and the digital divide.

12/15/19: American Black Journal – Preserving Black Spaces / Shrine of the Black Madonna

12/15/19: American Black Journal – Preserving Black Spaces / Shrine of the Black Madonna

Stephen talks with marketing specialist Eric Thomas about his recent Detroit Free Press guest  column on the need to preserve Black spaces in Detroit as the city continues to go through a major transformation. Plus, we’ll get an advance look at the redevelopment plans for Detroit’s historic Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore & Cultural Center.

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