This post was originally published on March 1, 2022.
This Week on American Black Journal:
On “American Black Journal” this week, host Stephen Henderson revisits highlights of the show’s reparations virtual town hall, hosted in conjunction with BridgeDetroit, focusing on what is owed to Black Americans today. Together with four esteemed panelists, Henderson examines reparations and the forms they could take here in Southeast Michigan.
Joined by civil rights activist Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson, City of Detroit Planning Commission Chair Lauren Hood, Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair Keith Williams and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Andre Perry, Henderson moderates an emotionally-charged conversation about the need for reparations for Black descendants of slaves and survivors of discrimination.
Plus, the panelists discuss the creation of a new Detroit task force to study reparations for discriminatory housing and economic practices in the city, as well as who should receive them and what form they should take.
With Special Guests:
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Watch American Black Journal on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.