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Get Tickets for the American Black Journal 50th

American Black Journal stands as the longest running public affairs program dedicated to the African-American experience on any public broadcasting station, and 2018 marked its 50th year. To honor this milestone, Detroit Public TV is hosting a special celebration…

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2/10/19: American Black Journal – Black History Month at The Wright / The Bible is Black History

Stephen gets details on the special Black History Month programming at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which includes a book talk and signing and a tribute to Detroit’s pioneering hip-hop producer J. Dilla.  Plus, a new book uses DNA evidence and the findings of historians and scientists to prove the presence of people of African descent in biblical history.

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1/13/19: American Black Journal – Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit / Sphinx Organization

In the next American Black Journal, the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit welcomes a $1 million gift from Jeffrey Seller, a Michigan native and producer of “Hamilton.” We’ll talk about how the money will benefit the organization in its mission to empower young people through the performing arts. Plus, the 2019 Sphinx Competition Finals Concert is coming up next month. We’ll get the details on this year’s event and how the organization is transforming lives through diversity in the arts. And, we’re treated to an in-studio performance by a Sphinx musician. Don’t miss American Black Journal on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and again on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.

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Get Tickets for American Black Journal's 50th Anniversary Celebration

American Black Journal 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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