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7/22/18: Ribs R&B Festival / Video archive from CPT

More than 150,000 people are expected at this year’s Ribs R&B Music Festival at Hart Plaza. Founder of the festival Johnnie Washington talks to Stephen about the event. Plus, we continue with American Black Journal’s 50th anniversary celebration with archive highlights from “CPT”.

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7/15/18: National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair

On the next American Black Journal, more than 3,000 journalists, media professionals and students will descend upon Detroit for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and Career Fair on August 1-5. We’ll get details on the activities and newsmakers coming to town. Plus, we’ll have a frank conversation about the current state — and future outlook — for African American voices in the media. 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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7/8/18: Concert of Colors / Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame

On the next American Black Journal: CONCERT OF COLORS - Detroit's annual diversity festival, the "Concert of Colors," comes to Midtown July 11-15. Stephen talks with the event's founder, a community partner, and one of this year's music headliners: jazz...

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6/10/18: Building Family Legacy Businesses / Black Historic Sites Bus Tour

Stephen Henderson hosts a conversation on the importance of building generational wealth and a succession plan within Black family-owned businesses. Research shows businesses owned by African Americans rarely get passed on to future generations. Stephen talks with local business owners who are defying the odds. Plus, a new bus tour spotlights Black historic sites in Detroit that are designated by Michigan Historical Markers. We’ll tell you what city gems are among the tour stops.

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6/3/18: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Watch Stephen Henderson’s special American Black Journal conversation with author, professor and Detroit native Michael Eric Dyson for a wide-ranging interview on the racial divide in America … the Trump Presidency … and much more. It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.

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Bill & Shirlee Fox Fund for Leadership and Public Affairs Programming at Detroit Public TV

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