American Black Journal: Southwest Detroit on PBS

American Black Journal: Southwest Detroit on PBS
April 26, 2017 paperlesslion

Join American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson and a diverse group of panelists for an in-depth discussion on the issues surrounding the southwest Detroit community TONIGHT (Wednesday, April 26) at 7 p.m. ET live from the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, presented by Detroit Public Television’s (DPTV) One Detroit bureau. Viewers can watch on DPTV Channel 56 or online at, where the conversation will continue for an additional half hour.

For many, Southwest Detroit is known for its vibrant and diverse community. But as with every Detroit neighborhood, the residents of Southwest Detroit deal with pressing issues on a daily basis. National issues such as stricter immigration law enforcement and having within its borders one of the most polluted zip codes in the state has had a ripple effect on the tight knit community. In the weeks leading up to tonight, DPTV’s One Detroit team has engaged the community in ways that no one else has–meeting and speaking with residents, community stakeholders, religious, and civic leaders about the issues that are most important to them.

Tonight’s discussion will be a culmination of those efforts as we address the topics of immigration, environmental justice, education, and the culture and community of Southwest Detroit. After the broadcast concludes at 8 pm, the conversation will continue online with our live stream, including audience Q&A, at

As we continue our One Detroit commitment to examine the most important issues in the city, join us by tuning in or by watching the broadcast at 7pm ET, or the livestream at , and follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #OneDetroit.

The image above is a detail from a photograph by John Hardwick, used under Creative Commons agreement.