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On the next American Black Journal, Minnesota Attorney General — and Detroit native — Keith Ellison talks with Stephen about leading the prosecution of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Ellison explains why he is advocating for a more severe sentence for Chauvin, and he offers his thoughts on police reform and accountability in this nation going forward. Plus, Ellison reflects on his own upbringing here in Detroit.

Also, Stephen talks with longtime radio journalist Vickie Thomas about her retirement from WWJ Newsradio 950AM after a 30-year career covering the city beat. Thomas looks back at how radio and journalism have changed over the years, and she talks about her next chapter as Communications Director in Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration.

Don’t miss American Black Journal on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.

Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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