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On the next American Black Journal, a controversial petition drive that could change voter rules in Michigan is drawing major concern from organizations like the Detroit Branch NAACP and the Michigan Democratic Party.

Stephen talks with Lavora Barnes, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, about the proposed voting restrictions in the Republican-backed petition and the negative impact it would have on communities of color and overall access to voting.

Plus, 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist Shirley Woodson talks with Stephen about a new exhibition of her work at the Detroit Artists Market, and she reflects on a career that spans six decades as an artist and educator.

Don’t miss American Black Journal on its new day and time: Tuesday at 7:30 p.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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