Date Posted: 11/1/2018
Scripps’ ABC affiliate WXYZ produced a one-hour prime time special, “Spotlight on the News: Inside Michigan’s African American Vote” that explores how African American voters in Michigan impact local, state and national elections. WXYZ re-aired it on October 2, 7, 10 and 12.
Community Affairs Director Chuck Stokes hosted conversations with political experts, journalists, civil rights activists, religious leaders and leaders in Michigan’s Democratic and Republican parties. Guests include civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson; Detroit Urban League President N. Charles Anderson; Michigan ACLU Director Kary Moss; Wayne State University law professor and Damon J. Keith Center Director Peter Hammer; and The Ballenger Report Founder Bill Ballenger. An interview with 92-year-old Mildred Madison, a lifelong Detroiter and community organizer, explores the importance of voting.