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Afrocentric Radio News: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Past Head of the National Assoc. of Black Journalists Angelo Henderson, Dead at 51

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Local Radio Host & Award Winning Journalist
Angelo Henderson (Pictured Above) has died.
He was 51 years old.
Award winning Journalist, local radio talk show host and former two-term President of the National Association of Black Journalist, Angelo Henderson has died February 15. Henderson was 51 years old.

Henderson, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist died from natural causes and collapsed at his home. An autopsy is not expected as a result, according to Wayne County medical examiner's office, said WXYZ Channel 7.

 A long-term news radio talk show host on WCHB 1200 AM and 99.9 FM, Henderson was widely known and admired for his contributions, articles and explaining Detroit, Michigan and National political discussions.

As a strong voice on empowering knowledge in Afrocentric communities, Henderson interviewed and President of the African-American History Network Michael Imhotep on his program on August 9, 2013.

He regularity interviewed candidates vying for election offices in the City of Detroit and other communities.

In 1999, Henderson, working as deputy Detroit bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished feature writing.  He was the 22nd African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. 

One year later, Henderson was honored by Columbia University as one of the nation's best reporters on race and ethnicity in America.
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