Donna L. Givens

Donna L. Givens, a native Detroiter, is president and CEO of the Eastside Community Network in Detroit.

Articles

Authentically Detroit podcast celebrates one-year milestone (BridgeDetroit podcast)

Authentically Detroit podcast celebrates one-year milestone (BridgeDetroit podcast)

May 14, 2020 | Orlando Bailey, Donna L. Givens

Authentically Detroit celebrates a year of being on the airwaves by asking Kat Stafford and Candice Fortman what it means to be an authentic Detroiter. 

Shakur Senghor and Burton-Harris want to change the narrative around prisons to acknowledge the humanity of inmates (BridgeDetroit podcast)

Shakur Senghor and Burton-Harris want to change the narrative around prisons to acknowledge the humanity of inmates (BridgeDetroit podcast)

May 5, 2020 | Orlando Bailey, Donna L. Givens

In this episode, hosts Orlando Bailey and Donna Givens explore the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan prisons.

‘Detroit’ movie is an orgy of violence that doesn’t show my city

‘Detroit’ movie is an orgy of violence that doesn’t show my city

August 4, 2017 | Donna L. Givens

Blacks in Detroit endured and thrived before and after the violence of 1967. You’d never know it from watching this Hollywood snuff film.