Kyla Smith


Detroit Police opt for safety over privacy, as facial recognition approved

September 20, 2019 | Kyla Smith

After months of controversy, a police oversight board approves the use of facial recognition technology in Detroit, as some other cities nationwide prohibit it over accuracy and privacy concerns.

Ossian Sweet defied segregation. Now his Detroit home will be a museum.

September 17, 2019 | Kyla Smith

The black doctor stood up to a white mob upset that he moved into their neighborhood, igniting one of the most important –  and incendiary – housing discrimination cases in history. A fundraising effort is underway to make his former home a museum.