January 11, 2021 | Martina Guzmán
Word-of-mouth referrals and neighborhood work can keep Spanish-speaking builders busy, but many now aim for bigger jobs. An industry-focused group is helping them make business plans and grow.
These times call for transformative change. Business as usual is what got us here. Business as usual serves to perpetuate systems of racial hierarchy and white supremacy, not dismantle them.
April 11, 2020 | Martina Guzmán
In a city devastated by the coronavirus, there will be no eucharist and no fellowship this Easter. But churches say they are persevering and adjusting how they tend to mourning congregations.
March 31, 2020 | Martina Guzmán
The same government orders that closed restaurants also forced soup kitchens to take their missions outside. In Detroit, volunteers pack paper bag lunches and feed the needy from parking lots.
March 26, 2020 | Martina Guzmán
Hoarding has made bottled water a scarce commodity in Michigan, complicating efforts to deliver the bare essentials to thousands of Detroit residents.
January 14, 2020 | Martina Guzmán
The lack of rigorous local reporting has consequences for accountability – without that knowledge, holding developers, officeholders, and corporations to account becomes virtually impossible, the author writes in this Guest Commentary.