There is a national movement underway to change the names of and topple markers and statues with a slave-holding past. A Michigan county, village and a beloved Detroit institution bear the name of Lewis Cass, bringing the issue to the forefront here.
Gilchrist, the state’s first African-American lieutenant governor, is helping lead the charge for police reforms amid mass protests after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Detroiters are experiencing the highest unemployment rates of the century. Millenials and Gen Z, hit hardest by massive unemployment, have looped economic relief into their demands against police brutality as protests in support of George Floyd continue.
Organizers of Detroit protests and longtime activists give newcomers and well-meaning allies advice. Listen, participate in protests, and advocate for policy change, say local leaders.
The killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white policeman in Minneapolis is the catalyst for nationwide protests in at least 150 cities, suburbs and small towns. Police brutality is only part of what draws Detroit protesters. Gen Z and Millennial organizers are advocating for something new.
What happened in Detroit and the streets of at least 35 other cities reflects the raw state of urban America. Months of dealing with a killer virus. Surging economic despair. Then another viral video emerged of a Black man killed while being arrested by a white policeman in Minneapolis.
The upcoming count will offer a better understanding of Detroit’s demographic changes but the state's largest city is grappling with a low response rate for Census 2020.
At a time when credible news has never been more important, a new team of journalists aims to respond to Detroiters’ most crucial information needs.
The full U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a Detroit literacy case and reconsider a groundbreaking panel ruling that students have a fundamental right to a basic education.
Detroit students had sued the state, saying it had failed to provide a basic level of education that they argued was a basic right. After a federal appeals court agreed with the students, Whitmer and the plaintiffs have reached an agreement.
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.
There are plenty of youth-serving organizations around our state that assist youth inside the curve. Find one that is doing good work on behalf of disconnected children and give them a little stimulus to continue their missions well after the curve is flattened.
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"I, too, support many forms of liberation, albeit of a different stripe than most protesters in Lansing have in mind."
The 1,000-bed temporary hospital at TCF Center in Detroit releases its final patient. A spokesperson for the federal government stresses the closure isn’t necessarily permanent and will be ready in case there is a second wave of the coronavirus.
"We have heard from thousands of workers across the state, many of whom are afraid to go to work and who do not feel their workplaces are ready for safe operation. We have heard from workers not being given masks. We know that no-touch thermometers for screening are scarce," these state senators write.
The author's grandfather, Antonio Martinez, met the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Depression-era Detroit.
The pandemic hit Detroit harder than most cities, but coordinated efforts have made a difference, and begun to pay off.
Shakur, Senghor, and Burton-Harris wants to change the narrative around prisons to acknowledge the humanity of inmates (BridgeDetroit podcast)
In this episode, hosts Orlando Bailey and Donna Givens explore the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan prisons.
Wayne State University School of Medicine’s new dean calls the action an “egregious” violation of the Detroit Medical Center’s mission. It’s the latest turn in a years’ long legal drama.