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Maternal mortality rates rising in Michigan, disproportionally impacting Black mothers

Michigan has experienced a rise in maternal deaths as highlighted in an in-depth report by Detroit News. Of particular concern is the disproportionate impact on women of color. Dawn Shanafelt, Director of the Division of Maternal & Infant Health in the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, discusses the disparities among women of color, how to address the problem and more.

The 33rd annual Concert of Colors returns to Detroit, features tribute to MC5

Concert of Colors, the annual celebration of world music, art and culture, returns to Detroit for its 33rd year. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan talks with Concert of Colors founder Ismael Ahmed about the history of the festival, its growth and how it serves the Detroit community. Plus, Detroit Musician Don Was talks about the festival’s theme of “Peace, Love and Understanding” and a tribute to MC5.

African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza for 41st annual celebration of African diaspora

The 41st annual African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza July 12-14 to celebrate and showcase the culture, arts, and community spirit of the African diaspora. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Yolanda Jack, Manager of Community Engagement at The Wright Museum, about the festival’s growth, how it celebrates the African diaspora, and what attendees can expect at this year’s festival.

Future of work report addresses the state of small business in the Detroit area

A report from Detroit Future City examines the challenges and goals for small business and entrepreneurship in the Detroit region. It also highlighted top challenges local small businesses face, including access to capital and navigating the cost of capital. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Tech Town President and CEO Ned Staebler about the health of the local small business economy.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Ballmer Group unveil new Summer Discovery program

United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Ballmer Group have unveiled the new Summer Discovery program aimed at combatting summer learning loss and bridging educational disparities. United Way for Southeastern Michigan Vice President of Community Impact Jeff Miles and Detroit Parent Network CEO Jametta Lilly explain how the program provides free academic and enrichment activities.

2024 Mackinac Policy Conference focuses on ‘Bridging the Future Together’ with collaboration across divides

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference is set to take place next week, May 28-31, bringing together business, policy and community leaders to discuss Michigan’s biggest issues. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Future Together.” One Detroit contributor Zoe Clark talks with Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah and this year’s conference chair Suzanne Shank.

Detroit piano prodigy BLKBOK bridges classical and contemporary to create his unique sound

Identified as a piano prodigy by the age of eight, Charles Wilson III, known professionally as BLKBOK, has carved a unique path in the music world. For Black Music Month, BLKBOK talks with guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes about how he blends classical and contemporary music, the significance of his name, his parents' influence, and Detroit's impact on his career.

Flint marks 10 years since water crisis: Mayor Neeley reflects on the progress, challenges

It has been a decade since the Flint water crisis. The public health disaster exposed tens of thousands of residents in the predominantly African American city to perilously high levels of lead contamination. Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley talks about the city’s current water quality, how residents are doing, and the challenges that are still present.

Black church provides sanctuary, support for youth facing mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The "Black Church in Detroit" series examines the church's role in providing a safe place and support for young people struggling with mental health challenges. We'll talk about the reasons for the growing rates of depression, loneliness, anxiety and suicides among young African Americans and how the church can lead the way in promoting mental wellness.

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Trump assassination attempt, state of small business, Concert of Colors, Weekend events | One Detroit

One Detroit contributors discuss the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump and give their perspectives on how it could impact the 2024 election. A future of work report on the state of small business in Michigan. Detroit’s annual world music festival Concert of Colors returns for its 33rd year. Plus, check out some upcoming summer events on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Maternal mortality rates for Black mothers, United Way Summer Discovery program | American Black Journal

Examine the high number of maternal deaths in Michigan and the disproportionate impact on Black mothers. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Dawn Shanafelt, Director of the Division of Maternal & Infant Health in the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Plus, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Ballmer Group unveil the new Summer Discovery program to combat summer learning loss.

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Future of work report addresses the state of small business in the Detroit area

A report from Detroit Future City examines the challenges and goals for small business and entrepreneurship in the Detroit region. It also highlighted top challenges local small businesses face, including access to capital and navigating the cost of capital. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Tech Town President and CEO Ned Staebler about the health of the local small business economy.

‘The Chinese Lady,’ play about first Chinese woman in America, premieres in Michigan

A fourteen-year-old Chinese girl came to America 190 years ago – said to be the first female Chinese immigrant to set foot here during the 1800s. Now a play, “The Chinese Lady” at the Tipping Point Theatre through March 3, recounts the remarkable life of Afong Moy and her Chinese servant Atung. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits a dress rehearsal of the show and talks with the cast.

Addressing the critical needs of caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month 

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B's Julie Lowenthal talks about the importance of support services and resources for family caregivers and the myriad challenges they face while caring for their loved ones. Plus, Lowenthal explores possible legislative policies that would ease the burdens faced by family caregivers.

An evening with Kara Swisher and Mary Barra | Wallace House Center for Journalists

The University of Michigan Wallace House Center for Journalists hosts a conversation with award-winning journalist and author Kara Swisher as part of its continuing series: “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press.” Swisher talks about her new memoir "The Burn Book: A Tech Love Story" and explores the dynamic interplay of legacy companies, innovation, strategic bets on the future, and tech’s potential to solve problems with General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

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