The historic United Auto Workers strike against Detroit’s Big Three automakers. Do Michiganders under the age of 30 plan to stay in the state? Little Amal visits Metro Detroit. Eight things to do this weekend in and around the city.Read More
Sep 21, 2023
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You can check out Detroit After Dark as part of Detroit Month of Design, take your young ones to Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero, or hear Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert at the Fisher Theater. See what’s happening in and around Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
Sep 21, 2023
A 12-foot puppet of 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl “Little Amal” visits Detroit on her 6,000 mile Walk Across America, bringing attention to human rights and persecution.Read More
Sep 20, 2023
Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti gives an update on the current state of the district. Plus, September is Black Reading Month, highlighting the importance of reading works by African American authors. September is also Detroit Month of Design. Learn how design impacts our every day lives.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Art behind bars: U-M program is changing lives of Michigan inmatesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Artwork from current and former inmates is on display through Sunday in the Free Your Mind: Art and Incarceration in Michigan exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- With a new director coming soon, what’s the state of DDOT?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
- Metro Detroit students start new school year with familiar challenges, fresh solutionsby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The 2023-24 year marks the fourth full school year since the pandemic started, and offers the state’s public schools an opportunity to recalibrate academic recovery programs, tackle mental health issues, and address longstanding problems.
- New school year and new challenges on the first day of school in metro Detroitby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Orlando Bailey and Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
As the new school year begins in Detroit Public Schools Community District and others across Michigan, students face familiar challenges — with the promise of fresh solutions.
- Eastside Community Network regroups after center rammed by pickup truckby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Benjamin Noah Weinstein, a 42-year-old white Detroiter, is charged with six felonies in connection with the Aug. 19 incident that damaged the longtime community center with a predominately Black membership
- As the threat of wildfires rises, groups tasked with fighting them turn to AI for help
With wildfires becoming larger and more intense as the world warms, firefighters, utilities and governments are scrambling to get ahead of the flames by tapping into the latest AI technology.
- Usher to headline Super Bowl halftime show in 2024
The NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation announced Sunday that Usher would lead the halftime festivities from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 11.
- Weakened Ophelia poses flood risk in parts of Northeast as new storm brews in the Atlantic
After being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia on Sunday still threatened parts of the Northeast with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and heavy rain from Washington to New York City, the National Hurricane Center said.