One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe, of WRCJ 90.9 FM, share what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 3 weekend and into next week with One Detroit’s newest segment, “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
Feb 2, 2023
One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson hosts a roundtable on race, police reform and mental health after the police beating and death of Tyre Nichols.Read More
Sculptor Austen Brantley discusses solo exhibit ‘Musé,’ being tapped for Michigan Black history projects
Feb 2, 2023
Detroit-based sculptor Austen Brantley talks about his solo exhibit “Musé,” two upcoming works of his dedicated to Michigan’s Black history, and how he communicates through his art.Read More
Feb 2, 2023
Michigan’s AAPI community gathered in Madison Heights to hold a local vigil for the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay mass shooting victims and those in the community affected by the tragedy.Read More
2/02/23: One Detroit – Local AAPI community vigil, Tyre Nichols death, Black History Month, Sculptor Austen Brantley, One Detroit Weekend
Feb 2, 2023
Michigan’s AAPI community holds a local vigil for the victims of the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shootings. Stephen Henderson hosts a roundtable on Tyre Nichols death. ASALH President Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney shares the founding of Black History Month. Detroit-based sculptor Austen Brantley shares more about his exhibit “Musé,” and two upcoming projects. Plus, weekend events in metro Detroit.Read More
1/31/23: American Black Journal – Detroit’s Black churches champion education, Church of the Messiah honors first responders
Jan 31, 2023
American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the important role of the church as champions for the city’s schools and students. Plus, the Church of the Messiah hosts an awards ceremony honoring Detroit’s first responders for keeping residents safe during two major fires in Islandview.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Building Black wealth and opportunity with intentionby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his seminal ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.
- Working for a better Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Olivia Lewis reflects on our transition to in-person engagement, policing, inclusive development and the will of Detroit’s voters.
- A point of gratitudeby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey reflects on our newsroom engagement in 2022 and plans to build continued community connection next year.
- Detroit’s 2022 topics: Tax justice, land use and gun violenceby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Bryce Huffman weighs in on some of his most memorable coverage of the year, and shares plans for his future.
- Replacement paratransit vendor unlikely before 2023 service cutsby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Some council members would convene a December session to vote on a new contract, but Mike Duggan’s administration said the bidding process will have to reopen next year.
- News Wrap: U.S. shoots down Chinese balloon over the Atlantic
In our news wrap Saturday, the U.S. Air Force downed a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina, dangerously cold temperatures descended on the northeastern part of the country, the mayor of Memphis asked the DOJ to evaluate the city's police department, the DNC approved a new 2024 presidential primary lineup, and scientists discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter.
- Fear, violence and chaos grip Haiti as gangs seize control
The island nation of Haiti has moved closer to the brink of collapse. Heavily armed gangs have taken over the capital and are targeting police after the country has been without a single elected official since early January. Jacqueline Charles, the Miami Herald's Caribbean correspondent, joins John Yang to discuss what she saw on a recent trip to Haiti.
- Security expert warns of AI tools' potential threat to democracy
Artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically alter how we gather information, communicate and work. Experts are also raising questions about how it will affect governance and what it will mean for the future of our democracy. Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins William Brangham to discuss.