Within 24 hours of meeting at a conference, Lily Mendoza and Jim Perkinson knew they had found their life partner. Since getting married in 2004, they have built a rich and full life together as activists and educators who challenge their students to think more deeply about race relations and to share their personal stories while navigating the complexities of their relationshipRead More
Author: AnnMarie Chamberlain
“There’s trust. Even if we vehemently disagree about something, it’s not going to be enough to break a friendship.”
May 28, 2021
Starting this May, in honor of AAPI Heritage month, and in partnership with WDET, Detroit Public TV is amplifying the voices of Southeast Michigan’s AAPI community by inviting them to have meaningful conversationsRead More
May 28, 2021
On the next episode of American Black Journal, we take a historical look at the identity of the...Read More
5/31/21: One Detroit – Mochitsuki / Religious Diversity: Hinduism / The Real City of Champions / Xiaodong Wei
May 28, 2021
Tonight on One Detroit: Mochitsuki Japanese tradition means pounding in the New Year with fresh...Read More
May 27, 2021
Earlier this month, One Detroit hosted a virtual town hall called How We Got Here: The Asian American Experience in Metro Detroit.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Detroiters urged to weigh in on helping end gerrymanderingby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Michigan is expected to lose one congressional seat, so participation in redistricting meetings is “critical” for Detroiters to ensure they get adequate funding and representation.
- Why is Detroit Police Department’s vaccination rate only 39%?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Less than half of Detroit police, and city residents, are vaccinated for COVID-19. Here’s what this means for public health and safety in the city.
- Detroit may step up its voice in national reparations movementby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
In honor of Juneteenth, City Council Pro Tem Mary Sheffield will introduce a resolution recognizing the City’s unjust treatment of Black people and, if approved, Detroit would join a growing national reparations movement.
- Joel “Fluent” Greene shares Detroit truth without ‘the white gaze’by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Poet Joel “Fluent” Greene discusses his new book, “The Detroit Poems,” and what it's like to be from a gentrifying city.
- Why the revision of Detroit’s city charter is so contentiousby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
The revised city charter that Detroiters may vote on would make unprecedented changes to government, an analysis finds.
- Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday and is expected to easily pass the House. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
- WATCH LIVE: Biden holds press conference after meeting with Putin
Biden arrived in Geneva Tuesday for a high-pressure meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That's after a week-long series of confidence-building meetings between the U.S. leader and his European allies.
- Israeli ultranationalists march in show of force in east Jerusalem
Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists, some chanting "Death to Arabs," paraded in east Jerusalem in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.