American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the important role the Black church plays in supporting the city’s schools and students through DPSCD’s Faith-Based Initiative and Every School Day Counts program.Read More
Author: Jonathan Shead
Church of the Messiah honors Detroit’s first responders for keeping community safe during Islandview fires
Jan 31, 2023
Church of the Messiah Pastor Rev. Barry Randolph hosts an awards ceremony honoring Detroit’s first responders after they kept residents and property safe during two fires on the city’s East side.Read More
Jan 30, 2023
Biking: it’s more than just exercise. It’s equitable transportation, entertainment and a way for people to be introduced to Detroit and what the city has to offer.Read More
Jan 30, 2023
Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced her retirement, a decision fueled by “passing the torch” to a new generation of leaders. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley talk about who could be running in 2024 to replace Stabenow.Read More
Bank of America President Matt Elliott discusses Detroit’s recovery, housing affordability, Mackinac Policy Conference 2023
Jan 30, 2023
As cities and downtowns continue to navigate post-pandemic recovery, downtown Detroit’s...Read More
Jan 26, 2023
One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley react to some of the turnkey and more ambitious legislation laid out by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during her 2023 State of the State address.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.
- 15 Native American tribes to receive $580 million in federal money for water rights settlement
The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that's legally theirs.
- News Wrap: At least 10 dead after winter storm sweeps across the South
In our news wrap Thursday, the South is finally expecting relief after an ice storm that's disrupted travel and claimed at least 10 lives this week, House Republicans voted to oust Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Pentagon said it's tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the continental U.S.
- U.S. boosts military presence in Philippines to counteract China's increasing aggression
The United States and the Philippines reached an agreement allowing American military forces to operate in four new locations across the nation. The move is aimed at confronting China and its focus on Taiwan, which is only a few hundred miles from one of the new locations where U.S forces will likely operate. Zachary Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute joined Geoff Bennett to discuss.