In a promising development for Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood on the city’s Eastside, African American entrepreneur Raphael Wright is set to open the doors of Neighborhood Grocery. The market is poised to make history as the first Black-owned grocery store in Detroit in nearly a decade.Read More
Author: Jonathan Shead
Sep 12, 2023
With the impacts of climate change at the forefront, what it will take to address the stress on Michigan’s current water infrastructure in the face of future extreme weather? The Citizens Research Council of Michigan’s latest report explores the multiple challenges involved with rebuilding and maintaining the state’s infrastructure, as well as remediating and protecting the environment.Read More
Sep 7, 2023
Whether you’re attending the Greta Van Fleet concert or the Dave Chappelle show at Little Caesars Arena, checking out the Boat the Blue Antique & Classic Boat Show, or trying your hand at improv comedy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out what’s going on around town this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
Sep 7, 2023
Explore how food intersects with business, education and the environment in and around Detroit in this special food-themed episode. Learn about the creation of Detroit’s Velvet Peanut Butter company. Hear about Sozai Restaurant owner and chef Hajime Sato’s sustainable seafood practices. Plus, see how the Detroit Food Academy is cooking up the next generation of young leaders.Read More
Sep 5, 2023
American Black Journal teams up with BridgeDetroit for a special episode examining the great need for home repairs in Detroit. BridgeDetroit reporter Malachi Barrett talks with residents about the barriers in obtaining financial support. Plus, Stephen Henderson hosts a panel discussion on Detroit’s home repair program, years in disinvestment, and the impact it’s having on the city’s neighborhoods.Read More
The 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival, Artist-in-residence Karriem Riggins, One Detroit Weekend | One Detroit
Aug 31, 2023
The 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival is here! Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President Chris Collins talks about world-class Detroit musicians performing at this year’s festival, and 2023 poster artist Brittini Ward shares how members of her family inspired the artwork. Plus, a conversation with artist-in-residence Karriem Riggins. And check out what you can do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”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
- 10 people dead after Mexico church roof collapses. No more people believed buried in rubble
Rescuers have sent dogs and thermal cameras inside the rubble, and they say that no additional people are believed to remain in the debris.
- North Dakota state senator, his wife and 2 kids killed in Utah plane crash
Doug Larsen's death, along with the death of his wife Amy and their two young children, was confirmed Monday in an email that Republican Senate Majority Leader David Hogue sent to his fellow senators.
- Late-night shows return after writers strike, actors resume talks that could end their standoff
Late-night talk shows are returning after a five-month absence brought on by the Hollywood writers strike. John Oliver returned to his "Last Week Tonight" with a full-throated endorsement of the strike and its successful outcome.