Sep 13, 2023
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
Michigan Diversity Council 2023 National Black Men in Leadership Summit magnifies Black leadership, excellence
Aug 2, 2023
The Michigan Diversity Council’s National Black Men in Leadership Summit will explore the themes of Black entrepreneurship, racism and mental health, fatherhood in the Black community, policing in America, the legacy of Black Greek letter organizations and historically black colleges and universities, Black philanthropy, and more.Read More
Jul 11, 2023
Detroit Food Academy is revolutionizing the lives of young Detroiters by blending the art of cooking with life and leadership skills. BridgeDetroit’s Micah Walker learns about the work they do to prepare the next generation of young leaders.Read More
Jul 7, 2023
At the intersection of positivity, community and eating healthy is well-known Detroit restaurant and culinary business The Kitchen by Cooking with Que. Founded by Quiana “Que” Broden, a renowned chef and entrepreneur, her business specializes in providing delicious vegan and vegetarian meals and promoting healthy, plant-based eating options.Read More
The LEE Group’s 9th annual Small Business Workshop tackles challenges amidst inflation, looming recession
May 16, 2023
As small businesses across the nation grapple with the lingering effects of the pandemic, “American Black Journal” examines the impact of rising inflation and a looming recession on small businesses, the focus of The LEE Group’s 9th annual Small Business Workshop.Read More
May 12, 2023
Wareologie, a Michigan-based medical device company, is making waves in the healthcare industry with its groundbreaking advancements in mobile and at-home caregiving. We talked with Wareologie Founder Gina Adams to talk about the inspiration behind her products and the process of getting them to market.Read More
Apr 4, 2023
Urban Consulate launches a new video series titled “Urban Consulate: In Session,” featuring African American changemakers who offer knowledge in their respective fields of expertise.Read More
Mar 9, 2023
American Black Journal and BridgeDetroit team up to examine the barriers Black developers face breaking into the real estate industry and the solutions that are helping support Black development in Detroit.Read More
Mar 7, 2023
As the pandemic’s impact on businesses wanes, host Stephen Henderson examines the economic outlook for 2023 and its impact on African American entrepreneurs and consumers with Mark S. Lee, president of The LEE Group.Read More
Mar 2, 2023
Pingree Detroit Co-Founder Jarret Schlaff talks about the company’s unique worker-owned business model and how it’s creating new opportunities for residents and veterans to learn valuable skills and share in the company’s success.Read More
Jan 19, 2023
Millennials are expected to make up nearly three-fourths of the global workforce in the next two years. How can Michigan attract more of them to move here? The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Devon O’Reilly shares strategies for attracting a young professional workforce.Read More
Jan 19, 2023
Strategic Staffing Solutions President and CEO Cindy Pasky shares what workers want from their workplace, and how employees and employers are navigating the post-pandemic landscape.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
- Kevin McCarthy is out as speaker of the House. What happens next?
The House of Representatives has entered uncharted territory after a last-ditch, right-wing effort to remove fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the speakership succeeded.
- What led to the collapse of McCarthy's speakership and what's next for the House
For the first time in this nation's history, the House of Representatives formally ousted its speaker. A handful of hard-right Republicans and every Democrat voted together to remove the gavel from Speaker Kevin McCarthy's hand. The move came nine months to the day since McCarthy lost his first vote to become speaker. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.
- News Wrap: Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to federal gun charges
In our news wrap Tuesday, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he lied about drug use when he bought a handgun in 2018, a state judge in New York imposed a limited gag order on former President Trump at his civil trial for alleged business fraud and President Biden sought to reassure allied leaders today about the U.S. commitment to Ukraine.