The Carr Center and Bedrock have teamed up to celebrate Black arts with a new exhibit for Black History Month. The exhibit features artwork by 23 student artists and 10 emerging and established artists from Detroit. The Carr Center President Oliver Ragsdale shares details about the exhibit and its importance during Black History Month.
Category: Community Posts
This section represents the voice of the neighborhood. Keeping us up to date on what's happening in the neighborhoods where One Detroit has worked. We can offer a platform for their stories to continue to be told authentically.
Robert D. Tompkins, Islandview Community Liaison/Content Producer
Robert D. Tompkins is a freelance digital strategist and technical trainer, who was born and raised in Detroit. Robert graduated from Marygrove College with a degree in business and also from Specs Howard School of Media Arts with a certificate in graphic design.
He has done work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Mississippi-Booneville Unit, Metro Youth YMCA, Central Michigan University Upward Bound, Marygrove College, Wayne State University, Detroit Branch NAACP, AFSCME Local 1659 and the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. His articles have appeared in BLAC Detroit, Tower Times and other publications.
He has been involved in many community groups, including the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures, the Political Education Committee (Detroit Branch NAACP) and 5 Alive, as well as serving in leadership positions in professional organizations.
His love of the city prompted his interest in how the neighborhood of Islandview wasn’t waiting to be saved but rather went about saving itself. This true Spirit of Detroit attitude paved the way for Robert to be in a position to not only highlight what’s happening in and around Islandview but how its approach can be copied elsewhere.
Islandview is ripe with potential not just in its land but also in the talent and character of its residents. Robert aims to magnify the light beaming from Islandview so the rest of Detroit can see the power that lies within.
News From Around Detroit
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Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life, delves into never-before-seen papers, archives and Martin Luther King’s humanity.
- Distributor strike limits food options for Detroit studentsby Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Truck drivers at US Foods, the main food distribution company for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, have been on strike this week.
- Whitmer: Don’t judge population growth report until you read itby Orlando Bailey and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit sat down with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist to discuss next steps regarding growing the state’s population, reparative policy regarding the resurfacing of I-375, the proposed land value tax, and more.
- Eddystone an affordable housing win for ‘vastly incomplete’ District Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The highly-criticized Eddystone development offers 19 affordable apartments as the behemoth of Ilitch-holdings in District Detroit maintains a financial hold over the community.
- Two members of reparations task force resign within first yearby Malachi Barrett and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
There are three vacancies on Detroit’s first reparations committee after one member died and two others resigned.
- Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of former FBI informant charged with lying
The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden are separate from the claims made by informant Alexander Smirnov, who has been charged with making up a bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son and a Ukrainian energy company.
- First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing
The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman by shooting her three times in the head.
- Former Honduran president accused of running his country as a 'narco-state' stands trial in New York City
Federal prosecutors say that for years Hernández received millions of dollars from cartels in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of kilos of cocaine destined for the U.S. to pass through his country.