Category: Future of Work
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
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
Gov. Whitmer’s Growth Council aims to boost population, economy through education and infrastructure
Aug 24, 2023
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Growing Michigan Together Council” is taking a bold bipartisan approach to address the state’s key challenges. State Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-4th District) talks with contributor Zoe Clark about how the newly established MiLEAP program will play a pivotal role in the state’s overall growth strategies.Read More
Jul 27, 2023
Michigan continues to trail behind other states in population growth. A new study by renowned urbanist Richard Florida compares regions across North America to Michigan and provides recommendations on how the state can become more competitive. Florida shares the results of his study and how to ensure the state’s long-term prosperity.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
Jun 15, 2023
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z — each generation has its unique perspectives, questions, and aspirations around the future of work. Join One Detroit at 12 p.m. ET June 21 for a Future of Work Town Hall that will delve into each generation’s outlook on the future and how each impacts Michigan’s workforce.Read More
Jun 15, 2023
Will Michigan’s Gen Z population stay in the state, pursuing their dreams here and contributing to the state’s prosperity? Three members of Gen Z talk about their future hopes, the careers that interest them, and staying in Michigan after graduation.Read More
Jun 8, 2023
A unique educational partnership has produced its first class of high school graduates. The School at Marygrove held a monumental commencement ceremony for its first graduating class. One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss stopped by Music Hall Detroit to capture the celebration.Read More
May 25, 2023
Policymakers, academics, and business and civic leaders are set to convene at the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities the state has before it. Preview this year’s theme and what attendees can expect.Read More
May 12, 2023
As the baton of the workforce is passed from one generation to the next, Gen Z emerges as a powerful force, bringing their unique perspectives and aspirations to the table. We talk with three members of Gen Z about higher education, their hopes for the future, what they want from employers, and whether they will stay in Michigan after graduation.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
May 4, 2023
A nonprofit that supports Black-led businesses is gearing up for its annual weeklong bike ride to Mackinac Island. Black Leaders Detroit’s annual “Ride for Equity” will raise money for Black entrepreneurs in Detroit and spread awareness about the importance of equitable funding practices.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.