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Will Detroit’s I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project restore a once thriving Black corridor in the city?

Detroit’s I-375 is the shortest highway in the country. When it was constructed, it led to the destruction of two thriving Black communities. One Detroit and BridgeDetroit team up to break down the I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project in Detroit and whether the plans will benefit the community.

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ARISE Detroit! celebrates neighborhood pride with 17th annual Neighborhoods Day

The 17th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day returns Aug. 5 with more than 100 events and community service projects around the city. ARISE Detroit! Executive Director Luther Keith joins “American Black Journal” to give viewers a preview of the event and discuss its mission.

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Cooking with Que Founder Quiana Broden brings plant-based dining to Detroit with The Kitchen

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.  

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African World Festival returns for 40th annual celebration in Hart Plaza

Summer is here, and Detroit’s highly anticipated African World Festival is near. The annual festival celebrates 40 years in the city this year from July 14-16 at Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai shares what attendees can expect from the festival’s 40th annual year celebrating the arts and culture of the African diaspora.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan proposes new property tax plan, challenges city’s population loss

BridgeDetroit reporter Malachi Barrett outlines Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s proposed property tax changes. Plus, he shares the factors that are influencing many Detroiters to move out of the city and how the Detroit region will play a leading role in the state’s population growth efforts.

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  • 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.