Orlando Bailey spoke with social justice activist Tawana Petty and Bridge Detroit reporter Bryce Huffman about the current state of crimefighting in the city.Read More
Category: Black Lives Matter Collaboration
Oct 1, 2020
In the ongoing series, “Do Black Lives Matter in America?,” we take a closer look at the relationship between Detroit police and the community, especially in light of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.Read More
Sep 25, 2020
In the ongoing series, “Do Black Lives Matter in America?,” we have frank conversations about the way the news media has covered the Black Lives Matter protests, and we take a look at diversity in the nation’s newsrooms.Read More
Sep 23, 2020
Orlando Bailey of BridgeDetroit speaks with Tristan Taylor, organizer of the group “Detroit Will Breathe,” and longtime Detroit activist Carolyn Baker about the protests against police brutality and systemic racism.Read More
Sep 18, 2020
ABJ is launching a 3-part series of shows produced in collaboration with the innovative, community-based news organization, BridgeDetroit, and focusing on the question: “Do Black Lives Matter in America?”Read More
News From Around Detroit
- 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.
- 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.
- Gene therapies for sickle cell disease approved in U.S.
Regulators on Friday approved two new gene therapies for sickle cell disease that doctors hope can cure the painful, inherited blood disorder that afflicts mostly Black people in the United States.
- Two television networks unveil GOP debates in January, set in New Hampshire
The debate announcements came a day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met for the fourth debate of the 2024 primary season.
- Man fired shotgun outside New York synagogue, citing Mideast violence
The episode in New York's capital happened on the first night of Hanukkah amid rising fears of antisemitism worldwide and fallout from Israel's intensifying war in Gaza.