Biking: it’s more than just exercise. It’s equitable transportation, entertainment and a way for people to be introduced to Detroit and what the city has to offer.Read More
Category: Social Justice
Bank of America President Matt Elliott discusses Detroit’s recovery, housing affordability, Mackinac Policy Conference 2023
As cities and downtowns continue to navigate post-pandemic recovery, downtown Detroit’s...Read More
Detroit Economic Club hosts Jeff Donofrio, Rachel Stewart in discussion about Michigan’s economy, trends
Join the Detroit Economic Club and #OneDetroit THIS WEDNESDAY for a live conversation with global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.Read More
In celebration of hip hop’s 50th birthday, HOT 107.5 WGPR FM radio shares its history as Michigan’s first Black-owned radio station and Detroit’s only all-hip hop radio format.Read More
Dr. Hasan Jeffries discusses his participation in the PBS “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World” documentary, executive produced by Chuck D of Public Enemy, and the history of political messages in hip hop.Read More
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
Richard Florida, one of the nation’s leading urbanists, discusses downtown Detroit’s future and shares what he thinks the city should focus on with its post-pandemic recovery efforts.Read More
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
Less than 10% of the businesses downtown are Black-owned and less than 2% of the buildings downtown are Black-owned. How did we get here in a city with a nearly 80% Black population? Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance CEO Charity Dean shares how downtown Detroit can invest in and empower Black businesses.Read More
Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II talks about what’s happening in downtown Detroit and the administration’s economic plans for investing in transportation infrastructure and stronger business ecosystems at the 2023 Detroit Policy Conference.Read More
For three Metro Detroit caregivers, the life changes and challenges that come with caring for loved ones have become part of their everyday life. On some days, it can feel as if those responsibilities might push them to the breaking point.Read More
Baby boomers are facing a big decision: should they stay in the workforce, and can they afford to leave? Can Michigan afford to lose them? Find out in this Future of Work town hall.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Building Black wealth and opportunity with intentionby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his seminal ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.
- Working for a better Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Olivia Lewis reflects on our transition to in-person engagement, policing, inclusive development and the will of Detroit’s voters.
- A point of gratitudeby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey reflects on our newsroom engagement in 2022 and plans to build continued community connection next year.
- Detroit’s 2022 topics: Tax justice, land use and gun violenceby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Bryce Huffman weighs in on some of his most memorable coverage of the year, and shares plans for his future.
- Replacement paratransit vendor unlikely before 2023 service cutsby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Some council members would convene a December session to vote on a new contract, but Mike Duggan’s administration said the bidding process will have to reopen next year.
- West Bank Palestinian community faces removal as far-right Israel vows expansion
The long-running dispute over the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar has resurfaced this week as a focus of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Interest rate boosted again by quarter-point as Fed signals more hikes to combat inflation
The central bank's latest move put its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 4.5 percent to 4.75 percent, its highest level in about 15 years.
- Eagles backup lineman indicted for rape
Josh Sills, a backup offensive lineman for the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges that stem from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago, authorities said Wednesday.