Three of the four operas premiering during the Detroit Opera’s 2023-24 season are making their debut in Detroit for the first time. Detroit Opera Music Director Roberto Kalb talks about the four upcoming operas slated for the 2023-24 season and the Opera’s efforts to champion diversity through its contemporary approaches.Read More
Category: Social Justice
It’s finally fall, and Detroit has a lot of fun activities to offer. Check out more than 70 films by African American filmmakers at the Detroit Black Film Festival; Grab some warm cider and donuts at the Great Fall Festival; or celebrate the end of another successful Detroit Month of Design. Check out eight exciting fall events happening around metro Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
Detroit-based designer and artist Mike Han presents his debut solo exhibition during Design Core Detroit’s 13th annual Detroit Month of Design. Han’s inaugural solo exhibit, titled “Mike Han: United by Design,” takes people on a captivating exploration of his creative practice, which is infused with Korean techniques, graffiti inspiration, and modern design elements. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30 at Playground Detroit.Read More
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You can check out Detroit After Dark as part of Detroit Month of Design, take your young ones to Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero, or hear Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert at the Fisher Theater. See what’s happening in and around Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
A 12-foot puppet of 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl “Little Amal” visits Detroit on her 6,000 mile Walk Across America, bringing attention to human rights and persecution.Read More
The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy presents US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, will reflects on economic growth, innovation, and American competitiveness. She is joined by Professor of public policy and economics Betsey Stevenson.Read More
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You can see the latest model vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Detroit Public Library, or hear “Ghostbusters” in concert performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. See what’s happening in and around Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
Detroit Public Schools’ progress report: Supt. Dr. Nikolai Vitti shares district updates as new school year begins
On the heels of The School at Marygrove’s successful first high school graduation and a new school year, Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti shares an update on the state of the district and what he’s prioritizing for the 2023-2024 school year.Read More
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
Whether you’re attending the Greta Van Fleet concert or the Dave Chappelle show at Little Caesars Arena, checking out the Boat the Blue Antique & Classic Boat Show, or trying your hand at improv comedy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out what’s going on around town this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”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.