“Noura,” a new play by the Michigan-born and internationally renowned Iraqi American actor and playwright Heather Raffo, tells the story of an Iraqi American family who’s confronted with their past during Christmas dinner after fleeing their home country.Read More
Category: Community Update
City of Detroit Historian Jamon Jordan takes viewers on a tour of some of Detroit’s historic African American fraternity and sorority houses and the contributions these organizations have made in the city.Read More
Obsidian Theatre Festival celebrates Black stories, features ‘Wild Horses’ play as season two finalist
A new play, “Wild Horses,” has been featured as one of four finalist-chosen plays that celebrated and highlighted African American stories and voices at this year’s Obsidian Theatre Festival. We talked with “Wild Horses” director Ny’ea Reynolds.Read More
University of Michigan Ford Schools presents FBI Director Christopher Wray as 2022 Josh Rosenthal Memorial Speaker
FBI Director Christopher Wray joins the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy for a conversation on cybersecurity, civil liberties, domestic violent extremism and more.Read More
‘Bad Axe’ film hits the big screen to tell an Asian-Mexican American family’s story in rural Michigan
Following the breakout success of “Bad Axe,” a documentary about an Asian-Mexican American family navigating COVID and racial tensions in Bad Axe, Michigan, director David Siev and his family talk about the creation of the film and its premiere in theaters across America.Read More
Venturing into the world of entrepreneurship comes with challenges, but for Black women entrepreneurs, the hurdles can be much higher and different. A national study shows 42% of U.S. businesses are owned by women, yet those businesses grow at only half the rate as businesses owned by men.Read More
What we’ve learned after the first election under Michigan’s new redistricting process | Policy Talks @ The Ford School
Join the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy for a final webinar in its redistricting series, to look back at the consequential change in Michigan’s new redistricting process and to review how this new approach played out this fall, including its impacts on races and election outcomes, and how it compares to experiences in other states.Read More
Life after prison can be difficult for returning citizens, especially as they attempt to return to the workforce after incarceration. What employment barriers to returning citizens face, and what programs and support are available for them to find jobs? One Detroit’s Future of Work Host Will Glover talks with Detroit Action Executive Director Branden Snyder about how The JOBS Project is lending a hand.Read More
The Detroit Doll Show has announced its return in 2022 following a two-year COVID hiatus. Detroit Doll Show founder Sandra Epps shares what families can expect from the doll show and the importance of Black representation in toys.Read More
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation fundraises to support Hurricane Fiona relief in Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September, Southwest Detroit residents quickly came together at the weekly Fantazma Market, hosted by the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, to raise funds for disaster relief. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan took a visit to Fantazma Market’s Salsa Bachata night for an inside look at the weekly market turned fundraiser for Puerto Rico.Read More
Detroit artist Scott Hocking’s ‘Retrograde’ exhibit explores his 25 year-career as sculptor, photographer
Detroit artist Scott Hocking has been creating sculptures and photography projects for 25 years. His latest exhibit, “Retrograde” opens at the David Klein Gallery on Nov. 19 through Feb. 18, 2023. One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Hocking at the David Klein Gallery to discuss his new exhibit and how it culminates around 25 years of work.Read More
10/31/22: One Detroit – Wynton Marsalis’ DSO residency, 2021 Penny Stamps series, Detroit’s punk pioneers Cinecyde
One Detroit talks with renowned jazz musician Wynton Marsalis about his residency with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Then, associate producer WIll Glover gets the scoop on the latest announcements from the Penny Stamps speaker series. Plus, One Detroit’s Chris Jordan chronicles the history of Detroit’s first punk band, Cinecyde, and the music they’re still making 40 years later.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- 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.
- Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
- Transit for Detroiters with disabilities at risk after contract rejectedby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit needs to find a new vendor to deliver 70% of its transit services for disabled residents after the City Council votes down a controversial five-year contract.
- Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
- Some bus riders left cold and confused by temporary State Fair transit hubby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s makeshift hub is getting more shelters and is expected to be in place for about 18 months as the city constructs a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.
- China rolls back some anti-COVID measures following protests
China has rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places.
- 25 arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning armed coup
Thousands of police officers carried out raids across much of Germany on Wednesday against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the government in an armed coup. Officials said 25 people were detained.
- WATCH LIVE: Senate Majority Leader Schumer gives remarks following Warnock win in Georgia
With Warnock's second runoff victory in as many years, Democrats will have a 51-49 Senate majority, gaining a seat from the current 50-50 split with John Fetterman's victory in Pennsylvania.