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
Category: Immigration Clip
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
The 13th annual Detroit Month of Design has arrived. Taking place all across Detroit throughout September, this cross-disciplinary design festival highlights Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation and the city’s role as a national and global design leader. With its theme of “United by Design,” Detroit Month of Design 2023 explores how design intersects with the lives of everyday people.Read More
The “Black Church in Detroit” series delves into the contemporary significance of civil rights and the state of civil rights today. Historic King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor, Rev. Charles Williams II, a distinguished figure in civil rights arenas, shares his perspectives on the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the present-day state of civil rights advocacy.Read More
Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? The Detroit Funk Festival returns for another year of moving and grooving, and Aretha’s Jazz Café has a Tribute to Nina Simone. Yoga enthusiasts can find their flow state at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Michigan summer without a day at the Michigan State Fair. Check out what to do around town 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
- How India's rover findings of sulfur in lunar soil could pave the way for future moon bases
India's Chandrayaan-3 rover has found sulfur on the moon's surface at higher concentrations than previously seen. Sulfur in soils near the moon's poles might help astronauts live off the land one day.
- News Wrap: Tropical Storm Ophelia drenches communities along Atlantic Coast
In our news wrap Saturday, Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina, the family of a Black high school student suspended for his hairstyle is suing Texas Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton, car dealers may soon feel ripple effects of the auto workers strike, and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas met with the president of Honduras in Texas to discuss migration.
- College hopefuls face changing admissions landscape after Supreme Court ruling
This fall is the first college application season in which schools are prohibited from considering race and ethnicity when making admissions decisions, after June's landmark Supreme Court ruling. Sandy Baum, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Center on Education Data and Policy, joins John Yang to discuss how this affects college-bound students and their families.