New data from the medical team at EHproject show African American women are at a greater risk for heart disease than their white counterparts. For American Heart Month, Henry Ford Health Cardiologist Dr. Brittany Fuller talks about the high rate of heart disease among Black women. Plus, she provides some helpful advice on what women can do to reduce their risk factors.Read More
Category: Racial Disparity
The Carr Center and Bedrock have teamed up to celebrate Black arts with a new exhibit for Black History Month. The exhibit features artwork by 23 student artists and 10 emerging and established artists from Detroit. The Carr Center President Oliver Ragsdale shares details about the exhibit and its importance during Black History Month.Read More
United States Senator Joe Manchin visits the Detroit Economic Club as part of a listening tour for Americans Together. Americans Together is a new organization that has created a platform for the middle to connect and empower moderate voices around the country. Their goal is to build a bridge between popular will and political outcomes.Read More
It’s Black History Month and Detroit has several events to honor and celebrate Black culture around the city. Find works from Black authors at the 8th annual African American Family Book Expo. Celebrate Black History Month at two new exhibits at The Carr Center and the Henry Ford Museum. Plus, a Black History Month observance and more. See what’s coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
The Zekelman Holocaust Center has opened its newly renovated core exhibit, which now puts Holocaust survivors’ and victims’ stories at the forefront. The exhibition uses new technology and updated historical information to recount their memories and honor their legacy. One Detroit’s Sarah Zientarski attended the opening ceremony to learn about the changes.Read More
Detroit residents asked to weigh in on new election district maps proposed by redistricting commission
Detroit residents are being asked to weigh in on proposed new election district maps. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings Feb. 21 and 22 in Detroit for residents to provide input on the redrawing of boundaries for seven Michigan House districts. One Detroit contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson discussed the redistricting process.Read More
Start your Valentine’s celebrations early with the Valentine’s Soul Jam at the Fox Theatre in Detroit or check out the Chocolate Extravaganza in downtown Chelsea. Plus, a Black History Month educator workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Stagecrafters’ modern interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet,” in Royal Oak and more. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
A fourteen-year-old Chinese girl came to America 190 years ago – said to be the first female Chinese immigrant to set foot here during the 1800s. Now a play, “The Chinese Lady” at the Tipping Point Theatre through March 3, recounts the remarkable life of Afong Moy and her Chinese servant Atung. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits a dress rehearsal of the show and talks with the cast.Read More
Violinist Nathan Amaral, a 28-year-old from Rio de Janeiro, has won the senior division of the 27th annual Sphinx Finals Competition. As the winner, Amaral receives the Robert Frederick Smith Prize, a $50,000 award, and the opportunity to perform with several major orchestras across the nation. Watch Amaral’s first-place performance, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Concerto for Violin in G minor.Read More
Techno’s African American roots: Pioneering producer Carl Craig on carving a lane for Black electronic music
You can’t talk about Detroit’s African American techno roots without talking about pioneering producer Carl Craig. A leading figure in the second wave of Detroit techno, Craig talks about the city’s history in techno music. Plus, he discusses the importance and influence of the Black music experience locally and globally.Read More
A new PBS docuseries, “GOSPEL,” from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves into the origins and influence of gospel music on Black spirituality. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Stacey L. Holman, the director and producer of the docuseries, about gospel’s rich history, its impact on the Black church, Detroit’s connection to the genre, and how other music genres have been influenced by gospel.Read More
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses her administration’s budget priorities with the Detroit Economic Club
Governor Whitmer will propose her administration’s new fiscal year 2025 budget to the Michigan legislature in early February. During a fireside chat with Detroit Economic Club Board Chair Sandy Pierce, Whitmer will share her administration’s budget priorities for fiscal year 2025. One Detroit presents a virtual livestream of that conversation.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Biography explores lesser-known side of MLKby Orlando Bailey and Christine Ferretti (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life, delves into never-before-seen papers, archives and Martin Luther King’s humanity.
- Distributor strike limits food options for Detroit studentsby Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Truck drivers at US Foods, the main food distribution company for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, have been on strike this week.
- Whitmer: Don’t judge population growth report until you read itby Orlando Bailey and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit sat down with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist to discuss next steps regarding growing the state’s population, reparative policy regarding the resurfacing of I-375, the proposed land value tax, and more.
- 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.
- Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of former FBI informant charged with lying
The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden are separate from the claims made by informant Alexander Smirnov, who has been charged with making up a bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son and a Ukrainian energy company.
- First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing
The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman by shooting her three times in the head.
- Former Honduran president accused of running his country as a 'narco-state' stands trial in New York City
Federal prosecutors say that for years Hernández received millions of dollars from cartels in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of kilos of cocaine destined for the U.S. to pass through his country.