Detroit’s All-Star Garage-Rock Punk Revue returns for its 4th year, expanding to two days this year. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan caught up with the show’s organizer, Smitt E. Smitty of the 1980s Detroit band Figures on a Beach, as well as iconic WDET ‘Radios in Motion’ DJ Michael Halloran and musician Gary Reichel of Cinecyde, to discuss the show and how it captures Detroit’s punk music history.Read More
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8/10/22: One Detroit – Michigan Water Color Society, Sustainable Sushi, AAPI Story Series, Tattoo Artist Lorri Thomas
This week, One Detroit Editor Chris Jordan checks in with the Michigan Water Color Society ahead of its 75th-anniversary art exhibit at the Hannan Center. Then, Chris Jordan joins Sozai Restaurant Chef Hamije Sato to talk about sustainable sushi and being named Detroit Free Press’ best new restaurant of 2022. Plus, One Detroit’s AAPI Story Series continues with Lily and Jim for AAPI Heritage Month, and Detroit artist Lorri Thomas shares how she found her passion tattooing.Read More
One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota talks with BridgeDetroit’s Malachi Barrett about the $60 million tax abatement Detroit City Council narrowly approved, in a 5-4 vote, for Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit development at the former Hudson’s Department Store site downtown.Read More
Republican Nominee for Governor, Congressional, and State Legislative Races Decided in Michigan Primary Election
The results are in. After the 2022 Michigan primary election, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley and Deadline Detroit’s Greg Bowens sit down to discuss the results of the hotly contested governor, congressional and state legislative races across the state and what the results could mean for November.Read More
A new fund, the Ebiara Fund, created by the Detroit-based economic growth nonprofit Invest Detroit, in partnership with URGE Imprint and with funding from The Kresge Foundation, will provide early-stage capital and process resources to minority-owned development firms working to grow and strengthen Detroit’s neighborhoods.Read More
“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with The LEE Group President Mark S. Lee and Nikki Pardo, from Global Alliance Solutions, for a candid conversation on the state of DEI efforts in the workplace at corporations across America and the status of new Chief Diversity Officer positions that were created. Plus, Henderson examines the amount of resources that have been allocated to DEI efforts and how they compare to the commitments made two years prior.Read More
New plans for how Detroit will verify votes during the Aug. 2 primary election will include more stringent protocols on the number of challengers present as election inspectors count and verify ballots. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota teams up with the Detroit Free Press for a visit to one of Detroit’s election inspector trainings for a look at what goes on behind the scenes of elections and what election workers are required to know to preserve the democratic process.Read More
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s 39th annual African World Festival celebrates its 39th anniversary with a return to the location where the festival got started: Detroit’s Hart Plaza. One Detroit contributing producer AJ Walker takes viewers to Hart Plaza on Detroit’s riverfront for a look at how the 39th annual African World Festival played out in 2022.Read More
Voters Choose from Crowded Pool of Candidates Fighting Over Fewer Districts in Michigan Congressional Election
One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley come together for a lively conversation about the candidates running in the upcoming Michigan congressional election and the hot-button issues voters that may motivate voters to visit the polls. Plus, they posit the possible outcomes of the August primary election.Read More
One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, host of “American Black Journal,” and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at the Detroit News, sit down for a conversation about where the five candidates remaining in the Republican party stand leading to the 2022 Michigan primary election and what issues will impact the campaign for governor.Read More
In the wake of the recent mass shootings across the country, “American Black Journal” looks at the Black church’s moral and spiritual roles in helping curb gun violence in the community. Rev. Cindy Rudolph at Oak Grove AME Church talks to her congregation about the violence. Plus, host Stephen Henderson has a frank conversation about the root causes of the shootings, the church’s role in disrupting the violence, and the candid concerns of young people.Read More
At the Center for Performance Arts and Learning, or Cen4Pal for short, culture and diversity come together to provide a safe space for individuals to try their hand at a variety of creative arts. “Detroit Performs: Live From Marygrove” visits Cen4Pal to hear about the environment the educational organization is cultivating and the mission to boost students’ confidence through the creative arts.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Detroit using community partners, vaccines to combat monkeypoxby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Unlike COVID-19, Detroit health officials haven’t seen any signs of vaccine hesitancy.
- DDOT is upgrading its aging bus fleet, recruiting driversby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s 28 new coaches come with improved amenities for riders, including better bicycle racks and USB chargers under each seat.
- Detroit teen’s family demands justice one year after he was killed by policeby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Family of teen seeking $20M in wrongful death suit, demand officers involved in shooting death be punished.
- Detroit’s queer advocates worry about monkeypox – and messagingby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Public health officials and LGBTQ advocates in Detroit are monitoring messaging about the monkeypox virus which is mostly infecting gay men but should be a concern for everyone.
- Detroiters don’t have to wait to be heard at BOPC meetingsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Board of Police Commissioners change meeting format to address resident concerns over an often long wait to provide public comment
- News Wrap: Trump's lawyer told DOJ classified documents had been returned
In our news wrap Saturday, a Trump attorney told the Justice Department that all classified documents had been returned, the Southern Baptist Convention's handling of sexual abuse claims is under investigation, Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker is charged with attempted murder, Sen. Sinema's campaign donations from Wall Street come under scrutiny, and Italy's largest lake drops near historic lows.
- Attack on Salman Rushdie was 'preplanned,' prosecutor says
The man accused in the stabbing attack on Salman Rushdie pleaded not guilty Saturday to attempted murder and assault charges in what a prosecutor called a "preplanned" crime.
- How a Trump-era policy that separated thousands of migrant families came to pass
The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy separated over 5,000 children from their parents, with no tracking process or records that would allow them to be reunited. Atlantic staff writer Caitlin Dickerson joins Geoff Bennett to discuss her investigation into the policy.