Sep 21, 2023
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
Sep 20, 2023
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
Detroit Public Schools’ progress report: Supt. Dr. Nikolai Vitti shares district updates as new school year begins
Sep 15, 2023
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
Gov. Whitmer’s Growth Council aims to boost population, economy through education and infrastructure
Aug 24, 2023
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Growing Michigan Together Council” is taking a bold bipartisan approach to address the state’s key challenges. State Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-4th District) talks with contributor Zoe Clark about how the newly established MiLEAP program will play a pivotal role in the state’s overall growth strategies.Read More
Jul 27, 2023
Michigan continues to trail behind other states in population growth. A new study by renowned urbanist Richard Florida compares regions across North America to Michigan and provides recommendations on how the state can become more competitive. Florida shares the results of his study and how to ensure the state’s long-term prosperity.Read More
Jul 21, 2023
Detroiter Tonya Hogan shares firsthand how losing her husband to COVID-19 caused her to become homeless and the challenges she’s faced finding affordable housing. Plus, learn about the increasing number of families seeking shelter and a few programs the city offers to help with housing emergencies.Read More
Jul 18, 2023
In advance of her visit to Detroit for the 2023 Concert of COlors, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson sits down with Stephen Henderson to talk about the importance of the arts in building healthy communities and her historic appointment as the first Black Mexican American woman to lead the NEA.Read More
From attendee to activist: Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson’s life changed after the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom
Jun 15, 2023
Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson reflects on attending the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom as a child ahead of the Detroit NAACP’s June Jubilee events, which includes the 60th anniversary commemoration of the march. And we get a look at the awardees and keynote speaker for the NAACP’s 68th annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner.Read More
At the intersection of their Asian heritage and American upbringing, Jack Cheng and Paul Pham unpack what home really means
May 19, 2023
For Jack Cheng and Paul Pham, becoming friends could not have come at a better time. Meeting at a mutual friend’s house in Detroit led to a friendship rooted in introspection about their similar experiences — experiences they hadn’t talked about with anybody else before. Jack and Paul talk about the common threads that brought them together.Read More
May 11, 2023
Friends Brenda Hu and Meaghan Kozar talk about a pivotal introductory APA studies class at Michigan State University, how representation for Asian Americans has changed, and what keeps them inspired when it comes to advocacy in their everyday lives for One Detroit’s AAPI Stories series.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
- Ukraine's Zelenskyy appeals to U.S. for continued aid against Russia's invasion
Ukraine's President Zelenskyy is visiting Washington with the goal of securing more armaments to repel Russia's 18-month invasion. But there is growing skepticism and some hostility toward the requests among House Republicans, even as senators met Zelenskyy with open arms. Laura Barrón-López and Lisa Desjardins discuss the latest developments in D.C., while Nick Schifrin reports from Kyiv.
- Inside a Ukrainian brigade's battle 'through hell' to recapture a village on the way to Bakhmut
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is making his case in the U.S. for more money and weapons, and must persuade his audience that the counteroffensive is working. But as the 3rd Assault Brigade's experience shows, progress is difficult.
- U.S. diplomat discusses American policy toward Ukraine amid Russian aggression
Before his mission to Washington, Ukraine's President Zelenskyy first stopped in New York on Tuesday to address the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. Ambassador Victoria Nuland, who is the acting deputy secretary of state for the U.S., joins Amna Nawaz to discuss American policy and global security in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.