Christy talks with Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for 36 years, about her upcoming retirement and the role of philanthropy. Under her leadership, the organization has awarded $1.3 billion grants in our area. To honor her impact on the community, the Mariam C. Noland Fund for Public Spaces was announced last week.
Eric Thomas: Preserving Black Spaces
December 17, 2019
12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable
December 26, 2019
News From Around Detroit
- Detroit’s public safety plan for downtown this summerby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Visitors can expect more officers on the streets, rooftops and in police towers, wayfinding signage and additional security screenings at some event spaces.
- Mumford grad prioritizes health in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoodby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
May is Mental Health Awareness month. Siblings Corina Malone and Corey Williams are inviting Detroiters to free yoga classes on Friday evenings to support healthy habits.
- Detroit police board chair assures ‘transparency’ amid investigations by Christine Ferretti and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Citizen complaint records seized, two staffers on administrative leave amid multiple investigations into Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Chief Investigator.
- Meet Detroit’s other ‘people mover,’ Michael Cunningham IIby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Cunningham has spent a decade advocating for transit justice in Detroit, but that isn’t his biggest fight. He’s also encountered homelessness, incarceration and mental health challenges.
- Detroit police board selects candidates for secretary, chief investigatorby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BOPC picked Victoria Shah, who formerly ran for a seat on the commission, and Jerome Warfield Sr., a west side pastor and an ex-chair of the board.
- Ukrainian troops not backing down despite Russia's claim of victory in Bakhmut
Russian forces declared victory in Bakhmut last month, but Ukrainian defenders aren't retreating. Instead, they are keeping up the pressure and continuing the fight from positions on the western fringes of the city.
- China defends its actions in warship incident involving U.S., Canada in Taiwan Strait
China's defense minister defended sailing a warship across the path of an American destroyer and Canadian frigate transiting the Taiwan Strait, telling some of the world's top defense officials on Sunday that such patrols are a provocation to China.
- Kim Jong Un's sister vows North Korea will make 2nd attempt to launch spy satellite
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed again Sunday to push for a second attempt to launch a spy satellite as she lambasted a U.N. Security Council meeting over the North's first, failed launch.