Black Detroit homeowners share their home-buying challenges, intent to build wealth and give back in the city.
Results from a community survey suggest residents who have lived in Detroit six to 10 years should qualify to sit on Detroit’s Reparations Task Force, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
Black real estate developers say their work will ensure Black spaces have a place in Detroit’s future and that their investments will create a more equitable city.
After stressful and chaotic hospital experiences, Black moms in metro Detroit share their experiences in the birthing room and praise Birth Detroit for supporting equitable, safe and empowering birthing spaces.
As pension obligations loom for Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan lays out his priorities for the City’s 2022-23 budget amid resident concerns over equitable development.
Detroiters have two weeks to help determine the qualifications for incoming reparations task force members. Participants of the first community meeting say they want Black Detroiters to be part of the conversation.
The Detroit City Council is mulling a guaranteed basic income program through the use of American Rescue Plan Act dollars. One expert says such programs have a “huge, positive impact on the well-being of low- to middle-income households.”
Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield said community input is not only valued, it’s necessary if the taskforce is to be successful. She is asking that residents participate in a Feb. 24 community meeting to help shape the reparations committee.
Republican-driven bills that could affect the way Detroiters vote are being discussed in the state House. Local election experts and advocates remain worried about voter accessibility.
Michigan’s Democratic Black Caucus chair, Keith Williams, has been working on Black Michiganders’ rights to reparations for years. He said Detroit’s participation in repairing the harm that was caused will set the tone for the rest of the state.