One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, host of American Black Journal, and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at the Detroit News, sat down to discuss the focal points of the mayor’s speech.
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Inflation relief checks v. income tax cuts. What saves you more in Michigan?
A proposed $180 rebate for tax filers isn’t happening, but an income tax that will save people more money in the long run is looming. When will you realize savings? It depends.
American Black Journal – 2023 Economic outlook for African Americans, Alvin AIley American Dance Theater
Examining the economic outlook for 2023 and its impact on African Americans, “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson speaks with Mark S. Lee about the financial forecast as the pandemic eases.
Duggan to share plans for neighborhoods, blight and crime
Mayor Mike Duggan’s 10th State of the City speech will encompass a 10-point plan to improve neighborhoods, affordable housing and demolition initiatives and strategies to rein in gun violence.
Duggan’s $2.6B budget proposal includes residential property tax cuts
Mayor Mike Duggan’s 2024 fiscal budget plan calls for an increase in police officer and bus driver pay, workforce initiatives and a 2-mill tax reduction in residential property taxes over two years.
American Black Journal – The historical impact of Detroit’s Black churches
Host Stephen Henderson sits down for an extremely interesting and educational conversation about the historical impact of Detroit’s Black churches with Rev. Lawrence Rodgers, pastor of Second Baptist Church, and Dr. Richard Smith, a retired VP at Henry Ford Hospital and longtime member of St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church.
Obama launches leadership training program in Detroit
Former President Barack Obama is looking for 25 Detroiters to participate in a new pilot leadership development program.
Detroit’s Baobab Fare wins Food Network’s Chopped
Co-owners Hamissi Mamba and his wife, Nadia Nijimbere, are refugees who came to the United States seeking asylum a decade ago.
Great Lakes Water Authority launches new affordability program
The program offers eligible families outside of Detroit bill credits for up to two years, assistance paying off arrears and water conservation aid.
DDOT says paratransit service improved since cutting ties with old vendor
Detroit is offering transportation for residents with disabilities under emergency contracts. City officials say the service is more reliable, but some riders say room for improvement remains.