Asian-American Michiganders said a recent surge in cases of racism nationally reflects their experiences here. Two legislators are calling attention to concerns anti-Asian discrimination in Michigan is undercounted.
Civic and Community Information
Detroiters want police to speed up effort to slow down cars in neighborhoods
Detroit police are struggling to contain reckless driving in city neighborhoods, and at least one Pingree Park resident said speed humps aren’t enough — she wants the City to install a device that deflates the tires of speeding cars.
One Detroit: Judaism Virtual Tour / Detroit Riverwalk / Generation Found / International Symphony Orchestra
In the last installment of our religious virtual tours we will explore Judaism through a tour of Temple Iseral in West Bloomfield MI. Plus a new coffee table book that highlights the achievements and wisdom of African American elders from across the country.
Opinion | I was imprisoned for murder unjustly. It’s time to fix the system
A bill now in the Michigan Legislature would make it easier for defendants to see police misconduct records.
Resident-led investment set to transform Detroit’s North End
The Knight Foundation is focused on Detroit’s North End, and longtime residents will lead the community’s plan for development.
Website aims to help Detroit tenants, landlords apply for rent aid program
Wayne County and Detroit residents can apply for rent aid through a new statewide program to distribute federal funds to keep people in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can Detroit’s marijuana plan create social equity?
Longtime Detroiters were given a two month head-start to apply for marijuana business licenses ahead of other entrepreneurs. Now, it’s a free-for-all. Though a city ordinance requires a social equity component, Detroiters may still struggle in this booming industry.
Detroit’s community priorities
Our spring fundraising campaign starts today and your support helps our team listen to Detroiters and report on what matters most to them. Will you support our nonprofit newsroom?
American Black Journal: Children and the pandemic / Heidelberg Project
It has been one year since Michigan had its first confirmed cases of COVID-19, and while the pandemic has had a profound impact on us all, Stephen takes a up close look at its effect on children.
Michigan renters, landlords can apply for new rent aid program starting Monday
Starting Monday, Michigan renters in need and landlords can start applying for federal rent dollars that are part of a COVID-19 relief bill that Congress passed in December. Here is how to get help.