This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the coronavirus pandemic, families who have children with autism face the complexity of everything from mask-wearing, and virtual therapy, to getting the vital services they need and feeling overwhelmed.
Downtown, Midtown and Corktown neighborhoods — filled with residents who have homes, parents or friends in the suburbs — have the lowest Census responses in Detroit.
“What’s uncommon is the interjection of federal enforcement when it was not asked for.”
Disproportionately impacted by coronavirus, experiencing massive unemployment and an economic downturn, protesters and justice advocates react to the announcement of Operation Legend and more resources for law enforcement.
During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are escaping to Belle Isle. Long a beloved park with gardens, beaches and pathways, it is a place where friends and families have gathered for decades. Now, it serves as a site for solace.
How Latinas in Southwest Detroit turned their part-time hustle of delivering groceries in their community into a full-time job.
In the past month, anonymous Twitter pages have surfaced, allowing survivors of sexual abuse to anonymously share their stories while publicly naming accusers. The local community is now questioning this method of public storytelling and accountability as more Detroit names are called out.
There is a national movement underway to change the names and topple the monuments, markers and statues with a slave-holding past. In Detroit, the name of Cass Technical High School, a beloved city institution, is also at issue.
The country’s newsrooms are changing. This week, we saw the departure of several high-ranking, tone-deaf editors from across the country who were unable to keep current with today’s understanding of race and bias. This week, the BridgeDetroit team talks about what it means to be Black and a journalist.
What happened in Detroit and the streets of at least 35 other cities reflects the raw state of urban America. Months of dealing with a killer virus. Surging economic despair. Then another viral video emerged of a Black man killed while being arrested by a white policeman in Minneapolis.