Join Chalkbeat and WDET as we hear from the candidates vying to oversee Detroit public schools.
Henderson: Assault on Black Votes in Wayne County Reminiscent of Jim Crow
The following is an essay by Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers’ initial refusal to certify election results.
The Big Effect of A Small Change: Capitalizing the “B” in Black
The Michigan Daily changed styling guidelines in 1988 to better reflect representation on campus. Over thirty years later, the rest of the news industry is catching on.
Author Colson Whitehead on “The Nickel Boys,” “Invisible Man,” and Racial Inequity
The Pulitzer Prize winning author’s newest work takes place in Jim Crow America. He’s part of a legacy of Black writers that goes back generations.
Whitmer Addresses Nursing Home Deaths, New COVID-19 Hot Spots in Michigan
Gov. Whitmer tells Stephen Henderson that she would have made some decisions differently if she knew what she knows now.
Duggan on Police Driving Into Protesters: “What Are You Supposed to Do?”
A Detroit Police SUV drove through a group of demonstrators protesting systemic racism and police violence. City authorities say the officer believed they were in danger, but protest leader Tristan Taylor says they provoked the incident.
Michigan Officials Look to Boost Funding For Schools Re-Opening
Republican lawmakers in Lansing have unveiled their plan to re-open school buildings this fall. The plan relies on $1.3 billion in federal funding.
Detroit Today: Bringing Black Men Together This Juneteenth
Stephen speaks to Chase Cantrell is a Detroit-based attorney and the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Building Community Value. He says Juneteenth is an opportunity to ask and examine “what is the place and role of African Americans in the United States?”
Detroit Today: After SCOTUS Decision, Long Road Ahead for Dreamers
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought here as children won a major victory in the Supreme Court. Stephen speaks to Migladys Bermudez, a Staff Attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors Michigan, says she was surprised by the decision.
Removal of Christopher Columbus Bust In Detroit Signals Important Narrative Shift
From city street names to school monikers to long standing statues, Detroit is reckoning with its problematic past.