The Detroit area is one of the most diverse in the country. But some say it is also one of the most segregated. Over the next several months, Detroit 2020 will be bringing you a series of reports on sessions aimed at breaking down barriers. 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi will be attending each session. The first one focused… Read more »
Bus tours are being conducted this week throughout areas of the city this week to advocate for an environmental agenda. A couple dozen people–among them one city council candidate and a representative of another–signed up for Tuesday’s tour, which was organized by Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice.
It’s a series of dialogues aimed to cross cultures, break color lines, and get Detroiters to speak candidly about race relations in the city. The New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Series is underway. 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi will be attending each monthly session, and reporting on them for Detroit 2020. He talked with New Detroit President & CEO Shirley… Read more »
A segment on the CBS news magazine show, “60 Minutes” focused on Detroit and the financial challenges the city faces. What’s your reaction to the story? Did they get it right?
Police Chief James Craig understands the difficulty of the job he accepted. “This is without a doubt the most challenging city to police in America,” Craig told Detroit 2020. “For a lot of reasons.”
Someone has finally bid on the old Packard plant. A bid of $21,000 was made for the site on Detroit’s east side, according to David Szymanski, Wayne County’s Chief Deputy Treasurer. The identity of the bidder, and any other potential bidders, won’t be made public until October 25th, when the county’s auction of foreclosed properties ends. No one offered… Read more »
The Skillman Foundation has announced 34 new grants totaling $3.5 million to support work in youth development, safety, education, social innovation, and community leadership in six Detroit neighborhoods. Of that, $1.2 million in 13 grants went to the first cohort of youth development work funded through the Foundation’s new RFP process. The RFP was introduced this summer to pool all… Read more »
Major property owners are taking an active role in security in the downtown business district. Hundreds of cameras are focused on buildings and streets to enhance the safety and well being of those who live, work and play there.
Twenty years ago the Latino Press published its first edition in the basement of a home in southwest Detroit. Today, the paper is an important part of the Latino community in Detroit. Elias Gutierrez has been the owner and publisher for two decades. And Dave LewAllen explains why he is our Detroit 2020 person of the week. Hundreds of people… Read more »
After a long and distinguished career, award-winning Detroit 2020 producer Donella Crawford is retiring this week. Donella has been an integral part of the Channel 7 newsroom for more than 40 years. Donella’s last story embodies her feelings and sentiment for Detroit: For the past three years I have been part of the Detroit 2020 team. This has… Read more »