“They Don’t Hear Us”: Detroiters Want A Seat at the Table in Allocating Federal Relief Money

Amy Senese The City of Detroit has a plan to spend over $800 million in American Rescue Plan money. It’s part of the effort by Congress and the Biden administration to provide aid to communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. So far, Detroit has allocated about $50 million in contracts, including $30 million for residential roof repairs. Recently, community..

Reforming Police Is Only the Beginning

Weeks of protests against system racism and police brutality have many people feeling like substantial reforms to law enforcement practices is within reach. Amanda Alexander is the founder and executive director of the Detroit Justice Center. She tells WDET’s Russ McNamara that police are only one part of the equation. "The fact is that police often..