How the I-375 reconstruction project can close the racial wealth gap in Detroit

For some Detroit families, the construction of the five freeways that cut through the heart of the city was a...

Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary

On Monday, Detroit Today and WDET will join organizations around the nation celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King,...

New novel explores whiteness, loss and a changing world

The makeup of who lives in the United States is changing. That means that the average American today is less...

Marvel movies are expanding who is seen as the hero

Comic books have been a mainstay for decades, growing our imaginations and giving us hope when the world around us...

The life of Sarah E. Ray will be celebrated at the Freedom Arts Festival

Little is known about civil rights pioneer Sarah Elizabeth Ray. Often considered Detroit's other Rosa Parks, she was denied a...

How Republicans can win over urban voters

Voters who live in cities lean Democratic. And it’s not for purely policy reasons. Many people who grew up in...

Who has access to cash in the city? Black Leaders Detroit aims to widen the pot

Dwan Dandridge founded Black Leaders Detroit in 2019 to help increase access to cash for Black entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders in...

How comfort and complacency must change following the mass shooting in Buffalo

On Saturday, an 18-year-old gunman killed 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The white shooter drove...

Stephen Henderson on mass shooting in Buffalo

The following is an essay from WDET Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson: Here we are again. A white gunman wearing...

Wayne State President reveals deeply personal experiences in new memoir

Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson is turning inward with a new memoir that is both reflective and...

Ashley C. Ford on life with incarcerated dad

What does it do to a person and their family when they lose someone important to them to prison? That’s...

The state of Michigan’s cannabis industry

We’re now about three years into Michigan’s experiment with legal recreational marijuana. Recreational cannabis retailers now exist all across the...