Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • Knight Foundation funds arts groups addressing Detroit’s 1967 unrest

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is distributing $682,000 to seven groups…

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  • Metro Detroit racial divide is widest over police

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine While black and white metro Detroiters are finding common ground on racial progress, there…

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  • DJC Poll: Black and white optimism on Detroit-area race relations

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine Though their sprawling region had long wrestled with segregation, and racial violence has dominated…

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  • The year before the rebellion

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  • Poverty and joblessness, fuel for ’67 riot, even worse today

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine While Detroit has seen positive changes in the police department and the inclusion of…

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  • A brief history of poverty and jobs in Detroit

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  • Detroit Police Chief James Craig

    In a city with long memories of racial torment, Detroit’s police chief seeks to turn a corner

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine The Black Lives Matter movement was peaking a year ago when protesters took to…

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  • The Intersection: An introduction

    Even as smoke drifted over thousands of charred homes and buildings after days of deadly insurrection and looting in Detroit,…

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  • Williams

    In an African-American city, black clout wanes

    Rev. Charles Williams II, president of the National Action Network Michigan Chapter, had tough words for Mayor Mike Duggan at…

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  • Image from Detroit Riots 1967

    Riot or rebellion? The debate over what to call the 1967 disorder continues

    Photo courtesy of the Reuther Library By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine   Was it a riot or a rebellion?…

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