Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Detroit organizations come together to share concerns about Muslim Ban

Anyone, even the least informed, can tell you that we live in a volatile political climate.  The recent announcement of a travel ban, dubbed by many the “Muslim Ban,” has certainly added to the tension and caused fear and anxiety in many Detroit neighborhoods. That brought several Detroit-area organizations with deep ties to that community […]

Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt

Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt

Would you turn away a rape victim or someone who has been tortured from your door? In essence, that’s the dilemma that Freedom House is facing today. The last few weeks have been incredibly troubling for metro Detroit’s immigrant and refugee communities. But even before news of President Trump’s so-called travel ban and the protests that followed, […]

Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Detroit is a city of opportunity, innovation and investment. We can become a leader in urban revitalization’s best practices if we can commit to providing inclusive housing options for all Detroiters: our long-time residents, recent transplants, and especially the community’s most vulnerable. But there’s a formula for success. Implementing multi-dimensional housing solutions and strategies to […]

Limiting immigration also limits growth

Limiting immigration also limits growth

This past week’s Executive Orders from President Trump on immigration, refugees, the so-called Muslim ban, and the wall have been devastating and deeply distressing. They challenge our sense of American values and history.  Beyond our personal and moral reactions, however, the Executive Orders also may have an impact on the work of Global Detroit to spark […]

Duggan on Diversity in Detroit

Duggan on Diversity in Detroit

The City of Detroit is proud of our status as a Welcoming City, where immigrants from all countries are embraced. When President Obama was attacked for his decision to increase acceptance of Syrian refugees, Detroit became a national leader in publicly offering a home for these families. I’ve had a chance to visit some of […]

Detroit students need equal support for equal success

Detroit students need equal support for equal success

More than 2,000 years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates told his medical students, “Listen to the patient – he’s trying to tell you what’s wrong with him!” The Detroit Parent Network embraces that same philosophy as we fight to obtain the best education possible for our city’s children. We want state officials to “Listen to […]

Top Doc Tapped: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accepts National Health Promotion Board seat

Top Doc Tapped: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accepts National Health Promotion Board seat

Let’s face it, proximity matters. With his appointment to the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives 12-member Healthy People advisory committee, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed will be as close to national healthcare decision makers and leaders as one can get. Dr. El-Sayed, the executive director of the Detroit Health Department, was selected for the committee […]

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