Mental healthcare requires an integrated approach

Mental healthcare requires an integrated approach

A physician’s job is to heal the sick, help the wounded and lately protect their rights to quality physical and mental healthcare. As a practicing physician for 30 years, I can tell you integrating healthcare does not take place at the payer level, it takes place at the provider/patient level. Some of the most vulnerable […]

Duggan’s Dilemma

Duggan’s Dilemma

Pundits and agitators are trying to push Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan into installing a new pro-black business president and CEO at the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. following the resignation last month of Rodrick Miller. The implication is that the mayor has been pro-white corporate cozy in his attempts to kick start business investment and development.  […]

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 […]

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