‘I have a dream’: Sharing Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of racial equality
DETROIT – “I have a dream.” Those words are synonymous with Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of racial equality first recited in Detroit. It’s a powerful speech that still brings tears to the eyes of people of all races when you think about how Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has impacted our culture. READ: Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. debuted precursor to ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in DetroitIt’s even more impactful when you look at how far we’ve come as a country, especially in the eyes of children. “My grandfather had Martin Luther King here for the Freedom Walk and that was the first time that the speech was debuted at New Bethel Baptist Church,” Cristal Franklin said. If you would like to see the full video of the 2004 “I Have A Dream” speech recital, please click here.
Detroit leaders announces launch of community health corps, hopeful city council adopts housing assistance proposal
DETROIT City leaders addressed a range of topics at a press briefing Monday from protests, the establishment of a community health corps to $31 million in federal funding for housing security. Duggan announced the establishment of what he referred to as a community health corps. I envision a community health corps, said Duggan. Both Duggan and director of Housing and Revitalization, Donald Rencher, are hopeful that the Detroit City Council adopts the proposal quickly. In regards to the coronavirus Duggan encouraged Detroit residents to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing despite recent progress.
A conversation with Black mothers on race as social justice movement gains momentum
DETROIT Black mothers recently spoke openly about race and have a message to share about what parents need to know. She believes white people need to have conversations with their children about what it means to have a black friend. The whole idea of White privilege has come to the surface as the movement toward racial equality and social justice gains momentum. We are black mothers are at much greater risk of dying during childbirth than white counterparts. So heres the message I like to relay is that I dont want to hear that white people are uncomfortable anymore.
Peaceful marches calling for racial equality planned for Sunday
DETROIT Several George Floyd protests are scheduled to take place around Metro Detroit on Sunday. Today protests are planned Wyandotte, Oak Park, Dearborn, Warren, Livonia, and Detroit. Since Floyd was killed May 25 protests have been held in cities across the country against police brutality. Protesters are calling for racial equality and social justice. On Saturday protests were held in several suburban communities throughout Metro Detroit.