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Valuing Black Cities

August 17, 2020

Executive Director Anika Goss joins the discussion on the negative economic and social effects of the deliberate devaluation of Black communities with Urban Consulate. She sat among Brookings Institution and other Detroit leaders for this conversation on the undervalued assets and strengths of majority Black cities. Click here to watch the full discussion.

Study: Wage gap widens between Black, white workers, especially in Michigan

August 12, 2020

The Center’s Director, Ashley Clark, comments on results from a new Michigan State University study that shows earnings of Black workers have fallen relative to the earnings of white workers in much of the United States since the late 1970s. Read the full article here.

Detroit pushes to raise low census response rate as count timeline cut

August 5, 2020

Executive Director Anika Goss comments on the importance of the Census in regards to DFC’s research report creation. Read the full article here.

Co.act Detroit awards $1.4 million in pilot round of funding

July 22, 2020

Crain’s Detroit Business announces Co.Act’s 2020 grants to fund pilot programs. Among the grantees is DFC’s Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact convening of 80 public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic stakeholders to work together to strengthen the single-family housing delivery system. Click here to read the full article.

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

July 7, 2020

The HUB Flint mentions data from the “Entrepreneurship & Economic Opportunity in Detroit: Perceptions and Possibilities” report as part of the Inter-Faith Small Business Alliance’s new webinar series announcement. Click here to read the full article.

Detroit Future City Releases Report Outlining Detroit’s Challenges, In And Beyond COVID-19

July 6, 2020

The Michigan Chronicle details DFC’s “COVID-19: Future Resilience Demands Greater Equity Today” special research report in its daily news coverage. Click here to read the full article.

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