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One Detroit | U.S. Senator Joe Manchin brings Americans Together listening tour to Detroit Economic Club

United States Senator Joe Manchin visits the Detroit Economic Club as part of a listening tour for Americans Together. Americans Together is a new organization that has created a platform for the middle to connect and empower moderate voices around the country. Their goal is to build a bridge between popular will and political outcomes.

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The Wright Conversations: Benjamin Crump, presented by American Black Journal

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History hosts renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as a part of its “The Wright Conversations” series. The Wright Conversations is a curated collection of events featuring dynamic speakers who address critical topics in the areas of civic engagement, art, history, and culture.

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  • Not Just Pretty Pictures: Bearing witness to the night sky
    on February 26, 2024

    Editor’s Note: “Nibi Chronicles,” a monthly Great Lakes Now feature, is written by Staci Lola Drouillard. A direct descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe, she lives and works in Grand Marais on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. Her two books “Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe” and “Seven Aunts” were published 2019 and 2022, and she is at work on a children’s story. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Winter Games go on despite little snow on the ground
    on February 26, 2024

    This story was originally published by WXPR. WXPR is a community-licensed public radio station serving north central Wisconsin and adjacent areas of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Listen to their stories here. Lac du Flambeau 6th Grader Gertie Moustache pulls a wooden, dulled spear from a bin. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Waves of Change: Meet Milwaukee Water Commons Co-Executive Director Brenda Coley
    on February 23, 2024

    Waves of Change is an online interview series highlighting the diverse faces and perspectives shaping the environmental justice movement throughout the Great Lakes region. This month, we spoke with Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director of the urban network and non-profit organization Milwaukee Water Commons. Listen to the full interview The group has a Water City agenda that takes an intersectional approach to laying out climate issues and proposed solutions for Wisconsin’s largest city. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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