Martina Guzmán is an award winning reporter and nationally recognized journalist. In 2009,s he was named Best Individual Reporter by the Associated Press of Michigan for her work at WDET, Detroit’s public radio station. In 2011, her multi-media series, The Detroit-Berlin Connection, was awarded best series by the Michigan Broadcasters Association and first place for Best Investigative series from the Associated Press of Michigan. She has produced and directed two documentaries — “Milagros: Made In Mexico,” a film which examines the economic, social and political roles women in Mexico take on when the men of the house cross the border. In 2009, she directed her second feature documentary “The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato,” which tells the story of largest collection of accidental mummies in the Americas, which aired on PBS. In 2012 Martina was selected by New American Media as a MetLife Foundation Journalist in Aging Fellow. Recently Martina became the 2016 Michigan Economic Center Journalism Fellow. The fellowship will allow her to report on water-related issues, racial equity and inclusion and look at how new water innovation, technology and infrastructure are impacting the lives of Michigan citizens.
His latest series is about a black journalist in 1970s Detroit, building on his work which crosses cultures and time.
“Even before I shower, my mailbox is almost full. And soon as I wake up my phone starts ringing,” says Detroit organizer Adonis Flores.
A Boston judge granted a limited reprieve to refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries who already have documents to enter the US. That gives immigrants in the US a week to prepare for potential family separations, legal issues and, perhaps, being unable to travel.
A Black vegan chef for more than three decades, Nezza Bendele is using her knowledge to nutritiously feed the community. “If our community is not healthy we can’t keep fighting,” she says.
Most of Detroit’s Mexican immigrant community hails from the town of San Ignacio in Jalisco. So they bring a photographer from there too.
There’s one thing that’s not lacking in Detroit today: land. Here’s why many African American urban farmers still can’t own their own plots.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Many Latino immigrants found their road to the American dream by working in the US auto industry. Now as Detroit faces near collapse, that dream is in jeopardy. Martina Guzman reports for The World.