Every great city is carried by great leaders. In Detroit, a group is working to uplift and honor Black leadership across Michigan
For the last decade, the African American Leadership Awards in Detroit have been recognizing Michigan's Black leadership. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns the African American Leadership Institute, the organization behind the awards, is working year-round to create the next generation of l…
When describing Metro Detroit communities like Dearborn, is the term ‘Middle Eastern’ too generic?
New 2020 census data released shows that there are about 300,000 people of Middle Eastern and North African descent in Michigan. But experts think that number is too low. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark hears why the count matters and explores the diversity within the Middle Eastern and North Af…
License plate readers are popping up across Metro Detroit — Police say it'll reduce crime, but drivers are worried about privacy
Those in Metro Detroit are under more and more surveillance — from listening devices to video cameras mounted on businesses. But on a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns that while residents want safety, they also want their privacy protected. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Detroit has too many empty office buildings, hurting the downtown economy. Could the solution help bring down housing costs?
Downtown Detroit was built on office space. And these days, with more people working from home, that's a challenge. With so many empty office buildings, what's the answer? On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns about how downtown office space is being flipped for residential use. (PHOTO: Eric Se…
Debate ensues after historic Eastern Market building partially collapses -- Demolish or preserve it?
Last Saturday, the nearly 130-year-old Del Bene building in Eastern Market suffered a partial collapse, injuring one. In response, the city quickly decided to demolish the building. On this Daily J, WWJ's Brian Fisher explores whether or not the commercial building is worth preserving, and why thes…
As numbers tick up, concerns over COVID-19 are rising among some. What are the odds that lockdowns return?
As we enter the fall and winter months, there is renewed concern about COVID-19. For most, COVID lockdowns feel like a thing of the past. But Republican presidential candidates are warning of things to come. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark looks into the possibility of new lockdowns and restrict…
"I've never seen it this crazy" — The Detroit Lions have always had a strong tailgating culture. But this season fans say things are different
The Detroit Lions haven't won a playoff game since 1991. But in 2023, the Lions enter the season with the highest expectations in the team's history. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark spends a Sunday morning tailgating with the Lions' biggest fans. (PHOTO: Kyle Beery/WWJ)
The UAW has gone on strike before — but this time it's different. In the end, who will give in?
For the first time in the 88-year history of the United Auto Workers, the union is striking against the Detroit 3 -- Ford, General Motors and Stellantis -- simultaneously. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark digs down to the root of the strike and what it will take to end it. (PHOTO: Kirthmon Dozie…
Kmart is long gone in Michigan save for the massive, abandoned headquarters in Troy. But all of that is about to change
For decades, Kmart was the dominant retailer in America. And their massive Troy headquarters reflected that. But the 900,000 square foot building has been empty for decades. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns that is all going to change.(PHOTO: Sara Beth Maney/USA Today)
Is the answer to Michigan's severe teacher shortage bringing back retired teachers?
A law put into place in 2022 forces recently retired teachers to wait nine months before they can return to work in classrooms. On this Daily J, WWJ's Brian Fisher explores how the push to amend this law could help relieve the teacher shortage. (Credit: Getty)