A mother and daughter walk down Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit.

A mother and daughter walk down Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit.

 Amira sits in her children's bed in Tripoli, Lebanon. On the wall are marks from the gunshots that came through the window during the rise in sectarian violence during the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

Amira sits in her children's bed in Tripoli, Lebanon. On the wall are marks from the gunshots that came through the window during the rise in sectarian violence during the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

 Kids play on top of a truck the day the The Wig skatepark closed in Midtown, Detroit. The City of Detroit approved a $77 million dollar development project to build residential units at the site.

Kids play on top of a truck the day the The Wig skatepark closed in Midtown, Detroit. The City of Detroit approved a $77 million dollar development project to build residential units at the site.

 The African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs’ (ABISA) Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Fanta Jatta, and the Springboard to Excellence Program Coordinator, Jainabou Barry-Danfa, stand for a portrait together at an urban farm on Detroit’s Westside. ABISA organizes bi-weekly community service opportunities for Black immigrant girls in the city.

The African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs’ (ABISA) Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Fanta Jatta, and the Springboard to Excellence Program Coordinator, Jainabou Barry-Danfa, stand for a portrait together at an urban farm on Detroit’s Westside. ABISA organizes bi-weekly community service opportunities for Black immigrant girls in the city.

 A seagull flies over dead fish in the river near Zug Island, a steel mill in Detroit, Michigan. The surrounding zip codes are some of Michigan's most polluted neighborhoods.

A seagull flies over dead fish in the river near Zug Island, a steel mill in Detroit, Michigan. The surrounding zip codes are some of Michigan's most polluted neighborhoods.

 Cecily McClellan stands in We the People's water storage room in St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Every two weeks, Cecily delivers bottled water to residents whose water has been shutoff.

Cecily McClellan stands in We the People's water storage room in St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Every two weeks, Cecily delivers bottled water to residents whose water has been shutoff.

 Aretha Franklin's fans watch her funeral service on a jumbotron at a Sunoco gas station near Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018.

Aretha Franklin's fans watch her funeral service on a jumbotron at a Sunoco gas station near Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018.

 Southwest Detroiters wait alongside Vernor Highway before the Cinco De Mayo parade starts.

Southwest Detroiters wait alongside Vernor Highway before the Cinco De Mayo parade starts.

 Mamba Hamissi and Nadia Nijimbere, who moved to Detroit as asylum-seekers, stand on Grand River Avenue after Mamba gave a presentation about small-business ownership to community members on March 2, 2018. The couple is opening Detroit's first East African restaurant this year.

Mamba Hamissi and Nadia Nijimbere, who moved to Detroit as asylum-seekers, stand on Grand River Avenue after Mamba gave a presentation about small-business ownership to community members on March 2, 2018. The couple is opening Detroit's first East African restaurant this year.

 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) educates voters about her policies after Jummah at the Dearborn Mosque ahead of the August 2018 primary elections.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) educates voters about her policies after Jummah at the Dearborn Mosque ahead of the August 2018 primary elections.

 Chef Amade Gueye's mother-in-law preps vegetables to make Djollof rice at Maty's African Cuisine. In 2017, Maty's became the first Senegalese restaurant in Detroit.

Chef Amade Gueye's mother-in-law preps vegetables to make Djollof rice at Maty's African Cuisine. In 2017, Maty's became the first Senegalese restaurant in Detroit.

 A mother and daughter walk down Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit.
 Amira sits in her children's bed in Tripoli, Lebanon. On the wall are marks from the gunshots that came through the window during the rise in sectarian violence during the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.
 Kids play on top of a truck the day the The Wig skatepark closed in Midtown, Detroit. The City of Detroit approved a $77 million dollar development project to build residential units at the site.
 The African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs’ (ABISA) Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Fanta Jatta, and the Springboard to Excellence Program Coordinator, Jainabou Barry-Danfa, stand for a portrait together at an urban farm on Detroit’s Westside. ABISA organizes bi-weekly community service opportunities for Black immigrant girls in the city.
 A seagull flies over dead fish in the river near Zug Island, a steel mill in Detroit, Michigan. The surrounding zip codes are some of Michigan's most polluted neighborhoods.
 Cecily McClellan stands in We the People's water storage room in St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Every two weeks, Cecily delivers bottled water to residents whose water has been shutoff.
 Aretha Franklin's fans watch her funeral service on a jumbotron at a Sunoco gas station near Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018.
 Southwest Detroiters wait alongside Vernor Highway before the Cinco De Mayo parade starts.
 Mamba Hamissi and Nadia Nijimbere, who moved to Detroit as asylum-seekers, stand on Grand River Avenue after Mamba gave a presentation about small-business ownership to community members on March 2, 2018. The couple is opening Detroit's first East African restaurant this year.
 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) educates voters about her policies after Jummah at the Dearborn Mosque ahead of the August 2018 primary elections.
 Chef Amade Gueye's mother-in-law preps vegetables to make Djollof rice at Maty's African Cuisine. In 2017, Maty's became the first Senegalese restaurant in Detroit.

A mother and daughter walk down Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit.

Amira sits in her children's bed in Tripoli, Lebanon. On the wall are marks from the gunshots that came through the window during the rise in sectarian violence during the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

Kids play on top of a truck the day the The Wig skatepark closed in Midtown, Detroit. The City of Detroit approved a $77 million dollar development project to build residential units at the site.

The African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs’ (ABISA) Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Fanta Jatta, and the Springboard to Excellence Program Coordinator, Jainabou Barry-Danfa, stand for a portrait together at an urban farm on Detroit’s Westside. ABISA organizes bi-weekly community service opportunities for Black immigrant girls in the city.

A seagull flies over dead fish in the river near Zug Island, a steel mill in Detroit, Michigan. The surrounding zip codes are some of Michigan's most polluted neighborhoods.

Cecily McClellan stands in We the People's water storage room in St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Every two weeks, Cecily delivers bottled water to residents whose water has been shutoff.

Aretha Franklin's fans watch her funeral service on a jumbotron at a Sunoco gas station near Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018.

Southwest Detroiters wait alongside Vernor Highway before the Cinco De Mayo parade starts.

Mamba Hamissi and Nadia Nijimbere, who moved to Detroit as asylum-seekers, stand on Grand River Avenue after Mamba gave a presentation about small-business ownership to community members on March 2, 2018. The couple is opening Detroit's first East African restaurant this year.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) educates voters about her policies after Jummah at the Dearborn Mosque ahead of the August 2018 primary elections.

Chef Amade Gueye's mother-in-law preps vegetables to make Djollof rice at Maty's African Cuisine. In 2017, Maty's became the first Senegalese restaurant in Detroit.

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