I agree with this article and the meaning behind it. This reflects the general view of Detroit by media outlets, and also covers how media dampens the successes of African Americans. To the average american, Detroit is a city in ruin that is plagued by unemployment, crime, and poverty. I came to this city and saw an effort that has not been put in any national spotlight for people to see. I also witness African Americans putting their best abilities to help this city rise again. I cannot remember the last time I watched or went online to a website such as CNN or FOX news and saw any positive coverage of Detroit and what is going on. These news articles are preventing the word from spreading mouth to mouth because of the biased info they produce.
This also brings me to my other point of diminishing the accomplishments of African Americans. This is a common problem in the United States and should be a recognized problem when addressing the news. Some great accomplishments done by African Americans do not get the recognition they deserve because of their race. Detroit is 83% African American, so there should be no reason why there is a lack of coverage for all the entrepreneurial work that people do around the city. I am glad that this article tackled this problem by including success stories of people around Detroit that properly portrays the demographics of the city.