Ameera David, WXYZ Detroit

Ameera David

WXYZ Detroit

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Recent articles by Ameera:

Food costs spike 11.4% in the last year, largest increase since 1979

Rising gas prices have been raising hopes that inflation is slowing. But a consumer price index report released Tuesday showed a higher-than-expected reading of inflation... → Read More

University of Michigan linked Prison Creative Arts project helps turn lives around

“It was one of the worst times of my life,” said Steven Campbell. The last time Campbell was on the news he was facing 30 years in prison. This time the story is a little different. → Read More

Discovering your African roots through DNA testing is tracing roots back hundreds of years

Black adults in the United States are more likely than any other group to see race as central to their identity. → Read More

Breaking down the pink tax, the extra cost of being a woman

The pink tax is a gender-based pricing phenomenon that results in higher prices for goods and services marketed towards women when compared to substantially similar ones marketed to men. → Read More

Racial Inequities in HIV: Detroiters' call for more resources in the fight against stigma

“When we hung up that's when it all went downhill from there,” said Dionte Brown. Dionte Brown will never forget the phone call that forever changed his life. The voice on the other end told him he had tested positive for HIV. → Read More

Metro Detroit women plumbers are changing the gender norm in the industry

They dig, they drill and they’re not afraid to get dirty. → Read More

'Black people in this country have suffered.' Detroiters weigh in on Reparations debate

The idea of reparations for Black Americans to address historical discrimination is not a new concept but it has long been controversial. → Read More

Local Black female scientist duo using STEM and Arts to close the inequity

The under-representation of people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has become a crisis of significant proportion. For women of color, the statistics are even more troubling. → Read More

Gun ownership for women is on the rise

A new study finds that close to half of all new U.S. gun buyers since 2019 have been female. A Girl and A Gun is a local women's shooting league out of Michigan. → Read More

Lack of local grocery stores is still a problem in Detroit for families

Inflation is eating into budgets all over Metro Detroit -- but in the city itself, it's particularly concerning. → Read More

Detroit community organizations installing neighborhood WiFi

When it comes to high-speed internet access, Detroit is amongst the worst connected cities in the country. → Read More

Easterseals helping women battling maternal mental health from pregnancy to postpartum

“A lot of crying, a lot of panic attacks,” said Alyssa Apruzzese who struggled with depression while pregnant. → Read More

Mental Health Issues: New focus shifts to care not criminalization

“The adjustment period was difficult for me, was extremely difficult- it still is, to where I had to go to the therapy,” said Anthony Boyd, Michigan Liberation Community Organizer. → Read More

Journalist shares his family's escape from Kabul and resettlement in Ann Arbor

After the biggest military evacuation in history, the U.S. has begun its efforts to resettle more than 60,000 refugees. 1,300 of those are expected to be resettled in Michigan. → Read More

Puzzle company hopes to increase representation for children of color

They say every problem is a new puzzle to be solved, but what if you could solve the problem with a puzzle itself? → Read More

Number of stay-at-home dads on the rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since 1989. → Read More

Washtenaw County is making it a goal to invest in Black farmers and you can help them succeed

Food sovereignty, land justice, equal access. Talk to almost any Black farmer, and you’ll find those words resonate quite deeply. → Read More

Homeschooling increased during the pandemic and now families continue to stay the course

“Let’s do science,” said Yolanda Williams. → Read More

Michiganders still struggling with unemployment system

It’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, and despite big changes on the part of the unemployment agency, we’re still seeing some of the same problems that plagued the system last spring. → Read More

COVID survivor embarks on second act

The Rebound Detroit is about helping you navigate a post-COVID-19 world. → Read More