Ameera David, WXYZ Detroit

Ameera David

WXYZ Detroit

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Past articles by Ameera:

Encourage Me I'm Young has a yearslong mission to mentor the kids

Honoring Black History Month isn’t only about looking back. It’s about looking forward, shining a light on those putting in the work to uplift the next generation of Black youth. → Read More

Use of End-of-life doulas on the rise. Who are they and what do they do?

You may have heard of a birth doula. But what you likely haven’t heard of is an end-of-life doula, a person that helps families prepare both emotionally and logistically for an impending death. → Read More

ChatGPT: The revolutionary AI that can understand and respond to questions

Have you heard of ChatGPT? “I have actually,” said one viewer. Some of us know about it and many of us admittedly, do not. → Read More

New Detroit Healing Center offers grieving programs to help with mental health challenges after loss

Under the roof of one of the most traditional institutions, this alternative scene on this evening, instead of standing up, people are laying down. → Read More

The Civility Project seeks to bridge the partisanship divide

From polarization in Congress to divisive partisanship in communities, politics in many ways has become mired in hostility. → Read More

Supply chain slowdown putting strain on access to medical supplies for seniors

Shortages exacerbated by the pandemic are making what would otherwise be a simple task far more challenging. → Read More

Metamora couple found the future of farming in shipping containers

There’s a growing consensus that the agriculture industry needs to grow more efficiently to benefit both farmers and their consumers. → Read More

Lifelong search for African ancestry revealed for one metro Detroit women

When WXYZ’s Ameera David first met Oya Amakisi, it was July, the summer of her 37th year on a lifelong quest. → Read More

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