Documenting Black Detroit
Black Bottom Archives is an online platform and community space for Black Detroiters to share their voices, talents, knowledge and initiatives with their community. We curate and create artistic, journalistic and media content that reflect the inherent and diverse talents of Black people, and promote Black businesses and community organizations striving to uplift and empower Black communities.
Currently, the Archives work is done through a website with six major components. The Black Paper is a magazine with sections focused on topics like health, race & social justice, Black history and creative writing. Black Arts supports and promotes local artists with featured interviews and shared content. The Archives also houses an original podcast, Black Bottom Radio, and features other local podcasts, hosted by young, Black people in Detroit. The Community Calendar, along with information about the Black Bottom Book Club, and the Black-owned Business Directory are in the “Community Board” section of the site.