Black Leaders Detroit gears up to support Black entrepreneurs during weeklong Ride for Equity

A nonprofit that supports Black-led businesses is gearing up for its annual weeklong bike ride to  Mackinaw City to raise awareness for its cause. Black Leaders Detroit’s annual Ride for Equity, which kicks off May 21 this year, will raise money for African American entrepreneurs in Detroit and spread awareness about the importance of equitable funding practices. 

The ride includes several individual one-day bike rides, varying in distance, as well as the full seven-day ride from Detroit to Mackinaw City. Volunteers can sign up through May 11 for the ride.  

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As part of One Detroit’s Future of Work coverage, One Detroit producer and Future of Work host Will Glover sat down with Black Leaders Detroit CEO Dwan Dandridge for a discussion about the organization’s annual fundraiser and the importance of having diverse leadership in Michigan’s workforce.  

They talk about how the organization’s annual Ride for Equity supports Detroit’s Black-owned businesses and spreads awareness for racial equity in business. Plus, they talk about who needs a seat at the decision-making tables if Michigan wants to attract and retain a young, educated workforce for the future. 

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