Relevant Data on Equity Gaps in Michigan


African American Statistics


Detroit residents live below the poverty line which is $23,000 for a family of 4.


Detroit is ranked #5 of impoverished communities.


African American residents in Detroit live in poverty.


African Americans make up 12% of the American population.


Only 3.2% of senior leadership of large corporations is African American.


African Americans make up only 8% of Fortune 500 CEO positions.


Mission Statement

The mission of The Detroit Equity Report, Inc (TDER) is to examine areas that contribute to a good quality of life and determine whether access and opportunity to these areas is equitable. 


Corporations and other civic institutions will be rated and scored on metrics developed by skilled research specialists.  These areas include but are not limited to healthcare, representation in corporations, representation in purchasing and vending, K-12 education, auto and home insurance and access to capital. 


Our focus will be on actual data to tell the story.  We do not seek to editorialize, embarrass, or shame businesses and other institutions who lack in diverse and equitable practices.  Rather, our goal is to show businesses and other institutions the data and offer solutions on how they can improve.  Ours is a cooperative approach designed to benefit all parties involved


Board of Directors

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Bishop Edgar L. Vann

Chief Executive Officer

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Bertram L. Marks, Esq.

Chief Legal Counsel and Treasurer


Tiffany R. Brent, Esq.

Secretary of the

Board of Directors

Using pure data to find solutions to

Detroit's equity gap.

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