Black Bottom Archives (BBA) is a community-driven media platform dedicated to centering and amplifying the voices, experiences, and perspectives of Black Detroiters through digital storytelling, journalism, art, and community organizing with a focus on preserving local Black history & archiving our present.


Black Bottom Archives is a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects

Mission: To cultivate and support the development and preservation of media created by Black Detroiters for the sake of amplifying our voices, documenting our present realities, and transforming the dominant narratives about our city.

Vision: Black Bottom Archives (BBA) will be a go-to community hub that has consistent engagement on and offline with Black Detroiters (locally and across the Detroit Diaspora). BBA will have prominence as a radical, journalistic outlet for relevant and critical thought about local issues and perspectives, as well as a digital archiving and storytelling space that stores the history and present-day realities of Black Detroit.