Opportunity Knocks: Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

Opportunity Knocks:  Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

  You know your neighborhood can “be” and “do” better, but getting the necessary resources to support improvement efforts can be challenging even for the most organized block clubs and community organizations in the city. It’s challenging, but not impossible, says Luther Keith, the executive director of ARISE Detroit! Detroit, a coalition of 400 neighborhood […]

TheHUB executive Robert Dewaelsche named head of SDBA

TheHUB executive Robert Dewaelsche named head of SDBA

Robert Dewaelsche has been named president of the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA). The appointment was announced today by SDBA board chairman Michael Odom. “Rob brings to the SDBA more than 35 years of experience, including senior level roles with local nonprofit and for-profit organizations where he worked to support, strengthen and build strong communities,” […]

Detroit university named one of U.S. News & World Report’s best

Detroit university named one of U.S. News & World Report’s best

Students at Detroit’s largest Catholic university attend one of the best campuses in the state and region, says one distinguished ranking. U.S. News & World Report lists University of Detroit Mercy at No. 19 top in its “Regional Universities Midwest,” citing its community outreach, competitive basketball team and other traits. Faculty-to-student ratio, diversity of curricula […]

We see you … hidden cameras catch illegal dumpers, police prosecute

We see you … hidden cameras catch illegal dumpers, police prosecute

For years we’ve been hearing City of Detroit residents complain about people dumping trash in their neighborhoods. They’ve seen everything from garbage to old cars to old bed springs and mattresses to brush to … well there’s just to mention. It’s a big deal. Each week, workers from the city’s Department of Public Workers remove […]

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

President Trump’s decision to move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could impact about 15,000 Michigan residents. That’s how many people the Immigration Policy Institute says are eligible for that program in our state. Of those the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has accepted the applications of little more than […]

Diego Rivera DIA mural featured on new bank credit card

Diego Rivera DIA mural featured on new bank credit card

Diego Rivera’s mural, “Paean to Labor and Industry,” is so much more than a piece of art full of vibrant imagery gracing the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Art.  It is a reminder to all of us of the role hard-working people play in building the wealth of America. It should also be […]

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to speak on immigration at Wayne State

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to speak on immigration at Wayne State

There’s no shortage of opinions surrounding the president’s headline-grabbing immigration policies and practices, which have dominated our news cycles. Hear what Mexico’s former president thinks about President Trump’s proposed US/Mexico Border Wall and other issues impacting our southern neighbor. Vicente Foxwill be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th […]

Live6 ‘Speakeasy’ dialogue will focus on neighborhood safety Friday

Live6 ‘Speakeasy’ dialogue will focus on neighborhood safety Friday

For both law enforcement and citizens it has become an increasingly controversial topic. Public safety, in light of widely publicized, nationwide police shootings of unarmed civilians and officer acquittals, is at the forefront of Detroit’s collective consciousness. Of equal concern to most local residents is the security of officers, since a Wayne State University policeman […]

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

To improve coordination of Michigan’s efforts to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder today signed Executive Directive 2017-2, establishing the Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement (COPE). This council, which was recommended by the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, will address, develop and maintain relationships among local, state and federal […]

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