Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

For all it’s gone through as a city, Detroit still knows how to move. Want proof? STARS Elite Training Center won first place in the “Small Group 12 and Over” category in the World of Dance Championship in July in Seacaucus, NJ. Located at 19600 Grand River, STARS Elite Training Center also took fifth place […]

Partners for Progress: Teamwork guides multi-million-dollar neighborhood fund

Partners for Progress: Teamwork guides multi-million-dollar neighborhood fund

Freshly written corporate checks are only part of what’s needed to answer the call from Detroit neighborhoods that are among the last to experience new investment. Strategies including sustainability, market research and community support are the formula for effectively matching finances with housing and business initiatives that reflect resident interests, experts say. Among the challenges […]

Breaking Barriers: University strives to meld campus with community

Breaking Barriers: University strives to meld campus with community

Although he’s not a local native, Dr. Antoine Garibaldi is on familiar ground. Hailing from New Orleans, the University of Detroit Mercy president has family in the Detroit area and a background of scholarship that supported black Michigan youth during the 1990s. Today his ongoing challenge is to lead a campus of 5,000 in the […]

Re-creating Communities: Comerica’s $5 Million investment will help restore neighborhoods

Re-creating Communities: Comerica’s $5 Million investment will help restore neighborhoods

In his role as a Comerica Bank’s community reinvestment manager, Michael (Mike) Cheatham knows a lot about supporting neighborhoods, but in his role as a son, he worries about his dad’s comfort. Cheatham, vice president of corporate compliance and community reinvestment, helps to guide Comerica’s efforts to support Michigan’s low-to-moderate income communities. “There’s help out […]

Detroit reviewed through one Detroiter’s critical lens

Detroit reviewed through one Detroiter’s critical lens

This was not a day for Hollywood. Fifty years later, it remained – for me – a day of anger, hurt, resentment and tragedy. I wasn’t here to witness Detroit’s deadly, devastating 1967 uprising, which began July 23 and lasted for several unforgettable days, but I wear its scars. By riding past the crumbling landmarks […]

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