Piano man takes to the streets and straights of Mackinac

Piano man takes to the streets and straights of Mackinac

I’ve met lots of people but few have been more memorable than Mark “Mr. B” Braun, founder and president of Mr. B’s Joybox Express. He has enormous talent that is seemingly dwarfed by his oversized heart. This guy’s a giver. Once recognized as the youngest living member of the National Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of […]

Pick Please: Lots of individuals are changing Detroit’s neighborhoods, choose your district’s favorite

Pick Please: Lots of individuals are changing Detroit’s neighborhoods, choose your district’s favorite

They pick-up trash, plant trees,  board-up blighted properties, organize neighborhood watches and seem to be everywhere, any time they are needed. Those are the kind of individuals who reside in neighborhoods throughout Detroit, and organizers of the Detroit Community Development Awards want to honor them at its upcoming event in October. Established in 2001, the […]

A United Commitment: One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

A United Commitment:  One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

There’s something all of the most important community organizations in Michigan and around the country have in common: consistency. Some programs are large and well-staffed, while others barely get by on the strength of their volunteers. But known or unknown, their determination to serve our children, families and residents on a continuous basis makes them […]

More reasons to #LiveLoveDetroit

More reasons to #LiveLoveDetroit

These days it’s hard to travel far in just about any area of the city without seeing signs of new development. There’s so much it’s often hard to keep track. In May TheHUB launched an ongoing series called “Living In and Loving Detroit Neighborhoods” (#LiveLoveDetroit) that examines what forms of development are sprouting up and […]

$2 Million Wilson Foundation grant will connect neighborhoods “everywhere” and to “everything”

$2 Million Wilson Foundation grant will connect neighborhoods “everywhere” and to “everything”

Greenways will soon take Detroiters from 8 Mile to the Riverfront and everywhere in between. That’s the “gist” of the anticipated impact of a $2 Million Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grant announced by Mayor Mike Duggan today. Neighborhood residents, who remain largely disconnected by roadways that split neighborhoods and partial pathways that lead “nowhere,” […]

Bedrock to build or preserve 700 affordable housing units in Detroit

Bedrock to build or preserve 700 affordable housing units in Detroit

A “city for everyone” is the moniker Mayor Mike Duggan often uses to promote his vision for Detroit, a city he promises will be inclusionary of all, including our most vulnerable low-income residents. Today, Detroit is steps closer to achieving the mayor’s mission to meet pent-up demand for more affordable housing. A just-announced agreement with Bedrock guarantees an additional 700 […]

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