Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

You may know an older African American suffering from unintentional weight loss, weakness, exhaustion, and low physical activity. It may be your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or friend. No matter. It’s scary. Having two or more of these indicators increases their risk of early death or disability. The question is – how do […]

$275,000 Kresge Foundation grant will help more students stay in school at Wayne State University

$275,000 Kresge Foundation grant will help more students stay in school at Wayne State University

Wayne State University students facing financial hardship may not have to face delaying their studies or dropping out thanks to a $275,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation. Undergraduate students who have exhausted their federal grants and loans can now qualify to receive up to $1,500 in micro-grants. The grants are low-cost solutions for students who […]

Detroit artists encouraged to apply for Kresge Artist Fellowships’ $25,000, no-strings-attached prizes

Detroit artists encouraged to apply for Kresge Artist Fellowships’ $25,000, no-strings-attached prizes

There is certainly no shortage of great artists in Detroit – and more make their mark all the time. They can often use a leg up. That’s what The Kresge Foundation’s Kresge Artist Fellowships are all about. They are no-strings-attached, $25,000 prizes awarded to both emerging and established artists whose commitment to artistic achievement, in […]

POST to hold free pet pictures with Santa event to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue, Dec. 16 – donations accepted

POST to hold free pet pictures with Santa event to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue, Dec. 16 – donations accepted

Dogs, get your pet parents and head out to the free photo event and shopping day at POST on Saturday, December 16, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Located at 14500 Kercheval, in a former post office-turned-maker space and retail shop, POST’s event has a dual purpose. Besides hoping you find that great holiday gift, […]

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Motor City Re-Store grants help 44 businesses in 30 neighborhoods spruce up their facades

Thirty Detroit neighborhoods are going to see spiffed-up businesses thanks to the Motor City Re-Store business façade improvement program. Forty-four long-time Detroit business owners have been approved for grants totaling $330,000 that will help them update the exterior appearance of their storefronts. Another $519,000 in potential grant funding was also earmarked for Round One design […]

The Red Hook Coffee opens in Midtown

The Red Hook Coffee opens in Midtown

Attention coffee and café lovers. The Red Hook Coffee is open inside of Will Leather Goods in Midtown. Sandi Heaselgrave, owner of neighborhood shop, had been exploring options for a location in Midtown for two years. She finally landed at Will after a friend of a friend suggested she look into the cafe space there. […]

Community creates art project to raise dollars for homeless and at-risk young women

Community creates art project to raise dollars for homeless and at-risk young women

The front of Love Travels Imports is a testament to community involvement. Hanging in the window of the store on Livernois is a 12 ft. x 9 ft. Community Art Project made of ceramic pieces created by neighborhood residents, shoppers and young women from Alternatives For Girls. All the pieces were fired by local artist […]

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

There is an opioid crisis in Michigan and emergency rules have been extended to get the medication naloxone to help save the lives of those addicted. From 1999 to 2016, the total number of overdose deaths involving any type of opioid increased more than 17 times in Michigan, from 99 to 1,689, according to the […]