Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Calling Detroit’s artists, makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. You are invited to apply be part of the Downtown Detroit Markets for the winter season. The markets will be open for the winter season from November 17 through Sunday, January 7. Applications are open now through Monday, October 23at www.bedrockdetroit.com/downtown-detroit-markets. The markets were created by Bedrock […]

There will be dancin’ in the streets around Detroit’s Downtown Synagogue Oct. 12

There will be dancin’ in the streets around Detroit’s Downtown Synagogue Oct. 12

  If you’re in the neighborhood around the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue on October 12 you’re going to see people dancing in the streets carrying the Torah. It’s an age-old tradition called Simchat Torah that celebrates the Jewish love and study of the Torah. The event is appropriately called “Dancin’ in the Streets: Simchat Torah.” Simchat […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day promoted by Detroit City Council Member Castaneda Lopez

Indigenous Peoples’ Day promoted by Detroit City Council Member Castaneda Lopez

  How we recognize and celebrate each other is important. That’s the basis behind a proposal scheduled for introduction Tuesday by City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López and a coalition of Indigenous leaders in Detroit, who want to declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of Columbus Day. The City of Detroit recognizes the need […]

Mully film screenings support Detroit foster care youth

Mully film screenings support Detroit foster care youth

  Abandonment would have spelled the end of hope for many children. But, at just 6 years old, Charles Mully was determined to make a life for himself in his native Kenya. After struggling through the streets, he found his direction and eventually built a career that made him a millionaire. Mully’s story is being […]

Peek inside the Packard Plant on guided tours

Peek inside the Packard Plant on guided tours

If you thought the Packard Plant, a crumbling monstrosity on East Grand Boulevard and Mount Elliot Street would never amount to more than a tragic example of Detroit’s automotive manufacturing decline, you likely don’t didn’t know a retail company – Pure Detroit – and its 18-year mission to promote and uplift the city. The Packard, […]

Immigrants have positive impact on Detroit’s economy and culture

Immigrants have positive impact on Detroit’s economy and culture

Raquel Garcia is amazed by what she often learns from knocking on doors in Southwest Detroit. Hired to communicate with local immigrants about the personal and professional resources they might need, she frequently finds they’ve fared relatively well with little support outside their inner circles. Possessing a capacity for self-sustenance and more often than not […]

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 […]

CruisIN’ the D celebrates the city that put the world on wheels August 18-20

CruisIN’ the D celebrates the city that put the world on wheels August 18-20

Detroit is called the Motor City for a reason.That international automotive legacy will be celebrated during CruisIN’ the D August 18-20. Founder Gregory Reed felt Detroit’s slogan – “putting the world on wheels” – should be honored. “Detroit is the automotive capital of the world, and it didn’t have a cruise,” he says. “I thought it […]

DAC hosts two-wheeled tour de force

DAC hosts two-wheeled tour de force

On Saturday, Sept. 9 the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) will do something it’s never done before: host the Detroit Cycling Championship. The inaugural event is the first of its kind for the DAC. “This is the next leg in the stool of amateur athletics that the club wants to promote,” says Pat O’Keefe, president of […]

Detroit’s trendsetters will court buyers at MEDC matchmaking event this Monday

Detroit’s trendsetters will court buyers at MEDC matchmaking event this Monday

There’s no shortage of trendsetters in Michigan, particularly within its urban centers teeming with talented fashion designers and artisans. Although many have developed a cult-like following among loyal patrons, they face a significant uphill challenge when it comes to getting in front of big name retailers capable of moving their designs up off the showroom and onto the store floor. Bottom line: […]

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