U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

Christmas will come a little early for 42 Detroit families adopted by students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The students will deliver gifts and food to the families on Dec. 14. It’s part of the school’s annual Focus:Hope Christmas Celebration, now in its 29th year. Beginning on Nov. 7 each […]

Detroit’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade named second best in the U.S.

Detroit’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade named second best in the U.S.

We know our America’s Thanksgiving Parade is spectacular, and now the whole country knows it. America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van was voted second in the Best Holiday Parade category in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest. “Detroit has been hosting America’s Thanksgiving Parade (originally called the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade) since […]

Palmer Park to hold its annual old-fashioned WinterFest December 10

Palmer Park to hold its annual old-fashioned WinterFest December 10

The historic Log Cabin in Palmer Park will be the centerpiece for the annual WinterFest coming up on Sunday Dec. 10. The free family-friendly event runs from 2-5 p.m. and offers old-fashioned horse and carriage rides, hot cider, hot chocolate, holiday cookies, candy canes, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, a meeting with Mr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Southwest Solutions celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Native Americans have rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and have made important contributions to our nation. Every November we celebrate those during Native American Heritage Month. This year about 40 Southwest Solutions’ staff and several community residents commemorated the event with a potluck and presentations by two local members of Native American tribes. […]

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