UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18

UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18

Learning how to start a business, how to manage their money like a boss and nurture health relationships are among the many activities that highlight the “Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Event,” organized by UAW-Ford and its partners. In honor of Women’s History Month, UAW-Ford is hosting the day-long program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

City Year Detroit members sharpen job-search skills through Comcast Career Day

City Year Detroit members sharpen job-search skills through Comcast Career Day

Every day, City Year Detroit corps members show up when the school bell rings at many of Detroit’s most under-served educational facilities. Day in and day out, these young people provide tutoring, mentoring and after-school support. To honor that work and give back to City Year Detroit for all it does, Comcast recently hosted a […]

Detroit Poetry Society shares the power of words

Detroit Poetry Society shares the power of words

Storyteller Queen Eliza LAE knows there’s something special about Detroit’s poetry scene and Detroit in general. She believes people visiting the city want to see more than the development happening in neighborhoods. They want to be entertained and feel the city’s energy. Some of the best entertainment she knows is listening to Detroit storytellers, and […]

Business leaders are you “in” on immigration?

Business leaders are you “in” on immigration?

There’s no shortage of conversation around immigration policies, practices and public good these days. Leading the conversation here at home is Global Detroit, a nationally recognized organization that uses fact-based research to debunk the myths about immigrant impact and assimilation. The organization, which keeps a keen eye on the economic impact of immigrants, is asking corporations to stand-up, recognize and […]

Gov. Snyder, Michigan officials outline Israel mission and business goals

Gov. Snyder, Michigan officials outline Israel mission and business goals

Meeting with top officials, talking up Michigan industries and boosting future business development were among the achievements by Gov. Rick Snyder, who recently finished his second investment mission to Israel since taking office in 2011. Snyder outlined his mission to Israel, highlighting conversations with business executives and government leaders discussing opportunities for increased trade and […]

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

Harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator Patricia Terry-Ross named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2017

What makes a city memorable? Certainly, it is its green spaces, architecture, business community and non-profit sector. But, first and foremost, it is its people. So when the Kresge Foundation thinks about selecting its next Eminent Artist, it takes into consideration what that person has brought to his or her city – about how that […]

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Detroit’s neighborhoods are a kaleidoscope of cultures, perhaps none more misunderstood than Arab Americans. Most Americans assume Arabs are Muslim, but the facts prove otherwise. In 2003 the Detroit Arab American Study, a survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, found that the community was 58 percent Christian and […]

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

The giant moving sculptures that cavort across some of Detroit’s most popular areas will make you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a scene out of Bradbury or Asimov. From now until mid-February, 16 brightly colored, larger-than-life bizarre machinations will light up the night in Detroit. Called LuminoCITY, these activation sites are linked in two- to […]

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