Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks has been unanimously elected the next president and CEO of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) by its board of directors. Brooks has served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Oakland County Health Network.His background also includes working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michiganas a chief systems analyst, […]

Detroit’s Cappy Hour makes dollars and sense for java junkies

Detroit’s Cappy Hour makes dollars and sense for java junkies

Like the product it’s known for, Avalon International Breads has become a staple for Detroiters. Loyal customers know the bakery for its great bread, pastry, muffins, and croissants, as well as soups, flatbread pizzas, and assorted other foodstuffs. As if their following wasn’t loyal enough, Avalon has paired with Mighty Good Coffee to boost their […]

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 […]

County, City reach tentative agreement on jail swap, Rock Ventures to build

County, City reach tentative agreement on jail swap, Rock Ventures to build

A deal to create a new criminal justice complex seems to be locked down with the announcement by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today that a tentative agreement with the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan for the acquisition of land needed to proceed with Rock Ventures’ proposal to build a new criminal justice complex. Under the agreement, […]

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 […]

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