Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

For all it’s gone through as a city, Detroit still knows how to move. Want proof? STARS Elite Training Center won first place in the “Small Group 12 and Over” category in the World of Dance Championship in July in Seacaucus, NJ. Located at 19600 Grand River, STARS Elite Training Center also took fifth place […]

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

To improve coordination of Michigan’s efforts to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder today signed Executive Directive 2017-2, establishing the Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement (COPE). This council, which was recommended by the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, will address, develop and maintain relationships among local, state and federal […]

Protecting Smiles: Free dental program is expanded

Protecting Smiles: Free dental program is expanded

A smile isn’t just a way of making a great first impression; it can be a sign of good health, too. Researchers are discovering new reasons to teach our kids to brush and floss daily and of the increasing importance of preventative dental care, and daily teeth cleaning. For the many families who miss preventative […]

Opioid abuse explosion brings new opportunity for solutions, health agency says

Opioid abuse explosion brings new opportunity for solutions, health agency says

Opioid use disorder exploded by 493 percent in Americans diagnosed from 2010 to 2016, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) study released last month. The nationwide epidemic of addiction that has particularly devastated the South and Midwest reflects an ongoing challenge for the healthcare, law enforcement and neighborhoods, including those in Michigan, […]

A United Commitment: One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

A United Commitment:  One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

There’s something all of the most important community organizations in Michigan and around the country have in common: consistency. Some programs are large and well-staffed, while others barely get by on the strength of their volunteers. But known or unknown, their determination to serve our children, families and residents on a continuous basis makes them […]

Block party celebrates United Way goal to box out hunger

Block party celebrates United Way goal to box out hunger

Knock out hunger: That’s the aim of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) block party partnership The  block party is scheduled to run from  3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Jimmy Paul Hands On Boxing Gym, 5620 East Seven Mile Road. The partners, who are celebrating their fifth year […]

Tech entrepreneurs to pitch startups Aug. 10

Tech entrepreneurs to pitch startups Aug. 10

You might call it “Shark Tank,” tech-style. Not unlike that barely contained enthusiasm of contestants in the popular ABC reality series, the eager excitement of local entrepreneurs will be on display at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St., Aug. 10. DTX Launch Detroit’s 2017 Showcase welcomes tech entrepreneurs to pitch their savvy ideas or innovative products, […]

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 […]

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

When it comes to equal wages and equal respect for equal work, just about every professional woman has a story to tell. A recent series on Amazon Prime, “Good Girls Revolt,” recaps such misadventures. Mine involves a green bikini and a press conference for a major auto maker in Omaha. I’d flown into Omaha with […]

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