Hoop It Up: Why hula hooping is taking hold in Detroit

Hoop It Up: Why hula hooping is taking hold in Detroit

“Kids like it (hooping) because they can vary the routine and feel like circus performers with a little practice.” – Missy Cooke Pick one up and put it on. Go ahead and “swirl” girl. Hundreds are discovering – and in some cases, rediscovering – the joy of “hooping” at area parks, which represents a fun […]

Movement is Good Medicine

Movement is Good Medicine

Life as a couch potato just didn’t seem appealing to Carolyn Moore. It wasn’t that she lacked excuses for becoming less active: Diagnosed with arthritis and congestive heart failure, the Flint resident’s health outlook was bleak as she advanced into her 60’s. But no prognosis was going to hinder her daily zeal. “I wanted to […]

Food Warriors program reframes agriculture for a new generation

Food Warriors program reframes agriculture for a new generation

There are childhood moments that will always be cherished. Growing up in Houston, Texas, Hanifa Adjuman (AKA “Mama Hanifa”) looked forward to every summer. Her maternal grandparents lived in a small, rural town called Navasota. She remembers drinking from a creek, playing with her cousins, growing food, and eating what they grew. “My great-grandmother lived […]

Detroit’s Little Country Kitchen will teach healthy habits

Detroit’s Little Country Kitchen will teach healthy habits

Vivian Murphy and Ajani Carter spent more than a combined 30 years teaching children in Detroit Public Schools classrooms. Their professional careers also included other positions where they served the public. But when it was finally time to retire from the workforce, Murphy and Carter still wanted to make a difference in their city, and […]

A New Culture for Michigan

A New Culture for Michigan

A New Culture for Michigan Job, residential and economic activity are on the agenda By Jackie Berg Multicultural communication, business development and leadership will play an increasingly important role in strengthening Michigan’s economic climate, according to Governor Rick Snyder. “One of the strengths of Michigan that we don’t talk enough about is the strength of […]

A United Voice: 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference is a driving force behind heightened regional collaboration

A United Voice: 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference is a driving force behind heightened regional collaboration

A United Voice: 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference is driving heightened collaboration and focus on Detroit’s neighborhoods By TheHUB staff It’s a Cinderella story in the making. Once imperiled urban centers are now re-emerging as the hub of economic development efforts. With every step forward, Michigan’s city centers are inching closer to becoming the centers of […]

How Detroit’s Chalfonte volunteer clean-up efforts are transforming their neighborhood

How Detroit’s Chalfonte volunteer clean-up efforts are transforming their neighborhood

“It’ s not where you live, it’ s what you do where you live.” Al Addison. “When Robinson and Addison walked the neighborhood later in the summer months, they found others joining the effort.” Building Blocks How Chalfonte volunteers clean-up efforts are transforming their neighborhood By E. B. Allen Like a sheriff and deputy, together […]

From a humble beginning Bruno Olvera becomes a leader at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and in the Hispanic community

From a humble beginning Bruno Olvera becomes a leader at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and in the Hispanic community

by Claudia Gregory Poets and pundits alike have proclaimed: “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” This statement rings particularly true for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA)Bruno Olvera, 27, who has been selected for the 2016 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ (YHCA) program by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Being selected for the prestigious program, which […]