Opening of Caribbean eatery could lead to more business growth on East Jefferson

Opening of Caribbean eatery could lead to more business growth on East Jefferson

For Brooklyn native Lester Gouvia serving the public meant recreating dishes he grew up eating as a child. Those dishes and memories eventually led to the creation of Norma G’s Cuisine, celebrated as the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood’s first dine-in restaurant in 30 years. Norma G’s, located at 14700 E. Jefferson Ave., opened its doors Aug. 28 […]

African Market brings international goods to Detroit’s west side

African Market brings international goods to Detroit’s west side

There are only so many specialty stores in the Detroit that sell goat meat, shea butter and aloe leaves. At African Market in the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood, those products are easier to find. Located at 21308 West McNichols, African Market has been serving the community for 10 years, offering a number of imported West African goods […]

Uncle Keese realizes a Detroit barber’s long-time passion

Uncle Keese realizes a Detroit barber’s long-time passion

Sometimes finding a passion takes time and might not line up with original plans. That was the case for local barber Marquis McMillan, 31, owner of Uncle Keese Barbershop, 14723 Plymouth Road. It wasn’t until later in life that he started pursuing his long-time passion. “I’ve been cutting hair since I was about 13,” says […]

Organization uses manpower to make renters and homeless into homeowners

Organization uses manpower to make renters and homeless into homeowners

Not many non-profit businesses can say they’ve turned squatters into homeowners. But there is an organization in Detroit that does this and more. Man Power Mentoring, Inc. was established about five years ago as a personal and property development program by Executive Director Xzun Bellefant. The organization works on neighborhood properties to reduce blight, make […]

Detroit Martial Arts Institute teaches young people life skills

Detroit Martial Arts Institute teaches young people life skills

There aren’t too many places on Seven Mile Road in Detroit that offer youth the chance to learn Japanese, but at the Detroit Martial Arts Institute they can. The school, located at 13030 W. Seven Mile, was started by Grandmasters Eugene Woods, Jr. and George Reynolds, who opened the business 15 years ago. Self-defense isn’t […]

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

There are comic book characters with traits like real human mental and physical health conditions as traits, but not many use disabilities, disorders or gender identity as super powers. A Detroit publishing company’s new comic, The Xtras: Forces of Courage and Change, uses heroes to help reduce society’s stigmas. The idea by Eunice Howard inspired […]

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