Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

More and more each day we hear increasingly mainstream messages about healthier eating habits. It’s not only become a popular trend, but it’s practically expected that the restaurants and convenience stores we frequent will offer nutritious alternatives to the standard fare we’ve all become accustomed to. Still, having the right foods in front of us […]

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

It’s a bit eerie, really. Being without power makes us all stop and remember that life wasn’t always this easy. We count on electricity to do just about everything and when we don’t have access to it, we suffer. In the majority of cases, we’re inconvenienced, but in others, there are more life-threatening consequences. We’ve […]

Detroit neighborhood business owners in the spotlight

Detroit neighborhood business owners in the spotlight

Small shops are the mainstay of our neighborhoods. Open the door and look inside and you will discover dreamers and doers who embody the spirit and energy of Detroit’s entrepreneurial class. Last October, during minority business month, we invited our readers to meet them inside our Small Shops series sponsored by Comcast Business. We were proud to shine an oft-needed […]

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

Every day in Michigan, there are more than 375 reports of child abuse and neglect. The worst part? The majority of child abuse and neglect cases stem from situations and conditions that are entirely preventable in an engaged and supportive community. For example, a community that cares about early childhood development, parent support and mental […]

Treasury: Individual Income Tax Filing Season Officially Begins

Every year, hundreds of Detroiters fall prey to tax-related scams, identity theft, payday loans and worse. Prevention and education are among the best ways to stop these financial crimes. Michigan’s Treasury Department recently published guidelines to help. With the state’s individual income tax filing season started, it has never been a better time to reach […]

Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Just in. Detroit’s been give a big city boost with the announcement of its selection as a Bloomberg Philanthropies as a new member of its Innovation Team (I-team) program, which helps City Halls drive bold innovation, change culture, and tackle big problems to deliver better results for residents. Detroit was selected from a pool of municipalities with […]

Giving Back: Comcast Foundation awards help support neighborhood programs

Giving Back: Comcast Foundation awards help support neighborhood programs

Michigan’s corporations are often under fire for not giving enough, so it’s worth taking a moment to recognize the efforts of organizations that support annual giving programs. One recent highlight is the donations from the Comcast Foundation, which will disbursing more than $350,000 to area organizations this year. These donations change lives. Rather than returning […]

Moving Detroit Forward: Detroit Policy Conference speaker Janette Sadik-Khan will push for pedestrian-friendly city

Moving Detroit Forward: Detroit Policy Conference speaker Janette Sadik-Khan will push for pedestrian-friendly city

She’s a fan of bike lanes, urban renewal and, in particular, Campus Martius park in downtown Detroit. Over the past decades, Janette Sadik-Khan has redefined how people get around cities, and she’s coming to Detroit to talk more. As a leading urban transportation policy expert and best-selling author, Sadik-Khan will deliver a keynote address at the 2017 […]