Twelve women-owned community-focused businesses to get boost from Ford Empower-HER

Twelve women-owned community-focused businesses to get boost from Ford Empower-HER

A good pitch will win 12 local women a share of $50,000 to use to support the startups they’ve created that will make their communities better places to live. You can see how they do at the inaugural Ford Empower-HER pitch competition on Feb. 7 at Ford headquarters in Dearborn. You can register for the […]

Black architects and their work showcased in Noir Design Parti tours in Detroit

Black architects and their work showcased in Noir Design Parti tours in Detroit

When the ice melts and the tulips sprout, the Noir Design Parti will resume educational bus tours of buildings designed by Detroit’s most famous black architects, hoping to inspire others to follow in their career footsteps. “We’re exploring the physical identity and landscape of Detroit, how black architects have shaped a city that is more […]

Detroit Zoo has more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, looks for great attendance in 2018 with Dinosauria, new bald eagle, renovated habitats

Detroit Zoo has more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, looks for great attendance in 2018 with Dinosauria, new bald eagle, renovated habitats

The Detroit Zoo is a “go-to” destination for many Detroiters and visitors. In 2017, the zoo had 1,560,981 visitors making last year the second most prosperous year in its history. A significant number of those guests came in the last months of 2017 as part of the holiday-themed light display “Wild Lights at the Detroit […]

Southwest Solutions’ Stitches of Love creates blankets for families in need, knits together the community

Southwest Solutions’ Stitches of Love creates blankets for families in need, knits together the community

It has been said a quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul. That’s why some of the women in Southwest Solutions’ sewing class in southwest Detroit and women (and five men) got together to make quilts for those less fortunate. The program is called “Stitches of Love.” They began crocheting the 8-by-8 inch […]

Free street parking downtown through Christmas

Free street parking downtown through Christmas

Here’s some great news if you’re headed downtown to do your final shopping for Christmas. There’s free metered street parking anywhere in the city today through Christmas. “People are encouraged to use the opportunity to visit many of the unique businesses and attractions offered in neighborhoods across the city,” says the City of Detroit. If […]

Work of Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder of Joy of Jesus, showcased a U-M Bentley Legacy Library

Work of Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder of Joy of Jesus, showcased a U-M Bentley Legacy Library

The work of the late Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder the Joy of Jesus faith-based nonprofit organization in Detroit, is showcased at an exhibit at The University of Michigan Bentley Legacy Library, 1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor. The announcement of “A Fruitful Legacy Memorabilia Collection” was made by his widow, Dr. Mary Darlene Edwards, […]