Hey Foodies! Black Restaurant Week is back – April 9-18

Hey Foodies! Black Restaurant Week is back – April 9-18

Have you missed the taste of Detroit’s various restaurants during COVID? Well, here is your a chance to play catch up. Detroit Black Restaurant Week (DBRW) will be back for a fourth year with 30 restaurants strong … and more still signing up.   From April 9-18, and again August 20 – 29, Motown’s eateries will […]

How Michigan Abolitionist Project aims to end human trafficking

How Michigan Abolitionist Project aims to end human trafficking

Your neighbor was arrested for human trafficking last week.  Your mind reels … you moved here because it was safe. Your heart goes out to the victims, you maybe even say a little prayer for them, but this is supposed to happen somewhere else. That is a very real scenario. Human trafficking isn’t afraid of […]

How small businesses can position a comeback

How small businesses can position a comeback

It is no secret that small businesses have taken a hit since the first COVID-19 case approximately a year ago. It has been reported that 17 percent of small businesses were shuttered within the first three months of the pandemic hitting. And for Black businesses, the numbers are even more staggering, with nearly 41 percent of […]

Small business expert provides financing tips

Small business expert provides financing tips

It’s been well documented the number of small businesses which has shuttered over the last year due to COVID-19 has been significant.   The minority-owned businesses closure rate (41%) was approximately 2.4 times the general population’s (17%) closure rate.  Clearly, this has potentially impacted entrepreneur’s finances. As small business owners grapple with finances and strategic […]

Detroit Riverfront wins title of Best Riverwalk in America

Detroit Riverfront wins title of Best Riverwalk in America

The Detroit Riverwalk has been named Best Riverwalk in America in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. The Detroit Riverfront attracts 3.5 million visitors annually and has remained open every day during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased […]

Ford donates $250,000 to pre-college engineering program to boost STEM careers for underserved students

Ford donates $250,000 to pre-college engineering program to boost STEM careers for underserved students

Many high schoolers in Southwest Michigan have the potential and passion to achieve successful STEM careers, but not all of them have access to the resources, guidance and support they need to fulfill their dream. Ford Motor Co. wants to help fix that. The automaker has donated $250,000 to the educational 501(c)3 Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering […]

$10,000 grants from Comcast Rise available for Detroit BIPOC-owned small businesses hit by COVID

$10,000 grants from Comcast Rise available for Detroit BIPOC-owned small businesses hit by COVID

The Comcast Rise Investment Fund has $10,000 grants available to help Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park hit hard by COVID-19. Beginning Monday, March 1 and running through Sunday, March 14, eligible businesses can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.comcastrise.com. A total of 100 grants totaling $1 million will […]

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