Prom formal wear to be given to be given away today, April 26

Prom formal wear to be given to be given away today, April 26

Detroit Parks & Recreation is giving away formal wear for this prom season today, Friday, April 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Butzel Family Center, located at 7737 Kercheval. More than 500 dresses were donated as well as men’s formal wear.  Dresses range in size from 0 – 28.  Shoes and accessories will also be […]

Understanding a shaky condition: Early Parkinson’s Disease treatment helps improve lives

Understanding a shaky condition: Early Parkinson’s Disease treatment helps improve lives

Each year approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting the brain’s ability to control movement. My dad Norman Berg, is among the patients. He was healthy well into his 80’s and then suddenly, he was not. Most people are diagnosed with the condition are around age 60, although it does […]

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan has plenty of jobs and job seekers. The problem is workers are not getting the skills and training needed to qualify for open posts. And that hurts our economy, according to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, business, education, and labor leaders to announce their support for House and Senate bills creating the […]

Magical development: Former State Fairgrounds property purchase announced

Magical development: Former State Fairgrounds property purchase announced

An estimated $1 billion of investment is expected to begin at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds when ground is broken at 160 acres on Woodward Avenue near Eight Mile Road. It’s been a long journey for developer Magic Plus, LLC, which closed on their 16-acre property acquision today, returning the former State Fairgrounds back into […]

Michigan ranked 19th Most ‘Innovative’ State in U.S.

Michigan ranked 19th Most ‘Innovative’ State in U.S.

Michigan was ranked as the nation’s 19th most “innovative” state in a new study published by the finance and research website Wallethub. To create the rankings, the site examined the number of science, technology, engineering and math professionals per capita in each state, as well as their number of technology companies, research and development spending […]

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Detroit Health Department Director Dr. Joneigh Khaldun has been tapped by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon to lead its Population Health, Medical Services, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities administrations as well as the Aging and Adult Services Agency. As the Chief Deputy Director for Health […]

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

We’ve all faced that moment, when someone told us “we can’t.” For those individuals with developmental disabilities, the message can be particularly troubling. They face it a lot. Turning that “you can’t” message to a “you can” message is the aim of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), which is advocating for the inclusion […]

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women increase in numbers and influence in Detroit

Women are rising in numbers and influence, particularly in Detroit, where for the first time a combination of elected and appointed female Police Commissioners totaled six, making women the majority on the 11-member oversight board. “As the civilian oversight board for the Detroit Police Department, one of our goals for the department’s workforce, as well as […]