Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes the news of yet another “first” in the City of Detroit – the official celebration of Juneteenth Day. The City of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) will host a Freedom Party in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the […]

Brilliant Detroit opens new community hub in Fitzgerald neighborhood

Brilliant Detroit opens new community hub in Fitzgerald neighborhood

Brilliant Detroit, an organization dedicated to building kid success neighborhoods, is undergoing a growth spurt of sorts with the opening of its signature orange-colored doors at its newest community hub located in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood. The hub provides an oasis to area residents, who have the opportunity to gain access to its many educational materials, activities […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]

Climate change is essential – a cultural climate change that is

Climate change is essential – a cultural climate change that is

Make no mistake. We need climate change.  We need global warming. Before you stop reading let me tell you the climate change we need is cultural. We need to back off on the rage and anger and bring more kindness, more understanding and more positivity into this world. That kind of global warming will make […]

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

National Park Service awards City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board $40,000 grant for African American neighborhood project

National Park Service awards City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board $40,000 grant for African American neighborhood project

The National Park Service has awarded the City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board a $40,000 Underrepresented Community Grant that will push its “Great Migration and Development of African American Neighborhoods in Detroit” project forward. “Great Migration and the Development of African American Neighborhoods” was one of 13 projects selected throughout the country. It will […]

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Moo. Michigan’s dairy cows produce more than 11.2 billion pounds of milk annually, making our dairy industry the nation’s 6th largest. “Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in our state with an annual economic impact of $15.7 billion,” says Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Ninety-seven percent of Michigan’s dairy farms are family owned, many […]

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a record $2.4 million in grants to 25 nonprofit community organizations across Detroit. These grants bring the total of planning and implementation grants to 99 and the total dollars awarded to $9.2 million since 2015. The implementation projects include new pathways and arts programming in Brightmoor’s Eliza Howell Park, a […]