Detroit reviewed through one Detroiter’s critical lens

Detroit reviewed through one Detroiter’s critical lens

This was not a day for Hollywood. Fifty years later, it remained – for me – a day of anger, hurt, resentment and tragedy. I wasn’t here to witness Detroit’s deadly, devastating 1967 uprising, which began July 23 and lasted for several unforgettable days, but I wear its scars. By riding past the crumbling landmarks […]

DEGC manager earns federal advisory position

DEGC manager earns federal advisory position

It’s not just in neighborhoods where business and economic initiatives take place that Detroiters need seats at the table. On the national stage, input reflecting the city’s needs can contribute to policies that directly impact its future. Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Global Commerce and Foreign Direct Investment Manager Sandra Choi has been named to […]

Shamyle Dobbs is promoted to CEO of Michigan Community Resources

Shamyle Dobbs is promoted to CEO of Michigan Community Resources

Organizations that represent Detroit need real Detroiters with real city experience. Shamyle Dobbs’ recent promotion from chief program officer to CEO of Michigan Community Resources (MCR) represents smart thinking by its board of directors in moving a proven member of its ranks into a leadership role. Dobbs replaces Jill Ferrari, who capably led MCR, a […]

Positively Electric: Energizing exhibits and entertainers will light up Detroit’s Midtown area September 22, 23

Positively Electric: Energizing exhibits and entertainers will light up Detroit’s Midtown area September 22, 23

The ‘night lights’  will be on with DLECTRICITY, an eclectic annual art, entertainment and light festival returning to Detroit again this year. Artistic exhibits that swing, sway and swerve against the city skyline will be the backdrop of live musical performances and other activities scheduled throughout Midtown during this two-day event taking place September 22 and 23 from 7 p.m. to […]

Detroit names new “Top Doc”

Detroit names new “Top Doc”

The Detroit Health Department will be headed by Dr. Suzanne White, according to an announcement issued by Mayor Duggan today. Dr. White will begin serve as the Medical Director of the Detroit Health Department, where she will report directly to Executive Director Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun beginning in late August. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the […]

Free dental, optical and medical care clinic comes to Cobo

Free dental, optical and medical care clinic comes to Cobo

A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy, particularly access to medical care. Wayne county residents are particularly vulnerable. Although 12.7 percent of county residents receive health care through a combination of ACA enrollment or Medicaid expansion, there are many that are homeless, uninsured or underinsured, according to a spokesperson of the  Wayne County […]

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