Detroit-based business celebrates 35 years of fabulousity Friday

Detroit-based business celebrates 35 years of fabulousity Friday

Full-figured wasn’t always fabulous for Sharon DuMas. As a teenager, she was often overlooked by boys, even told by a counselor that a secretary’s job would suit her better than a position of leadership. But not only did DuMas go on to occupy leadership positions, she embraced her self-image and started an organization to help […]

Detroit university named one of U.S. News & World Report’s best

Detroit university named one of U.S. News & World Report’s best

Students at Detroit’s largest Catholic university attend one of the best campuses in the state and region, says one distinguished ranking. U.S. News & World Report lists University of Detroit Mercy at No. 19 top in its “Regional Universities Midwest,” citing its community outreach, competitive basketball team and other traits. Faculty-to-student ratio, diversity of curricula […]

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

President Trump’s decision to move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could impact about 15,000 Michigan residents. That’s how many people the Immigration Policy Institute says are eligible for that program in our state. Of those the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has accepted the applications of little more than […]

Diego Rivera DIA mural featured on new bank credit card

Diego Rivera DIA mural featured on new bank credit card

Diego Rivera’s mural, “Paean to Labor and Industry,” is so much more than a piece of art full of vibrant imagery gracing the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Art.  It is a reminder to all of us of the role hard-working people play in building the wealth of America. It should also be […]

Economist encourages Detroiters to fight for financial empowerment on Labor Day

Economist encourages Detroiters to fight for financial empowerment on Labor Day

  For Ida Byrd-Hill prosperity is a collective, community effort. As many Detroit residents and Americans throughout the country gear up for traditional Labor Day celebrations Byrd-Hill sees such annual observances as opportunities to reflect on ways to grow through financial empowerment. An urban economist, Byrd-Hill has begun lectures to promote the power of the […]

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