Detroit kids on a better path thanks to Ed Deeb

Detroit kids on a better path thanks to Ed Deeb

More than 35,000 kids of varied ages, races, grades and abilities played games and learned about college options at the 36th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day held today at Belle Isle on Detroit’s waterfront. As always, founder Ed Deeb was there to cheer kids on and give them the confidence they need to carry them through […]

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

MOO U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

Catch Finding Dory at family movie night July 12 Southwest Detroit

UnitedHealth care Community Plan and Southwest Solutions are hosting a Family Movie Night at the Pocket Park at 25th and Bagley. Bring your family, blankets and lawn chairs, get comfortable and watch the movie Finding Dory. You can also check out the food and popcorn, arts and crafts and information from community resources. Thrive by […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Pistons’ income could support Detroit neighborhood fund

Pistons’ income could support Detroit neighborhood fund

Over the last week, some have taken to the airwaves and social media attacking my character, my intelligence and most importantly my ability to represent the interests of District 5 residents. Most days, Monday through Sunday, I dedicate a minimum of 12 hours to studying materials, meeting with residents and business owners, assisting constituents and […]

Little Caesars Arena is a reminder of Detroit’s divide

Little Caesars Arena is a reminder of Detroit’s divide

Little Caesars Arena stands as a glowing symbol of Detroit’s economic resurgence. Admittedly, the Detroit tax-payer supported arena is fueling job creation and spin-off developments, but not for us in Detroit. Something’s clearly amiss when 90 percent of the hard hats in the arena and other publicly-funded construction sites are worn by Caucasians. It seems […]

Portal offers a new way to connect

Portal offers a new way to connect

Inside a gold-painted shipping crate a tribe of t-ball players from the Rosedale-Grandmont Little League in northwest Detroit stand in front of an 80-inch screen and talk live with a family from Mexico City and their Schnauzer, Little John. They are buzzing with questions for people who look as real as if they were standing […]

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