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 […]

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to speak on immigration at Wayne State

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to speak on immigration at Wayne State

There’s no shortage of opinions surrounding the president’s headline-grabbing immigration policies and practices, which have dominated our news cycles. Hear what Mexico’s former president thinks about President Trump’s proposed US/Mexico Border Wall and other issues impacting our southern neighbor. Vicente Foxwill be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th […]

One program makes a difference in many lives: Building Healthy Communities impacts 16,000 students

One program makes a difference in many lives: Building Healthy Communities impacts 16,000 students

We called him “Mr. Fin.” I don’t remember too much else about my eighth grade health class teacher Don Finlayson, except his lanky, lean physique and wavy, silver hair. In his younger years, I think he’d been an athlete or a coach, maybe both. What struck me most about Mr. Fin was his vitality, though […]

CruisIN’ the D celebrates the city that put the world on wheels August 18-20

CruisIN’ the D celebrates the city that put the world on wheels August 18-20

Detroit is called the Motor City for a reason.That international automotive legacy will be celebrated during CruisIN’ the D August 18-20. Founder Gregory Reed felt Detroit’s slogan – “putting the world on wheels” – should be honored. “Detroit is the automotive capital of the world, and it didn’t have a cruise,” he says. “I thought it […]

Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

Detroit STARS shine at World of Dance Championship

For all it’s gone through as a city, Detroit still knows how to move. Want proof? STARS Elite Training Center won first place in the “Small Group 12 and Over” category in the World of Dance Championship in July in Seacaucus, NJ. Located at 19600 Grand River, STARS Elite Training Center also took fifth place […]

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