Open jobs could be filled by Detroit’s invisible talent pool

Open jobs could be filled by Detroit’s invisible talent pool

At $1.3 trillion annually, the African American economy is larger than Russia’s gross domestic product.  But sources of talent and economic resources within the African American community remain undeveloped because they aren’t taken seriously, according to economist and author Ida Byrd-Hill. Byrd-Hill, whose book “Invisible Talent Market’’ identifies problems and potential solutions, will discuss them […]

Log Jam: Palmer Park concert and Log Cabin Day

Log Jam: Palmer Park concert and Log Cabin Day

Tom Palmer would be kicking up his heels to the sound of the Chelsea House Orchestra fiddlers if he was alive to see how the all-volunteer People for Palmer Park have revived the log cabin he built in 1885 near Woodward and McNichols. The public will celebrate his summer home in a combination urban/Victorian merriment. […]

Trash Detroit? There are treasures worth saving in our city

Trash Detroit? There are treasures worth saving in our city

As United Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI) completes renovation of a historic community building, I hear a familiar question: “Wouldn’t it have been better to tear down the old structure and build a new one?” Those wondering about the reason for UNI’s current work on the original 1923 portion of the Lawndale Center, in Detroit’s Springwells area, […]

State child support payment program enlists drugstore

State child support payment program enlists drugstore

Getting much-needed financial resources to Michigan’s children can be as simple as a trip to the drug store. With countless households throughout the state impacted by income challenges, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has expanded its PayNearMe child support payment initiative to include CVS Pharmacy locations. Launched through its Michigan State […]

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Summer Sips: Stay healthy, stay hydrated

Kids don’t cool down as quickly as adults. Their body temperature rises more quickly, and doesn’t come down as fast, so it’s important for parents to provide plenty of opportunities to “chill” during the hot summer days ahead. Seniors are also at risk. In addition to drinking plenty of water, frozen fruits provide a great […]

Rebuilding and Revitalizing Detroit

More than a million. Since 1950, approximately 1.2 million people have left Detroit — a number equivalent to the population of Dallas. And the exodus continues, albeit slowing. According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data, the city is home to approximately 673,000 people and is barely hanging on in the top 25. While the […]

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