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 […]

Across Michigan, US people Wear Orange to protest gun violence

Across Michigan, US people Wear Orange to protest gun violence

Whether you think the left or the right has the answers, everyone agrees gun violence needs to go down.  Across Michigan, and the country, the color orange is being displayed to raise awareness all across this weekend as part of “National Gun Violence Awareness Day.” As part of that day more than 400 influencers, corporations, […]

Purple People: For many Detroiters Prince will forever reign

Purple People: For many Detroiters Prince will forever reign

“Is this real?” flashed the text message on my cell phone. My brother was asking, I suspect, more out of puzzlement than shock. He didn’t know I’d already stopped at the side of the road in an urgent scramble for more information. I thumbed the phone’s touch-screen. Google never seemed more critical. It couldn’t be […]

Back to Our Roots: Traditional church is still relevant

Back to Our Roots: Traditional church is still relevant

In the not too distant past, church was the place where you learned the basics of social grace. Through “Tom Thumb” weddings, fashion shows, “Little Miss & Mister” contests and memorized pageant lines, the youth learned how to walk, talk, sit and generally behave. The Golden Rule governed and it was understood that the mothers […]

Detroit fans can pay tribute to iconic rapper Tupac Shakur

Detroit fans can pay tribute to iconic rapper Tupac Shakur

The name and worldwide legacy of a rap music icon will be celebrated in Detroit June 19. In conjunction with the national release of the long-awaited biopic All Eyez on Me, Tupac Shakur fans can gather to remember the late artist at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Bert’s Warehouse in Eastern Market. Detroit’s […]

Salsa, Sangria and Swing are on tap this weekend in Palmer Woods

Salsa, Sangria and Swing are on tap this weekend in Palmer Woods

Whether sweet, sassy, soulful or something in between, music unites us. And, as the weather finally breaks, it’s time to let music play at backyard barbecues, spring symphonies and as part of one of the Detroit’s favorite traditions, the Palmer Woods Music in Homes series. This weekend, it’s time for salsa, sangria and swing amidst […]

Covenant Community Care helps growing number who cannot afford care

Covenant Community Care helps growing number who cannot afford care

While advocates and critics alike reacted to the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act last week, one local organization has provided Detroit residents with healthcare services since the late 1990’s. Covenant Community Care, Inc. offers medical, dental, behavioral health and a range of other services to thousands of metro Detroiters, both […]

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