On Que: Vegan kitchen to open on Woodward in August

On Que:  Vegan kitchen to open on Woodward in August

Quiana Broden is the picture of health, but that wasn’t always the case. A vegan for the past five years, Broden – or Que, as she is called by most – turned to an animal-and-dairy-free lifestyle after she was diagnosed 10 years ago with sarcoidosis. It’s an autoimmune disease that she quips “can piss everything […]

Southwest Detroit invites local business support at week-long Cinco de Mayo bash

Southwest Detroit invites local business support at week-long Cinco de Mayo bash

Few communities bring as much joy to Cinco de Mayo as Southwest Detroit. The annual Hispanic holiday,  which translates to “Fifth of May,” commemorates the Mexican army’s historic 1862 victory in battle against French troops during the Franco-Mexican War. But in America the occasion lets Latinos and Latino descendants celebrate their heritage, often with meals […]

Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities receives Michigan Main Street designation

Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities receives Michigan Main Street designation

Southwest Detroit officially has a new reason to celebrate the success of its neighborhood business and cultural center. The State of Michigan has designated Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities a Michigan Main Street Program, recognizing its potential to help revitalize the city and region. Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities will share details of the news recently announced by Southwest Detroit Business […]

Sylvan Learning Center to open in Brightmoor

Sylvan Learning Center to open in Brightmoor

When Alexander Ho walks through the Sylvan Learning Center he runs in West Bloomfield, he chats with students and knows them all by name. He also knows just what they need help with to achieve academic success. That’s Sylvan’s goal. Its personalized tutoring is focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a […]

Small business owners can learn to grow at annual workshop

Small business owners can learn to grow at annual workshop

Small businesses can mean big business for Detroit. The city has increasingly proven fertile ground for entrepreneurs to pursue their visions in everything from restaurant and boutique ownership to opening bookstores and repair shops. Presented by Fifth Third Bank, the Small Business Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at […]

One of Michigan’s oldest furniture company’s celebrates 78 years of Detroit commitment

One of Michigan’s oldest furniture company’s celebrates 78 years of Detroit commitment

For multiple decades and generations Danto Furniture has been a staple in Southwest Detroit and the company will recognize its success March 24 – although 78 years isn’t a typical milestone. “I know it’s an odd number to celebrate, but every year is another triumph for us,” says Ashley Danto Silverman, sales director and fourth-generation […]

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

Detroit company thrives for 10 years, boosting small publisher industry

There are comic book characters with traits like real human mental and physical health conditions as traits, but not many use disabilities, disorders or gender identity as super powers. A Detroit publishing company’s new comic, The Xtras: Forces of Courage and Change, uses heroes to help reduce society’s stigmas. The idea by Eunice Howard inspired […]