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All the ways you can celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To honor his 91st birthday, Detroiters everywhere are preparing to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Dr. King was born January 15, 1929. The celebration of his birthday first became a national holiday in 1986 with the help of the late U.S. Representative John Conyers. Now, the country honors Dr. King, his life and legacy annually on the third Monday of January. 


"How I survived suicide"

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on suicide prevention. According to WHO, globally someone loses their life to suicide every 40 seconds. Suicide can be caused by a number of mental health issues and the impact of s suicide can affect many more lives than the deceased. These courageous Detroiters have decided to share their stories of overcoming suicidal thoughts in hopes of showing others their is a light at the end of the tunnel. 


Detroiters can now download a free app for bus passes

Users of public transit in Detroit can now download an app that supports a newly launched unified payment system for Detroit Department of Transportation and SMART buses.

The Dart app is now available for free download, where users create an account with their payment information and then, buy Dart passes directly on their phones. Upon purchase, users have immediate access to an electronic pass to show the driver upon boarding. 


Detroit, Wayne County to offer free financial coaching to residents -- starting today

The City of Detroit and the Wayne County Treasurer, in partnership with Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, will provide free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to residents six Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC) that will be opening across Detroit.  The first two, located inside the Wayne County Treasurer’s office Wayne Metro officially opened today.

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