I grew up on Detroit’s west side between Fenkell and Grand River Ave, right down the street from the old Norwest movie theater where I saw the movies Beat Street and Purple Rain a staggering nine times each. And depending on the year, I was also just a ten-minute walk from Montgomery Ward or Kingsway or Mammoth Shopping Center.
Race! It’s a sticky topic that many want to shy away from. Systematic racism is just as American as apple pie. It has been engraved into the very founding of this country and while we’ve overcome and overturned a lot of things, we still have far to go.
Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Small Business Saturday. The idea was originally an initiative from American Express but in 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to make it a nationwide event.
Studies show for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cent stays in the community.
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On this episode of The Beauty Block, we visit Spa-A-Peel in the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood to learn the benefits of regular skin care. Owner Wanda Bynum takes through the steps of a health and illuminating facial.
Residents of northwest Detroit are invited to join the City of Detroit’s planning department for a critical update to a neighborhood framework plan that began taking shape in 2017.
The planning department will update residents who live along the Grand River Avenue corridor with a presentation of near-term projects for City investment in the neighborhoods.
If you’re a ’90s baby that grew up in Metro Detroit, your playgrounds might not have been jungle gyms and slides, but rather indoor free-for-alls like Jeepers at Northland Mall, Caesarland and Major Magic. The catch was our parents having to travel a good distance to get to the fun. Danielle D. North is giving a new generation of Detroit kids the same amount of fun but a lot closer to home.
If today, right now and for the time being you’re single, you already know Instagram is about to become annoying next Wednesday. You should put the phone down.
Truth be told, being single is awesome in a city like Detroit, where there’s more to do than one might expect. So instead of moping around or eating a quart of ice cream by yourself, enjoy these fun things for Detroit singles this Valentine’s Day.
A new round of Motor City Match winners will be announced today, marking the tenth cycle of small businesses in Detroit awarded grants to build out their spaces, hire employees or fund other needs.
Motor City Match is a City of Detroit grantmaking program enabled by a partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and local finance institutions, foundations and corporations.