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"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. 

6 things to do in Detroit this weekend, September 20 - September 22 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:36


Enjoy an evening of jazz at Beacon Park.  

Watch a showing of “Cleopatra Boy” at Andy. 


Get creative at the drop-in pottery workshop at Ladybug Studios. 

New proposal would end residential blight in the city by 2025 clarkek@detroi… Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:50

Today, city officials announced a new proposal that would eliminate residential blight from all neighborhoods in Detroit by mid-2025. The proposal would need to be approved by City Council to be placed on the March 2020 ballot. It would fund $250 million in bonds to eliminate all residential blight citywide, and would not increase taxes.

6 things to do in Detroit this weekend, September 13 - September 15 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:13


Enjoy a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast at Beacon Park.  


JexkXJollof is back and taking over The Belt. 

Play cricket at the Detroit Inclusive Cricket Meetup


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 Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:43

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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