“Community benefits agreement” is one of those terms that gets bounced around a lot, but there’s not always much clarity on. The City of Detroit has a Community Benefits Ordinance that attempts to bring resident concerns of job growth and equitable development to the top of the list of new projects in the city.
Detroit’s poverty rate dropped slightly while median incomes in Black households rose in 2017, according to new U.S. Census Bureau statistics released early Thursday morning.
Rose Baker, a born-and-raised Detroiter, already has a business making T-shirts and other clothing at a boutique she owns in Southfield. As soon as news of elaborate memorial services and tributes for the late Aretha Franklin started to spread through town, she sprung into action.
“I saw a demand for them,” she says outside of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, “Rock Steady” booming in the background. “A lot of my customers were asking me for them.
There are measures, sometimes imposed by those who first claimed residence here when the QLine was still being called M-1 Rail, about what a real Detroiter is or isn’t. I’ll go ahead and add one to the list: You’re not a real Detroiter unless an elder in your family, or you yourself, have a copy of Swanson’s Book of Prayers.
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The eight-mile-long ice trail between the city and the suburbs thaws a little bit more as Detroit’s transportation department proposes a bus fare increase that would allow for seamless transfer for riders on suburban bus routes. Somewhere, L. Brooks Patterson weeps.
Detroit Black Restaurant Week is back for a second year, shining a light on black-owned restaurants in Metro Detroit, helping ensure their place in the local restaurant boom. From August 20-26, foodies can enjoy specialized menus from new restaurants and crowd favorites at special prices.