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She started swimming in a westside Detroit rec center. Now she’s on the International stage. Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:45

What’s it like to be a competitive deaf athlete? AnQuniece Wheeler can tell you. 

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Wheeler, 18, will represent the United States in the World Deaf Swim Championship in Brazil this summer. She’s been swimming locally at Adams-Butzel Recreation Center since she was 9. 

New GOAL Line bus loop to have first enrollment fair this month Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:57

The GOAL Line will be having its first enrollment fair for Detroit parents interested in getting their kids on a new bus loop serving 10 schools this fall.

New GOAL Line bus loop looks to bring students back to Detroit schools, aid parents with transportation Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:55

A new bus loop serving 10 schools in Northwest Detroit debuts this fall, giving parents in several west side neighborhoods the option to allow their children to be picked up at a school nearest to their house and be dropped off at the school they attend and an after-school program on the loop if they choose.


Allee Willis: The Mumford grad co-writing your favorite songs, whether you know it or not

Allee Willis is a white Jewish woman from the westside of Detroit who has written a hit single from the soundtrack to much of black America’s life. Seriously. There is not a single black person on earth unfamiliar with Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” the relentlessly optimistic singalong that arrived — along with several other cuts — at the peak of the group’s 1970s chart run.


A lot of soul in this hole-in-the-wall in northwest Detroit

“Cooking is about one key thing,” Greg Beard says on a recent Tuesday in the small kitchen of Chef Greg’s Soul -N- The Wall on the northwest side near Mumford High School. The temperature in the kitchen is way past comfortable, compounded by the fact that collard greens have been simmering for hours and meatloaf and chicken are sizzling away on the stove top and deep fryer, respectively. 

“What is it, James?” he says, turning to the cook tending to the meatloaf on the stove as well as the cornbread on the flat-top.


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