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03Oct

The Wright Museum's annual gala brings in funds for important community programming

With over a half of a century’s worth of education under it’s belt, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History gears up for its signature fundraiser. 

The Wright Gala will be held on Saturday, October 5th in the museum’s beautiful Ford Freedom Rotunda. The masquerade themed event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser. This year, Co-chair and former Wright Museum COO Tyrone Davenport is excited to bring in major funds for the public, educational and literacy programming. 

27Aug

It's TCF, not Cobo: Here's a guide to all the things in Detroit that have been renamed recently

Detroit is a city where it’s hard to break old habits, particularly when it comes to changing the name of something and being asked to start calling a longtime institution something new. Here in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center where we’re headquartered, people still refer to this building as the City-County Building despite the fact that it was changed to CAYMC in 1997.

24Jul

$100 million funding announced for five affordable housing projects in Detroit

The City of Detroit announced more than $100 million worth of housing investment in the city, all of which will go toward preserving affordable housing.

The funding comes from six competitive Low-Income Housing Tax Credit awards. which will fund five affordable housing developments in Detroit. The limited number of 9% low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) will help create or preserve 536 units of affordable housing across the city.

30Oct

The original ‘carefree Black girls’ were fictionalized Cass Tech students from a Detroit author’s mind

When I started high school, there weren’t many young-adult fiction novels where I could see myself reflected in characters as a Black teenage girl that didn’t have to do with something tragic. 

There was Sharon G. Flake’s The Skin I’m In, which tackles colorism and bullying directed at a dark-skinned girl. Then there was Brenda Woods’ Emako Blue about a Black girl with a beautiful singing voice who dies violently before the book ends

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