Residents in and around Corktown and Hubbard Farms have a litany of requests, from anti-gentrification measures to bird conservation, for Ford Motor Company as the automaker plans to add employees to Michigan Central Station in the coming years.
Angela Reyes was tired of burying children in Southwest Detroit.
Twenty years ago, she was watching neighborhood teens fall victim to the gang violence in the area. So, in the living room of her home, she decided to work with the troubled youth rather than shun them.
LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development), the Southwest Detroit nonprofit that assists with social programs for Detroit’s Latino residents, is hosting a legal forum on Saturday, September 9, for residents with questions about President Trump’s rollback of the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act.
It's a sweaty, fast-paced frenzy of sound, smell and taste: a Nigerian flag waves frantically through the air, pulled by a young woman wining up to Maleek Berry’s hit song “Kontrol.” Colorfully patterned West African-inspired clothing dots the pulsing crowd. The song shifts to something faster: “Scene” by GBM Nutron. The sweet sound of Soca brings the dance floor to life, and the temperature reflects it. My glasses begin to fog, my legs ache from dancing, and my lips still tingle from the suya I ate earlier.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.