In our recurring video series "Spokes People," we take a look at how Freedom House, an organization founded to house individuals seeking asylum in America, and the International Institute, a decades-old institution that helps immigrants find their footing in Metro Detroit, work together to help asylum seekers from Africa.
You could say these dessert makers are on a roll.
Now that forecasts are hitting the D with 84 (and well above that on some days), there’s no better way to beat the heat than a cool serving of ice cream. But it doesn’t have to come in a cone or a cup.
The best stories come when you can admit that you don’t know what something is, and that’s exactly what happened with The Neighborhoods team as we went on a Cinco de Mayo search for Detroit’s best botana in Southwest Detroit.
Giving Tuesday may have come and gone, but Living Arts, a Detroit nonprofit that brings year-round education to Detroit’s youth, is seeking help from community members to contribute to its fundraising campaign from now until Dec. 22.
Residents of District 6 – Southwest Detroit – are asked to give feedback to muralists and the City of Detroit’s General Services Department on the creation of murals of three of the most trafficked viaducts in the area.
The Springwells Avenue viaduct on Springwells Avenue just off I-75, the West Vernor Highway viaduct between Livernois Avenue and Waterman Street and the Livernois Avenue viaduct between Toledo and John Kronk streets were chosen as canvases for local artists to not only beautify the spaces, but also bridge communities.
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.
We’re having an internal debate here at The Neighborhoods, and we need your help to settle it.
See the grey-highlighted space in the picture of the map above? On our City of Detroit map, it’s referred to as Southwest. It is bounded by Michigan Avenue, I-75, West Vernor Highway, Clark Street, the railroad tracks and Livernois Avenue.