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Detroit residents in NEZ zones can apply for extended property tax relief Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:32

Residents living in Detroit’s Neighborhood Enterprise Zones — districts that were zoned in the mid-2000s to offer tax incentives to homeowners completing home renovations, as well as stabilizing annual property taxes — are eligible to apply for extensions in property-tax reduction, allowing homeowners to continue paying reduced property tax rates.

8 things to do in Detroit this weekend, April 19-21 Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:12


Enjoy a free bird walk through the Elmwood Cemetery.

Watch a free screening of “Sorry to Bother You” at the Wayne State Community Arts Auditorium.


Get free admission to the Michigan Science Center for Earth Day.

Detroit wellness strategist Toni Jones shows you how to be a ‘Grown Ass Woman’ clarkek@detroi… Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:07

The Neighborhoods introduces a podcast suite from City's first podcast studio Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:25

When we launched The Neighborhoods platform in 2017, our mission was to tell as many Detroit stories as we could beyond the City of Detroit’s cable channels. We have our digital outlet here at, we share videos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, we’ve exhibited our photography at the Detroit Public Library, and of course we produce regular content on Channel 21, the City’s Neighborhoods channel.

7 things to do in Detroit this weekend, April 12 - April 14 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:13

APRIL 12  

Level up at the Cosplay Meet Up at Ready Player One.  

Check out Eastern Market’s original hip hop and dance HouseParty.  

APRIL 13  

Watch a free screening of The Prince of Egypt at Senate Theater.  

'Debunking what it looks like to be an African-American male in the city of Detroit': A school dean's upbeat approach to education Fri, 04/05/2019 - 09:46

Emanuel Smith, dean of culture at University Preparatory Schools, has a mission to get kids more engaged with the subjects their learning.

10 things to do in Detroit this weekend, April 5 - April 7 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:27


See the royal African Tour at the DIA. 


Go green! Support MSU at a free watch party at Atwater Brewery as they go up against Texas Tech in the Final Four. 

If representation matters to you in Detroit, you should participate in the Census. Here's how. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:17

If representation truly matters to you, then you’ll make sure that you — and your neighbors, your cousins, your kid’s teachers, your barber, and your ex that you can’t stand — are counted in the U.S. Census next year.

#FutureHistoryMakers: Chani The Hippie jacksonjam@det… Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:00

The Neighborhoods is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting four millennial women making amazing strides in their community.   

Chantel “Chani The Hippie” Watkins lives her life unapologetically. She walks with the same fierceness she uses to love others. 

Chani describes herself as a poet, an activist, a writer and a voice for all communities. She has used her art to amplify the voices of the Michigan Women’s March, the Detroit Slut Walk and so much more. 

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