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She started swimming in a westside Detroit rec center. Now she’s on the International stage. [email protected] 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. 


#DetroitLoveStory: A persistent Phoenix

For Valentine's Day, The Neighborhoods will be sharing short and sweet love stories from Detroit couples who met in Detroit. Join in on the love using our #DetroitLoveStory hashtag.


Neighborhood: Harmony Village

How they met: Iesha says, "Fred and I met during our senior year at Renaissance High School. He sat next to me in class and wouldn't give up until I became his girlfriend."


See how these millennial Detroit sisters are taking over the wig game

Janice Onwenu and Jennifer Onwenu are shaking up the wig industry in Detroit. The two sisters soft launched their shop Chi Chi Beauty in late November.   

“If I started a wig company, it would definitely be with nobody but my sister,” Jennifer, the younger sister says. Chi Chi Beauty sells high quality synthetic fiber units – just simply known as “wigs” to the uninitiated. 


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