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Meet the Detroiter inspiring young girls to read with a library-based book club

Shanel Adams is a Detroit-based writer and communications professional who mentors young girls through her book club, Progressionista. The program is for girls age 8-12 and features a professional woman each meeting who mirrors the character of the book that the students read for the month. The book club meets in the Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

Update to neighborhood plan for NW Detroit coming April 26 [email protected] Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:42

Residents of northwest Detroit are invited to join the City of Detroit’s planning department for a critical update to a neighborhood framework plan that began taking shape in 2017.

The planning department will update residents who live along the Grand River Avenue corridor with a presentation of near-term projects for City investment in the neighborhoods.


Can’t wait for Big Sean’s movie theater? You don’t have to!

By now, everyone’s heard about Big Sean teaming up with Emagine Theaters to bring movies back to Downtown Detroit – something he spoke into existence just a few months ago that we picked up on loud and clear. We haven’t had a first-run movie theater in the area since the closing of Ren Cen 4 in 2015. But if you don’t want to wait for Big Sean Theaters, here are a few places in the city where you can take in a movie for now. 

Cinema Detroit


A ‘generational change’ for Park Players in northwest Detroit

After nearly 65 years at the Community House in North Rosedale Park, that space holds a lot of memories for generations of Park Players.

One of Carollette Phillips’ favorite memories was of her first show with the group. In 2005, she was interviewing to be choreographer of the Park Players’ production of “The Wiz.” She also brought her best friend.

Being a part of Park Players was a fun thing for families and neighbors to do together, she says. She got the role of choreographer while he landed the part as the titular wizard. 


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