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Youth participants bring spirit to Detroit Food 2014

Each year the Detroit Food Summit works to include youth in the discussion on building a stronger local food system in Detroit. This year there was a special focus on youth involvement. One hundred elementary, middle and high schools students from across the city participated in Detroit Food 2014: Race to Good Food held at Focus: HOPE Conference Center April 3 and 4. ...

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WCCCD’s Executive Dean for International Programs joins Midwest Institute Board of Directors

David C. Butty, executive dean for international programs and media specialist, who also directs the Wayne County Community College District’s Study Abroad Program, has been elected to the Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIE)’s Board of Directors for fiscal years 2014-2016. Mr. Butty was elected at the organization’s 21st Annual Conference held at Columbus State Community Colle ...

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Art fair returns to Palmer Park after 30 years

In 1893, U.S. Thomas Witherell Palmer donated 140 acres of virgin forest to the city of Detroit on the condition that it be preserved. Today that forest virgin remains on of the city’s jewels — Palmer Park. Surrounded by the beautiful art deco buildings comprising the Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District — listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park is home to a golf course, a s ...

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Take a tour of 12 Detroit homes for auction

DETROIT — The East English Village Neighborhood Association is hosting a tour of 12 Detroit Land Bank Homes April 27. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the homes available for auction starting at $1000 is encouraged to take the walkable tour between 1– 5 p.m. Buses will also be available to escort potential buyers to each of the homes. The 12 homes will be auctioned (one home per day) starting May 5 at ...

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Green Living Science teaches DPS students to reduce, reuse, recycle

Earth Day is a global event, founded in 1970, designed to raise environmental awareness. This year, Detroit Green Living Science celebrated Earth Day with 300 third and fourth grade students during a special educational event held at the Lincoln Street Art Park. Teachers, volunteers and staff of Green Living Science and Recycle Here, a recycling center in Detroit located at 1331 Holden Street, welcomed the ...

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Hearing exposes horrors of the EAA

Children being slapped by staff and thrown to the ground, no legally-mandated provisions for special education students, limited supplies and few, if any books, non-functioning or missing computers, kids watching pornography, high teacher turnover, test scores showing students falling further behind, curriculum development left to inexperienced teachers, and a lack of teacher support were among the Educatio ...

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The land, the people

Kathina Carey has mixed feelings about the Hantz Woodlands’ development in her neighborhood on the city’s lower east side. Carey, a Detroit native, described how she’d single-handedly cared for her block on McClellan Street for seven years, using her own money to mow the vacant lots between abandoned homes, and feed homeless neighbors in the area who sometimes went for days without a meal. She was relieved ...

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Detroit students athletes dine with, learn from Lions Head Coach Caldwell

On April 16, the Detroit Lions new head coach, Jim Caldwell, sat down to eat with more than 300 Detroit Public School and Educational Achievement Authority student athletes at the United Auto Workers-Ford’s (which hosted the event) National Programs Center. During the meal, Caldwell offered the students his thoughts on sport(wo)manship and respect, after which the students were able to ask the coach questio ...

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Detroit Raw

The defiant middle finger hurled at TV cameras by one of the defendants in the Eastside beat-down of the white pickup truck driver who hit a 10-year-old Black child is understood all too well by the streets of Detroit that one day may shock the nation, indeed the world, when the pent up rage coursing through Detroit is released in total. Those who serve as apologists for the right-peopling of Detroit lead t ...

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Grant program will give cash to veteran businesses

Nationwide, the media is buzzing about the transformation of Detroit’s downtown and midtown areas — the new stadiums, businesses, restaurants and apartment buildings, and the influx of new residents. Yet, many Detroit activists maintain this “rebirth” was only made possible by advantageous post-housing bubble land prices, and that residents, businesses and neighborhoods who survived disinvestment, the crack ...

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