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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network awarded $750,000 grant

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) recently received a three-year $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich. DBCFSN will use the grant to support programs such as D-Town Farm, Summer Urban Ag Internship Program, Annual Harvest Festival, Food Warriors Youth Development Program, “What’s for Dinner?” Lecture Series, the Ujamaa Food Buying Club and to create a ...

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Sundays on St. Aubin

On any given Sunday, hundreds of Detroiters gather in a vacant lot at St. Aubin and Frederick streets to enjoy good music, good food and good company. For several years, a group of residents in the east side neighborhood have prepared for Sunday’s activities the Saturday before, mowing the lot and cleaning the area. Over 300 residents ages 40 and older enjoy Blues music, dancing, catfish dinners, barbecue a ...

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‘Kevyn Orr has to go’

Over 30 members of Detroit clergy and community leaders held a press conference Aug. 6 calling for the removal of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr from his position. Led by Rev. Tellis Chapman, pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, where the press conference was held, speaker after speaker said they wanted Orr to be removed from office following his derogatory comments in a recent Wall Street Jour ...

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Local business owner caters coffee, donuts to DPD

Local business owner H. Julian Hill showed his appreciation for the Detroit Police Department by providing them coffee, donuts and other refreshments July 19 at the Central District on Woodward and E. Grand Blvd. “This is a small but sincere gesture to show appreciation to our men and women in blue,” said Hill, owner of Celebrity Car Wash and Detail on Woodward, a few blocks from the Central District. “All ...

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Mike Dugeon for mayor Mayor

Detroit barber Mike Dugeon is running for mayor of Detroit. The 30-year old Dugeon, who says he’s ‘in it to win it,’ filed as a write-in candidate for mayor this morning. His slogan, “Every citizen has a future.” Within minutes of putting up his Facebook page, Dugeon garnered wide support -- over 3,000 likes. He also sent a message to voters: “Write Mike and spell it right! D-U-G-E-O-N Mike Dugeon for Detro ...

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The upcoming primary and general election will be the first time in nearly a century where Detroit voters will elect their city council officials by district. Per the 2012 City Charter, the city was divided into seven council districts. Where in the past, Detroiters voted for their council members at-large, voters will now elect seven members by district and two at-large. Voters must know the district in wh ...

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