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Detroit Future City unveiled; project receives $150M from Kresge

After more than two years of planning, the Detroit Works Project Long-Term Planning unveiled its plan to re-imagine the city of Detroit at an open house Jan. 9 at their home base at 2929 Russell St., in Eastern Market. Dubbed Detroit Future City, the project provides a long list of recommendations for reframing the city’s development over the next 50 years. The “framework” covers multiple elements including ...

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CCB gets healthy cooking tips

Students at Catherine C. Blackwell Institute (CCB) received lessons in healthy cooking during a six-week partnership. The purpose of the program was to teach the students the importance of eating healthier, as well as nutrition, kitchen safety and how to prepare affordable meals. ...

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“Big Daddy’s House”

Dialysis patient Sharon Waters and her sister Shirley Waters, both of Roseville, met with Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of “Big Daddy’s House” on the Food Network Dec. 14 during an open house at Fresenius Medical Care St. Clair Shores, located at 26210 Harper Ave. McCargo was in town visiting patients and their families to discuss holiday recipes and eating tips for people with kidney failure. For all of hi ...

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March to Freedom (1963-2013)

This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968. ...

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Open letter to the Detroit Community announcing Community Trust: Our communities are up to us

The Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP) does not speak for us. We, the Community Trust, are a coalition of organizations that have done sustained, substantial work on the east side of Detroit for many decades. We have established youth programs, worked on anti-violence efforts, organized business initiatives, encouraged economic innovation, established gardens, reclaimed homes, planted trees, developed new m ...

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DPS appeals to U.N. for relief

Human rights rally help By Victor Walker Special to Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Citing a list of governmental actions depriving Detroiters of their vote, DPS school board members, community leaders, activists and citizens issued a human rights appeal to the world community on Dec. 10 at a press conference in front of Coleman Alexander Young Center. “The will of the people is being ignored with impunity,” rea ...

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Why Detroit School of Arts should not be self-governing

On April 9, while Detroit Public Schools was not in session due to Easter Break, it was announced by way of news publication that Detroit School of Arts (DSA) would become a self-governing school beginning in the fall of 2012. The DSA staff was not informed of this decision prior to the public announcement on April 9. We did not know why we were chosen. We do not fit the criteria of a self-governing school. ...

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