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Theater troupe shatters fourth wall, dimension

Sometimes it can be reassuring to remember the spirit of Detroit has been summoning more than Quicken loans employees and bankruptcy lawyers lately. In October 2012, theater artists Sherrine Azab and Jake Hooker forsook the Big Apple for the Motor City. “We wanted to be part of a city that has more ‘we’ mentality than ‘me’ mentality,” Azab and Hooker told the Michigan Citizen. “This place truly has affected ...

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Fighting climate change with hip hop

On Thursday April 3 at 6 p.m. the struggle against global warming will come to an unlikely destination: Wayne State’s St. Andrew’s Hall. Many of Detroit’s hip hop legends made names for themselves in that venue, which makes it the perfect setting for the Hip Hop Caucus Act on Climate. ...

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Detroit poets offer optimism with new releases

Detroit poetry has two new offerings to the world this week with the release of a new album from Shaun Moore-Bey and Detroit Bleu, and a book by Joel “Fluent” Greene. These artists represent the optimism of the city’s culture and the determination of local independent artists. Both will hold release parties March 29. Shaun Moore-Bey and Detroit Bleu’s album, “2 Generations of Poetic C.O.O.L.,” is a double C ...

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Urban radio broadcasts hope for youth

Urban Nation Radio is a web-based radio station that looks to lend a helping hand to urban communities around the country by providing information on becoming successful, staying healthy, and keeping youth focused on study and out of trouble. UNR founder Jason Dixon explained how the station emerged out of a mentoring program at Cass Technical High School. ...

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Our/Detroit

Our/Detroit, a woman-owned vodka distillery, is slated to open this summer in Southwest Detroit. Located inside an old liquor store, the micro-distillery will be a meeting space for the community. “This will give me a space to prove businesses can invigorate communities in unexpected ways,” says Brandi Keeler, 25, one of Our/Detroit’s partners. ...

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BLACK WOMEN ROCK CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Black Women Rock was the spectacle of the city this past weekend, as many of Detroit’s most dynamic women gathered together at two separate venues to celebrate their feminine strength, beauty and fire through music and dance. Hosted and organized by poet jessica Care moore, the main concert on March 15 at the Charles H. Wright Museum featured six headlining artists, including Wunmi, Imani Uzuri, Tamar-kali, ...

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African environmental justice activists to visit Detroit

Two African climate justice activists will visit Detroit March 25 to meet with local environmentalists to join a discussion about the city’s movement for environmental, land and economic justice. The discussion will take place at the Cass Corridor Commons, located at 4605 Cass, from 6-8 p.m. The event is designed to share information about environmental justice between Detroit and Africa. ...

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Free the school, the mind, life, city will follow

Thomas Jefferson said, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr thinks Detroit can’t survive without filing for bankruptcy; activists say emergency management means Detroiters are no longer free; and education has ended for many of us with the attainment of a now-dusty diploma. A group in Hamtramck is fighting the atrophy of the intellect an ...

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Detroit playwright looks to Internet to finance production

Each week in this paper, Grace Lee Boggs talks about “solutionaries,” people finding ways to provide what is needed in their communities. Malcolm Harris and Devin Laster are two such young men, whose play “Jr.” uses true stories to investigate the relationships between fathers and sons. Harris, 18, believes the nuanced and intricate way the ensemble of young Black men examines those relationships can have a ...

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