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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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Marcus Belgrave to play free show on International Jazz Day

On April 30, a free concert at the Carr Center (311 East Grand River) in Detroit will celebrate International Jazz Day, featuring the legendary Marcus Belgrave on trumpet with Bill Foster of the Jazz Network acting as host. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m., and is a part of the Jazz-Off Detroit initiative, supported by the Knight Foundation among others. ...

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Trish’s Garage tunes up Motor City fashion

Ebony Rutherford has been working on her dream of opening a retail clothing boutique, Trish’s Garage, since 2007, and thanks to an opportunity through a Detroit grant organization, her shop has opened for a two-month run in a prestigious location — 1249 Woodward Avenue, downtown between Grand River and State Street. “I think it’s for every woman — a lot of times we may have a look that we want to showcase, ...

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K’Jon open casting call for “One Thing in Common”

R&B artist K’Jon’s latest single, “One Thing In Common,” will set the summer “on fire,” he says, starting with a video shoot that involves the community and supports Detroit-area businesses. Filming begins with an open casting call, April 26, at City Wings restaurant located at 2986 West Grand Blvd just off the Lodge (M-10) Service Drive. The Grammy-nominated crooner says, “It’s a family affair; we want all ...

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‘The Retrieval’ reminds us to find dignity in hard times

“The Retrieval” is the story of orphan Will (Ashton Sanders), 13, who survives in the employ of his shady uncle Marcus (Keston John) and the cruel white bounty-hunter Burrell (Bill Oberst, Jr.), earning the trust of escaped slaves and tricking them into areas where they can be caught and returned to their “masters.” ...

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Holistic Prescriptions hosts fifth Raw Vegan Meal Tasting

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” is the famous quote a Detroit woman has taken to heart with her business, Holistic Prescriptions. By emphasizing the importance of a healthy diet in disease prevention and recovery, the goal of Kalia Keith, a mother, health coach and the founder of Holistic Prescriptions, is to help influence the community’s understanding of nutrition by bringing healthy, ...

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Grassroots Global Justice Alliance 2014

Over a hundred global activists, seeking justice for land, food and the environment, participated in the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance 2014 General Assembly in Detroit, April 10-12. Cass Corridor Commons and the East Michigan Environmental Action Council hosted the event. The General Assembly was a forum for national and international dialogues for grassroots organizers, including seminars and cultural ...

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Detroiters get to tell their own stories of the city

Anyone with access to a video camera or smart phone will have the opportunity to direct and shoot their own Detroit story on April 26. The creators of the documentary “One Day on Earth,” which filmed every country in the world during one 24-hour period have selected Detroit as one of 11 cities to feature in their latest project titled, “Your Day. Your City. Your Future.” ...

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BMe honors Black men who help their communities

Clement “Fame” Brown, a Detroit entrepreneur who has been designing and selling clothes since he was 12, uses his experience to help others become creative professionals. Philadelphia college student, youth advocate and social entrepreneur Rashaun Williams educates high school students on environmental sustainability. Computer scientist Emmanuel Cephas of Baltimore has developed software to teach youth math ...

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MC Lyte to DJ Barristers’ Ball

MC Lyte changed history when she became the first woman to release a full-length mainstream solo hip hop album, “Lyte as a Rock,” in 1988. Now she’s taking the same spirit that inspired a generation of women emcees to entertain another group of crusaders, the Wolverine Bar Association. ...

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