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This young entrepreneur and lifelong resident of NW Goldberg is modeling neighborhood resilience

On a cold evening in Detroit this winter, Daniel A. Washington sits inside a restaurant downtown as he and his friend, Jordan Yagiela, discuss the many efforts they’re making to revitalize the NW Goldberg neighborhood through ORIGINAL CREATIVITY (OC), a 501(c)3 non-profit that Washington founded in 2017.  Washington leans back in his chair and listens intently to Yagiela, the executive ...

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Documentary about Democracy in Hamtramck looks to raise money

When Hamtramck elected the first Muslim-majority city council in the United States, right wing media outlets published predictable fear mongering pieces about how the city would become a bastion of Sharia law.  Of course, that didn’t come to pass. Instead, the melting pot that is Hamtramck produced a moving and fascinating display on the Democratic process in action.  That’s what ...

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4 key takeaways from our Equitable Development speaker series

Over the last four months, in partnership with Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit, we’ve held four panel events with some esteemed speakers and moderators. Each event centered on a different theme that will be crucial to building an equitable Detroit — one that gives everyone the opportunity to participate regardless of your race, age, class, or ability.  If you ...

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Connecting customers with local farm fresh food is the job of the Michigan food hub

“Last week you could not eat romaine lettuce,” says Jeremy Andrews, chief executive of Sprout BC, the Battle Creek-based food organization. He’s referring to a Nov. 26 warning by the USDA and other authorities that consumers, retailers, and restaurants should discard romaine lettuce due to a multi-state outbreak of e-coli infections, which started in October and was linked to lettuce shipped ...

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How simply loving Detroit is the key to this shop’s success

Disclaimer: Michael Boettcher is an area tour guide for Pure Detroit and other private clients. Before Detroit was the new anything, before Detroit was vs. anybody, or hustled harder, Detroit was Pure. Pure Detroit opened its first shop 20 years ago, on Thanksgiving Day 1998. Today, the company that bills itself as “Detroit’s Original Culture Shop” is a collection of six ...

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Nissan To Sell Limited Edition Sports Car For $1.1 Million « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Nissan GT-R sports car is already expensive, with a starting price of about $100,000. But, for those who want something truly special, Nissan has announced it will make production versions of the Nissan GT-R50, a radically different looking GT-R with a body created by Italy’s Italdesign, for a starting price of €990,000, or about $1.1 million. The ...

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After “epic” flood, Detroit Zen Center looks to be a model for stormwater management

Picture a Zen monastery and what do you see? Monks and apprentices meditating and performing their daily duties quietly. A silence that’s interrupted only by the sounds of nature and the gong to indicate the changing day.  Though located in Hamtramck and not an isolated mountain range, the Detroit Zen Center may seem similar to this picture on the outside. ...

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