Providers and children stretch at Winston Head Start. <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span>


Feature Story Nicole Marie White, Jahmanna Selassie, and Heather Robinson are all co-founders of DPMC.

Detroit Pop-up Midwifery Clinic wants to get neighbors talking about birthing options

Detroit struggles with high infant mortality rates. But a local midwifery group wants to help change that with neighborhood discussions about birthing options.

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Urban Michigan initiatives recognize racism as major factor in infant and maternal mortality

Statewide, black babies are three times more likely to die in their first year of life than white babies. But those statistics are even more alarming in many of Michigan's urban centers.

Feature StoryLovio George has had a presence in Detroit for decades.

Detroit boutique ad agencies are finding success on their own terms

Being smaller can have its advantages. These boutique Detroit marketing firms understand what it takes to survive and thrive in the city's fast-paced business environment.

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These Detroiters are introducing newcomers to their city – via text

The new Text a Detroiter service from the Detroit Regional Chamber lets people submit questions about the area to local experts who respond directly through a messaging platform.

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Video: Heroes to Hives

Military veterans have unique needs. So do honeybees. Learn how a unique program called Heroes to Hives is connecting veterans and bees in a way that helps heal mental health challenges and strengthen bee communities.

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Closing the voter engagement gap in Metro Detroit

Vulnerable groups vote and participate in politics less than their white, affluent counterparts. Here's what some organizations in Southeast Michigan are doing about it.


Join Model D and CitizenDetroit for a solutions-based listening session on civic engagement in 2020

In this solutions-based listening session, we'll learn about how several Metro Detroit organizations are working on solutions for improving access to democracy by encouraging and facilitating civic participation in underserved communities.

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Model D is on the hunt for new managing editorCould you be the next fearless leader of Model D?

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