Sgt. James Mills tends to a horse at Rouge Park <span class='image-credits'>Anthony Lanzilote</span>


Feature Story Elroy Reese brings a horse into the barn.

How Buffalo Soldiers are making a difference at Detroit's Rouge Park

Once a stable for Detroit police horses, this Rouge Park center now educates the public about the legacy of African-American servicemen known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

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3 lessons I learned about revitalizing community from Jefferson Chalmers

For her last On the Ground story on Jefferson Chalmers, Project Editor Biba Adams shares some key takeaways from her experiences there.

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Join us on April 19 for a Jefferson Chalmers storytelling event!

Join Model and the Manistique Community Treehouse Center for a two-day Jefferson Chalmers community empowerment event.

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VIDEO: Jefferson Chalmers stakeholders speak on history and revitalization

Residents and stakeholders of Jefferson Chalmers share insights on the past and future of their neighborhood.

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ReImagining Equitable Development: Join us on April 27 for IdeaLab Detroit

Join Model D for a day of workshops and other activities exploring the topic of equitable development.

Feature StoryThe Mikulski hens. Photo by David Lewinski.

Metro Detroiters play ‘chicken’ with city councils to legalize backyard fowl

There already were chickens in Berkley, just not legal ones. But resident Courtney Wooten wanted to do everything above board, in part to impress upon her children how they can make a change in their community.

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Strong industry support makes Michigan “easy choice” for Trillium Secure

Connecting to Michigan business support organizations Ann Arbor SPARK and MEDC made all the difference to international cybersecurity firm Trillium Secure. Learn how these connections helped Trillium find the perfect fit in growing mobility hub Ann Arbor.

Feature StoryBarber David Freeman gives Andrew Burnett, Jr. a haircut at Transformations.

These North End shops are turning a John R block into a retail destination

On a strip of John R in Detroit's North End, mom-and-pop-style businesses are finding strength in numbers.

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