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Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Day of the Dead

Southwest Detroit is where the action is this week, when neighborhood folks roll out a variety of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos activities. Great food and good times assured, say our authors, the deadly Linn siblings from City Bird and Nest. 

Declare Detroit: Endorsements for council and mayor

With the General Election looming, we asked our friends at Declare Detroit to share their endorsements for City Council and mayor. Take a look, make some smart choices and get out to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Detroit by District: Gold Coast and the Villages

In his final full report on Detroit's new council by districts, Matthew Lewis heads to the near lower East Side to explore the Villages, made up of historic, leafy neighborhoods with new retail buzz.

Green Grocer: Fresh food aplenty in Southwest Detroit

Everyone knows that heading to Southwest Detroit for restaurant food is a smart thing to do. But fresh produce and meats at neighborhood grocers? You bet, says Nicole Rupersburg, who profiles five of the area's best in this report. 

UIX: Lauren Hood and Deep Dive Detroit

She's co-founder of an organization that aims to create a safe space for uncomfortable conversations between disparate groups. Meet Lauren Hood of Deep Dive Detroit. Tunde Wey of the Urban Innovation Exchange makes the introduction.

City kids: Diversity is a strength in Hamtramck Public Schools

In Hamtramck, where immigrant families from all over the world have settled for generations, students are as likely to speak Arabic or Bengali as they are English. Amy Kuras discovers how the public schools are meeting the challenges of a multicultural population.   

On the Ground: Youth entrepreneurship in action

The Detroit Community Schools is launching a Kickstarter campaign in partnership with TechTown's SWOT City program to raise funds needed to transform a garage into an entrepreneurial incubator. Matthew Lewis reports from Brightmoor.

Green Grocer: A fresh food oasis in Northwest Detroit

Another myth we are happy to help disprove is that Detroit is a food desert. No, no it isn't, and for the next several weeks Nicole Rupersburg will show us what's really up in a series of profiles on full-service stores in neighborhoods throughout the city. 

UIX: Andrea Scobie and Matrix Theatre Company

The company, on Bagley in the heart of Mexicantown, is a stage for both youth and adults in Detroit, offering innovative programs aimed at educating youth in the arts, building community and fostering social justice.

What Cincinnati can learn from Detroit

In a recent city-to-city knowledge exchange dubbed CitySwap, a group of professionals working on Greater Downtown Cincinnati Development traveled to Detroit to tour inspiring projects and places. A team from Model D's sister pub Soapbox came along. Here's what they discovered.

International students at Michigan schools present opportunities for economy

This Wednesday, Oct.16, Global Detroit and the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative release a report detailing where international students in the state are working after they graduate. Andrew Sokoly gives us a preview.

UIX: Detroit Vegan Soul

The city's only 100 percent plant-based foods restaurant, Detroit Vegan Soul in the Villages aims to promote healthful eating in the community. Amy Kuras takes the dairy-free taste test for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 

On the Ground: Curbside economics in Brightmoor

We spent the summer working hard and having fun in the Osborn neighborhood. Now it's on to Brightmoor, on the city's far Northwest side, where Matthew Lewis will be reporting from the inside out for the next three months. 

Brightmoor Alliance revisited

As we launch our On the Ground series in Brightmoor, we step back to take another look at the coalition of nearly 50 organizations dedicated to serving this Northwest Detroit community. Tunde Wey reports for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

Opinion: Change Michigan law, not yourself

Incredibly, if you are lesbian or gay, bisexual or transgender and work in Michigan you can be fired for simply being who you are. Curtis Lipscomb of KICK, a Detroit agency for LGBT African Americans, says the time to change the law is now.
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