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City Kids: Belle Isle kicks off a kid-friendly spring

For generations, Belle Island has been a fair weather destination for families with kids. This year, improvements to the island and expanded hours at a few of its institutions make it an even better spot for kids to play. Amy Kuras has the scoop.

Collaborative video project to document a day in the life of Detroit

On Saturday, April 26, Detroit's film and video community will embark on a collaborative project documenting a day in the life of the city. Will you join them?

Satori Shakoor and the power of telling true stories

Satori Shakoor is a performer who believes that true stories have the power to transform people. Dennis Archambault tells us how Shakoor's stories transform audiences every month at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown.

How Detroit became America's greatest sports city

Many have heard Detroit referred to as the "City of Champions," yet few know the history behind the nickname. Now a pair of Detroiters are working to revive Detroit's status as a capital of the sporting world.

Inclusive crowdfunding: Andrea Perkins and Benevolent

Amanda Lewan of Urban Innovation Exchange writes about how Andrea Perkins and Benevolent Detroit are connecting low-income Detroiters with resources through a unique crowdfunding platform.
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Stories from the new economy: NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth

Last week, the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
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