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Without Detroit's urban leaders, the city would not have the richness it has today. Whether it's promoting the ousting of the Nain Rouge or organizing a neighborhood-based futbol league or creating organizations to save Detroit's green spaces, it's all pushed to the forefront by Detroit's array of urban leaders.
Can Metro Detroit's municipalities cooperate?
Monday, November 14, 2016
In the wake of a narrow defeat for regional transit, Ellen Vial explores how we might learn from regional cooperation in Pittsburgh and the Twin Cities.
Keeping the peace: Wayne State program continues longtime work of youth conflict resolution
Emell Derra Adolphus
Monday, August 22, 2016
As the 50th anniversary of the Detroit 1967 approaches, Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies continues to challenge tomorrow's young leaders to take action today.
Through business stardom and personal struggles, Pashon Murray remains focused
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt, has visited the White House, been featured in a Ford commercial, and written about in national magazines. All this publicity has been great for her composting business, but it hasn't come without difficulties.
The Downtown Boxing Gym is much more than a boxing gym
Monday, July 18, 2016
Carlo "Khali" Sweeney is the founder of a boxing gym on Detroit's east side that develops good citizenship in urban youth through a wide variety of educational and fitness programs and voluntary service.
Opinion: How to combat bias in STEM
Dr. Tonya Matthews
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, writes about what we can do to resist bias against girls in science education and hiring.
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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun.
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Using the literary arts to fight blight on Tuxedo Street
Dubbed the Tuxedo Project, the house at 7124 Tuxedo St., former home of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Stephen Henderson, will become a literary and community center, complete with an English professor-in-residence.
Third round of grant program seeks to give $2M to Detroit non-profits
Creative writing center 826michigan to open Eastern Market storefront
Final Four local businesses compete for $50,000 grand prize
2,000 affordable housing and community development professionals to convene in Detroit
NSO bike tour to raise money, awareness in fight against homelessness
Retail Boot Camp accepting applications for next session
New beverage director to accompany Rock City Eatery's move to Midtown
Corktown Farmers' Market returns this week
Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award
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New pilot program could rewrite zoning codes for the better
According to the Detroit News, a new "pink zone" pilot program, meant to ease zoning restrictions, could be on the way next summer.
Source: The Detroit News
Ron Scott, Detroit peace activist, dead at 68
Source: MLive & Detroit Free Press
Washington Post examines 'unconventional' fixes for Detroit's unconventional housing market
Source: Washington Post
Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit activist and philosopher, dies at 100
YouthfulCities seeks Detroit research fellow
Celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Detroit activist and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs
Source: James and Grace Lee Boggs Center
Policy Lab conference to tackle regional transit issues June 3-5 in Port Austin
Source: After the Storm
Wayne State University issues call for new cohort of Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Dave Eggers, best-selling author and philanthropist, to speak at WSU's Van Dusen Lecture Series
Study questions inclusivity of revitalization efforts in Detroit
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Local semi-pro soccer player one of area's youngest non-profit execs by day
There are a lot of remarkable things about Ezekiel Harris, perhaps none more than the fact that he was named executive director of MACC Development before his 24th birthday.
Grace in Action collectives provide job/skills training in Southwest Detroit
New Economy Initiative sends staff to co-working spaces
M-1 Rail construction comes alive, Duggan calls for expansion
Southwest Rides bridges bicycles and business in Springwells
Sit On It starts crowd funding to build 200 bus benches
PALAV works to send neonatal equipment to India
U-M social entrepreneurship partnership in Detroit creates jobs
D:hive celebrates one year growing Detroit
Quicken Loans aims for 700-800 interns this summer
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