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Hamissi Mamba

VIDEO: Hamissi Mamba of Baobab Fare on the challenges and thrills of business ownership as a refugee

Four Detroit entrepreneurs told their stories of business ownership at Startup Story Night this year. The second entrepreneur to take the stage was Hamissi Mamba of Baobab Fare, an East African restaurant concept started by Mamba and his wife.

Serena Maria Daniels

How three women saw gaps in Detroit media and started their own publications

In the last few years, several Detroit women have founded their own media outlets. And while they all cover Detroit through their own unique lenses, they do have one thing in common: uplifting voices that didn't have one in mainstream media.

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How two new curators at the Detroit Institute of Arts are remaking the contemporary galleries

Assistant curators Taylor Renee Aldridge and Lucy Mensah not only designed the museum's latest exhibit exploring the meaning of home, but are in the midst of a massive overhaul of the Contemporary Galleries that will last over a decade. 

Javanbakht and Grasser

Suffering in silence: How Metro Detroit supports the health of its youngest immigrants and refugees

The experience of moving to a foreign country can be traumatic for children, especially those fleeing persecution or war. Metro Detroit organizations are giving immigrant and refugee children tools to heal from traumatic experiences for a better future.

Lisa Lipscomb-Jones at Neinas Dual Language Academy

How good teachers are making a difference in Metro Detroit's multiethnic classrooms

American students are more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Thats why teachers in multiethnic communities are responding by developing more inclusive curriculums.
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New Michigan Media LIst

Stories from the new economy: New Michigan Media

New Michigan Media launched with the goal of cataloging minority media outlets throughout Michigan in order to build a network that could bring minority concerns and issues to a broader audience, tear down restrictive silos, and create stronger voices for minority communities at policy discussions. It had never been attempted.


Stories from the new economy: ACCESS Growth Center

ACCESS Growth Center assists immigrant entrepreneurs in making Metro Detroit more than a place of residence -- but rather a place they can call home.
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