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North End Features

Onyx Ashanti

A new kind of connection: How the North End became a testing ground for innovative technologies

In a neighborhood where personal connections run deep, a number of tech-savvy residents in the North End are trying to educate and innovate to create digital connections as well. 

Imani Mixon and Cornetta Lane

Meet Model D's On the Ground team

Here's the team that'll be bringing you weekly reporting and engaging residents in the North End. 

Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security Network & D-Town Farms

What is the North End? An overview of the latest On the Ground neighborhood

To introduce the latest "On the Ground," series editor Imani Mixon provides a brief overview of the the people, history, and geography of the neighborhood she'll be covering: the North End. 

Jerry Hebron on the porch of her house at Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

Introducing "On the Ground": North End

Starting next week, we'll be publishing weekly stories from our latest "On the Ground" neighborhood, the North End. 

Ingrid LaFleur

Black to Detroit: Imaginative artistic movement Afrofuturism takes root in Detroit

Afrofuturism is an artistic and philosophic movement centered around blackness in science fiction. And Detroit is a major hub in the genre. 
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