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Feature Story Architect, developer, and owner of Rebound Construction, Steven Harris sees better days ahead despite COVID-19's impact in the industry.

New food and coffee projects to boost Detroit's North End rebound after COVID-19

Developer Steven Harris is partnering with some of Detroit's most popular chefs and baristas in a new North End project, the revitalization of a complex on John R Street. The space will include art installations, community spaces, and initiatives from chef Max Hardy (from Detroit Shipping Co.'s Coop) and barista Emily Steffens (owner of The Gathering Coffee Co.).

Feature Story HOPE Village Farmers Market

Resilient Neighborhoods: How two Detroit nonprofits are bringing community into community health

These two Detroit community development organizations are doing their best to put the community back in to community health programming.

Feature Story “This is about supporting each other so we can achieve success. It’s not a competition. It’s about breaking down working in silos,” says Kim Johnson

Nine nonprofit leaders work together to form the Black Executive Director Alliance of Detroit

“I have a high level of respect for the people involved in this group. They work hard and true to their mission. And I can learn a lot from them, sharing resources and opportunities and contacts,” Kim Johnson says. “This is about supporting each other so we can achieve success. It’s not a competition. It’s about breaking down working in silos.”

Feature Story UBE Custard by JP Makes and Bakes

JP Makes and Bakes to launch limited-run Ube purple yam soft-serve

Jonathan Peregrino’s love of food started at a young age. His mom cooked a lot, including making a dessert out of ube, a Filipino purple yam. This weekend he’s collaborating with Huddle, a soft-serve ice cream shop in downtown Detroit, to offer his UBE custard Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Longform Members of the cycling group Spoke Junkies head off on their bi-weekly ride from River's Edge Brewing Company in Milford.

Studies show major economic benefits from parks and trails – and Michigan leaders are catching on

As local studies have identified billions of dollars in economic benefits from the region's parks and trails, area leaders have increasingly come together to acknowledge and better leverage those benefits.

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How to get local produce delivered to your door in Metro Detroit

The pandemic made some things easier, chief among them being easy delivery of fresh food to your doorstep.  Here are some of the abundant options available in Metro Detroit.

Longform Dakarai Carter and Kamaria Gray

Kamaria Gray and Dakarai Carter on their ‘hoodstead’ journeyMODEL D EXPLORER SERIES

"I really want to use our platform to highlight that it's not just crime and gangbanging here. Our neighborhood is beautiful, and it's full of children and like, dudes sitting on the porch."

Partner Content Les Lance, business manager for J&G Pallets, says the building they renovated on Mack Avenue likely would have been demolished without intervention.

Non-profit helping to build resilience in Detroit's small businesses

Business manager Les Lance says he feels like his company has taken the hardest hit they've faced yet: “And we did it standing up.” It's this kind of resilience that LISC Detroit is fostering with loans for Detroit's small businesses. 

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Detroiter Angela Lewis talks 'Snowfall', making it big from the D, and her favorite hometown foods

On “Snowfall,” Aunt Louie is a fan favorite. The character, played by Detroit native Angela Lewis, is a complex one. She is a drug dealer, no doubt about that, but she is also family-focused, and a trustworthy and important leader in her crew. 

Feature Story Hamtramck Police Department

OPINION: Hamtramck does not need a police departmentReplacing the majority-white police force with unarmed resident responders would be a step into the future

Hamtramck’s police force is mainly white with the exception of two Black officers. This leadership doesn’t represent the population of the town, whose biggest ethnic group is Bangladeshi.

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