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Feature Story Formerly a doctor's house, the Irwin art gallery is a space for African American and underrepresented artists.

Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery takes a local approach to fostering arts and culture

The Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery is a community gathering space that aims to provide exposure for emerging and underrepresented artists as well as a platform to support local talent.


Longform R2AAA elder-abuse victims specialist program manager Angela Shepherd, R2AAA assistant director Kara Lorenz-Goings, and R2AAA executive director Julie Wetherby.

Safe Haven programs offer rare respite for Michiganders experiencing elder abuse

Michigan elders experiencing abuse often have comparatively few community resources to turn to for help. But the Safe Haven model offers them safe, temporary housing to escape and get back on their feet.

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24 hours in Detroit with Will Lee, beverage director at Grey Ghost and Second Best

After 19 years in the bar industry, with the last eight spent working in Detroit, Will Lee has learned a thing or two about where to go to experience the best that the city has to offer.


Longform During the week, Jeff Hunt partners with Mark Schroeder, a retired Sterling Heights firefighter paramedic and the program’s other full-time employee.

Covenant Community Care’s Homeless Outreach Program brings compassion to Detroit streets

At places like downtown’s Pope Francis Center, The NOAH Project near Comerica Park, and Manna Community Meals at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Corktown, Covenant’s street team offers weekly clinics where medical staff address a full range of needs. They also seek out those far from the system, the “rough sleepers.”

Feature Story Katelyn Coberley, Bia Hamed, and Paulette Avolio work at Eastern Michigan University's Sill Hall.

Michigan's cybersecurity leaders are pursuing a "culture change" for diversity in their field

The booming mobility sector has a huge and growing need for cybersecurity talent – but the people who currently work in that field still overwhelmingly tend to be white men. However, several local initiatives are paving the way to eliminate barriers and attract more women and people of color to rewarding cybersecurity careers.

 

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CHASS helps vulnerable patient populations access specialty health care in Detroit

CHASS, which turns 50 this year, is a community-based, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in southwest Detroit that provides care to underserved African American and Latino populations. It serves close to 11,000 patients a year, 70 percent of whom are Spanish speaking.


Feature Story King Solomon Baptist Church received a $500,000 Michigan State Historic Preservation Office and African American Civil Rights grant from the National Park Service in September 2019.

King Solomon Baptist Church seeks to canonize its roots, broaden its scope

Supporters of this historic church and its upcoming roof restoration say the project could have rippling positive effects for years to come — not just for the building in question, but for the surrounding neighborhood, too.


Feature Story After shutting down in 1985, Stroh's returned in 2016.

Tapping into nostalgia: Detroit heritage beer brands Stroh’s and Altes see a resurgence

It's your father's beer: Stroh's and Altes are back in Detroit. What's driving the revival behind these brands?

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