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Feature Story Recycle Here

How Dreamtroit could be a case study for places stemming loss of culture, affordability

Matt Naimi and Oren Goldenberg, the owners of the Recycle Here! and Lincoln Street Art Park complex, aim to combat displacement of artists and to preserve culture in the neighborhood where Naimi’s fostered a creative and green-minded community around a factory ruin and a garbage dump (as he fondly puts it) since 2005.

 

Feature Story Spirit of Detroit

These 6 Detroiters will share stories about their neighborhoods as Model D community correspondents

A new Model D project is aimed at helping citizen journalists cover news of what's happening in the communities where they live.

Feature Story Junk Food and Friends, KaToya Scott , Detroit

Community leans in to help Detroit ice cream entrepreneur through COVID-19

Detroit entrepreneur KaToya Scott has witnessed the joy her truck's ice cream can bring people, but she never expected her community to respond with an outpouring of support to help her business survive COVID-19 setbacks. "You don’t think people care and here are people saying ‘hey we see you.’ "

Feature Story Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez

Immigrant entrepreneur uses culinary connection to feed a vision for Detroit

Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez has come a long way from selling cheesecakes door-to-door in Southwest Detroit as a kid. Now the co-founder of Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week owns his own marketing agency and works toward bringing equity to minority- and immigrant-owned businesses: "I want to continue a legacy that doesn’t start or end with me.”

Feature Story woodbridge-hops

This neighborhood is hopping: How a collective of Woodbridge residents created a ‘co-hop'

In its inaugural year, 20 people (all new to hop growing) participated in the Woodbridge Co-Hop and 45-plus pounds of hops were harvested over two harvest days to create a unique neighborhood brew called Woodbridge Wet Hop Pale Ale brewed by Brew Detroit. The beer will be sold at Brew Detroit’s Corktown location and the Woodbridge Pub.


Feature Story Mose Primus, Yorkshire Woods

Community garden helps dreams grow in Detroit's east side, despite COVID-19

It's taken many hands to grow the community garden space in Yorkshire Woods, but the team behind the outdoors space know how important it is, especially during COVID-19, and show no signs of slowing: “In the last five years what we have done is given the community a place to be peaceful."

Feature Story The Love Building at 4741 Grand River Ave. in Core City

Allied Media Projects begins development of Love Building in Core City

Construction began in earnest this September, beginning work to redevelop the 100-year-old building at 4731 Grand River Ave. from a hive of artist studios into the headquarters for Allied Media Projects, Detroit Justice Center, Detroit Disability Power, Detroit Narrative Agency, Detroit Community Technology Project, and Paradise Natural Foods. 


Feature Story This mural by Detroit-based artist Ndubisi Okoye is one of eight murals that will be painted in six cities across Michigan. All of the murals are being created in collaboration with Detroit-based gallery and arts publisher 1xRUN and local artists to

Election 2020: What Detroit voters need to know

Is voting by mail safe? What should you do if your polling location is closed? How can you really spot fake news? Three experts debunk myths and share pointers on how to plan for this year's election.

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