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Longform ‘MeMe’ Anderson. Courtesy photo.

‘MeMe’ Anderson takes Model D on an awe-inspiring tour of public art and design in DetroitModel D Explorer Series

Later this month, Anderson will vie for a $25,000 grant from the Rebrand Black Accelerator program. A win would complete her fundraising efforts for Electric Fruit, a mobile art gallery for Black artists and designers.

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Milwaukee Junction’s economic development could provide template for Southwest Detroit and beyond

A Detroit non-profit’s Milwaukee Junction economic development plan could provide a blueprint for other areas, such as Southwest Detroit, to boost equitable development and include community voices. 

Feature Story Photo courtesy Peacock Room.

Ready for spring? Check out these five Detroit spring dress destinations

There hasn’t been much opportunity to dress up over the past year, but, as a growing number of Detroiters are opting to be vaccinated, there is hope. Because spring means pastels and frilly dresses to me. 

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Marygrove Conservancy shines in Impact Report

Established in 2018, The Marygrove Conservancy built on the legacy of the historic institution that provided excellence in education for over 90 years at the Northwest Detroit campus.

Feature Story Photo courtesy Black Bottom Garden Center.

Black-owned cooperative startups in the North End model opportunity for more equitable Detroit

Three new cooperative businesses are taking shape in the North End neighborhood, all owned and operated by Black Detroiters, mostly women living and working in the community.

Feature Story A section of the Bay to Bridge trail in Port Huron.

Great Lakes Way project aims to unify greenways and water trails along Michigan's southeast coast

A new effort is underway to establish a world-class land and water trail running along Michigan's lower eastern coast.  

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Southfield's Drifter Vans brings #vanlife spirit to Metro Detroit

With more than 9.7 million posts on Instagram, the #vanlife hashtag shows the popularity of converting cargo vehicles into campers was on the rise even before COVID-19. 

Feature Story Deeply Rooted Produce founder Dazmonique Carr wants to improve Detroit residents' access to healthy produce.

Detroit food justice advocate works to deliver healthy, equitable produce during COVID-19

As a college student, Deeply Rooted Produce founder Dazmonique Carr experienced food insecurity. Now her company is working to create more equitable access to affordable, high-quality produce for Detroiters at every income level.

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‘Not too fast, not too slow’: Todd Scott explores the city on two wheelsMODEL D EXPLORER SERIES

Exploring a city by bike is the Goldilocks of transportation options. Not too fast, not too slow, and nimble enough to stop and check something out along the way.  

Feature Story Stephen Merriweather (left) and Sharnita Johnson . Photo by Nick hagen.

For this Detroit developer, building generational wealth fuels her dreams

For Sharnita Johnson and her brother Stephen Merriweather, renovating the property their father purchased in Detroit's Hope Village neighborhood is a mission that honors not only his legacy but provides a future for their family’s next generation.   

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