Things get hot in this episode of Art Detroit when host Sheila Grant enters the world of glass blowing! Artist Rebecca Silverman shows off her mad skills on the blowpipe and takes us inside her freshly minted flame shop while she talks about her "addiction" with creating glass.
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With affordable housing at risk and neighborhoods outside downtown in need of development, the City of Detroit announces a second boost to the Strategic Neighborhood Fund announced earlier this year and the formation of an Affordable Housing Leverage Fund.
Often lost in Detroit’s history is the 1943 riots, a racially charged melee that led to 34 deaths and hundreds of injuries. In response, City of Detroit officials a municipal department focused on civil rights.
Seventy-five years later, it’s now the oldest municipal civil rights department in the country.
Bags to Butterflies a program that aims to provide female returning citizens with training and employment to help them transition back into society, was founded in 2015 by Michelle Smart with women like Ms. Charlene Billups in mind.
Part of Detroit’s oeuvre is that the city was once a stronghold for Jewish residents, especially on the west side. Though many Jewish families now call the suburbs home, there are still many who remain in the city, on all sides of town.
With Hanukkah in full swing, we asked on our social platforms how residents — Jewish or otherwise — observe Hanukkah. Here are a few responses — with photos!
The statistics lay it bare: Detroit teens are two and a half times more likely than other teens in Michigan to become a teen parent. Each year, about 1,600 teens in Detroit become parents.
All right, it might be November still, but we're getting into this Christmas thing a little early.
We've assembled a playlist on the City of Detroit's official Spotify account of holiday songs made by Detroit (or Detroit-adjacent, if the case may be) artists, starting with plenty of Motown favorites, of course, and leading into contemporary takes from the likes of Kem, the Clark Sisters, members of the Winans family, the Queen of Soul and more.