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10 things to do in Detroit this weekend, February 22 - February 24 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:56


Watch the 2019 Oscar Shorts Program at the DIA.  

Enjoy the sweet sounds of afrobeats, Latin Trap, and more at SoulSolSole.  

Watch a showing of Black Panther for the final weekend of Beacon Park’s February Flicks series.  

Six black-led organizations win $300,000 in funding for youth programs in Detroit Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:49

Six nascent nonprofits and community organizations will divide $300,000 in funding to further their missions in serving children of Detroit.

The My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge will award $50,000 to each organization as part of an overall initiative to distribute funding to programs that would not normally meet philanthropic funding qualifications. The funding target organizations which are relatively new and do not have established funding streams or 501(c)3 status, but are working toward those goals.

10 things to do in Detroit this weekend, February 8 - February 10 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:48


Attend the Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends at Campus Martius.  

Get your dental appointment needs at the Dental Day at Farwell Recreation Center.

See electronic musician Shigeto at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  

Tell us your Detroit love story Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:47

Last year, we here at The Neighborhoods photographed several couples who met in Detroit, or who had their first date in Detroit. This year, we’re back for a second round of love stories.

Did you meet your significant other somewhere in the city? Tell us your story, and we’ll photograph you for our series at that very spot. Or, if your first date was somewhere in town, we’ll take you there, too.

Was it ice cream at the walk-up Dairy Queen? Maybe in the church choir? The cafeteria at high school? Take us to where it all began.

Come celebrate the final month of Neighborhood Natives jacksonjam@det… Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:30

The Neighborhoods and the Detroit Public Library proudly present the Neighborhood Natives reception and panel on February 6.

Since December, the Neighborhood Natives photo exhibit has hung in the halls of the Detroit Public Library’s main branch. Curated by City of Detroit photographer Cyrus Tetteh and social media manager Amber M. Lewis, the exhibit highlights and celebrates native Detroiters and ex-pats who proudly rep their city. Each Neighborhood Native is shot in the neighborhood in which they grew up and each photo has a story to tell.

Here's how thousands of Detroit can get a paying summer job in 2019 Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:43

Gail Fulton is a shining example of the potential youth have in Detroit.

The Eastside native and Cass Tech alumna has been working as an assistant to Detroit City Council liaison Stephanie Washington, having landed the full-time job after working at the City of Detroit with the Grow Detroit Young Talent program.

Reminder for Detroiters: In cold temps, keep pets indoors, too Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:56

City officials are reminding residents to not forget about pets during extreme cold temperatures.

Detroit Animal Care and Control urges pet owners to keep pets inside. If the weather is too cold for a human, it is certainly too cold for an animal.

If dogs are left outside, they should have a draft-free shelter large enough to stand and turn around in yet small enough to retain body heat. Use a layer of straw or other bedding material to help insulate them against the cold.

13 things to do in Detroit this weekend, January 25 – January 27 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:19


Watch a free screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Senate Theater. Don’t forget to dress in theme!  

Check out Trap & Paint at The Craft Cafe Detroit.  

Get free Hudsonville ice cream at Winter Blast Weekends.  


With diligence, patience, Wayne County still moving on hundreds of untested rape kits jacksonjam@det… Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:37

It wasn’t that long ago that for many Detroit-area women, they only found closure to their rape investigations 30 years after first reporting their assaults.

UPDATED FOR 2019: Here's a complete list of warming centers and emergency shelters in Detroit Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:57

The City of Detroit, the Detroit Police Department and DTE Energy have compiled a list of shelters and warming centers across Detroit that are able to provide shelter during cold-weather extremes.


St. Johns Community Center, 14320 Kercheval St., 48215. Contact 313-823-8323. Serves single adults.

Operation Get Down, 10100 Harper Ave., Detroit, MI 48213. Contact 313-921-9422. Serves single men.

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