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The Neighborhoods wins Emmy for documentary on school music program Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:48

A nine-minute documentary produced for the City of Detroit’s Neighborhoods channel was awarded an Emmy on Saturday, the first major award for The Neighborhoods in less than a year since launching in August 2017.

Circumference: Father's Day 2018 clarkek@detroi… Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:45

Happy Father's Day!

16 things to do in Detroit this weekend, June 1 - June 3 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:21

JUNE 1  

Get a free “donut” for National Donut Day at Edible Arrangement’s 8 Mile location. This donut is actually a donut-shaped Granny Smith apple slice hand-dipped in gourmet chocolate.  

Watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.  


Lowering Detroit’s infant mortality rate by partnering women mentors with moms-to-be

It’s a story repeated time after time again: Women of color dying during or after childbirth, or their infants not living long enough to see their first birthday. Here in Detroit, Black and Latino babies are twice as likely to die before turning one compared to their white counterparts, but a local program is fighting to lower the infant mortality rate. 

6 things to do in Detroit this weekend, May 26 - May 27 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:09

MAY 26  

Celebrate the birthplace of Techno at Movement Electronic Music Festival 2018.  

Attend the grand opening of Kalahari African Cuisine for a taste of West African cuisine.  

Take a cooking class at Eastern Market Corporation.  


City of Detroit staffers earn Emmy nominations

Two videos produced for the City of Detroit’s Neighborhoods channel (Comcast Channel 21) have been nominated for regional Emmy awards.

A six-minute documentary featuring a youth boxing program at Matrix Human Services on Detroit’s east side and a nine-minute documentary featuring a music program that teaches young men how to change their narrative through hip-hop, both filmed and produced by videographer Jeremy Brockman, each were nominated this week. The awards ceremony will be held in June.

9 things to do in Detroit this weekend, May 18 - May 20 clarkek@detroi… Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:10

MAY 18  

Enjoy the Prince and MJ Experience at El Club.  

Join Blossoms Midtown for their Free Friday Happy Hours, complete with complementary champagne.

Get ready for a sweet potato tasting extravaganza at the House of Pure Vin & Sweet Potato Sensations Social Tasting Open House.

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