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North End Collective offers new retail experience
Mar01

North End Collective offers new retail experience

North End Collective is a new retail and entrepreneurial collaboration in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, near New Center, that offers a new kind of shopping experience to the area. Midtown Detroit Inc., a group that works towards community collaboration and positive growth, owns the building where the North End Collective now operates. Small businesses and startups are able to engage in accelerator experiences in a 2,000...

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Downtown Boxing Gym Packs a Punch with Youth Program
Feb01

Downtown Boxing Gym Packs a Punch with Youth Program

Downtown Boxing Gym has always been more than a boxing gym and as the years go on, the organization reaches more Detroit youth. “Books Before Boxing” is their motto, and they combine enrichment, education, community service, mentoring, intervention, physical activity and a whole lot more to make their youth program successful. Khali Sweeney, the founder and program director at Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG), started dreaming up the idea...

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Blue Pigs reunite to foster inspiration and opportunity for Detroit youth
Dec01

Blue Pigs reunite to foster inspiration and opportunity for Detroit youth

A group of Detroit police officers called the Blue Pigs have a new plan this year, and that plan is to issue tickets to young students. These new tickets are much different than the ones they issue on duty, however- this kind of ticket is called a Ticket to Success. The Blue Pigs formed back in the early 70s from a group of police officers who liked to spread positivity through live music. The band toured schools and community events...

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BROTHER AND SISTER DUO CHANGES LIVES WEEKLY
Nov01

BROTHER AND SISTER DUO CHANGES LIVES WEEKLY

Robby Eimers, a 14-year-old humanitarian, started his own foundation for helping the homeless when he was only nine. Soon after, he brought his younger sister on as his partner. After that, Robby, with the help of his family and friends, raised over $60,000 over the years. Their foundation, The Eimers Foundation, has 501 (c)(3) status and he doesn’t plan on stopping his mission any time soon. “My grandma and her friend took me to...

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Self publish your work with Detroit’s new independent publisher, Meta Lark
Sep01

Self publish your work with Detroit’s new independent publisher, Meta Lark

Self publishing can be a daunting task for even the most skilled of writers and a Detroit native took matters into her own hands and launched Meta Lark Publishing, an indie publisher. Zuri McWhorter is a Detroit native and a graduate from Renaissance High School. She went on to study English Literature at Michigan State University and Wayne State University worked as an English tutor in Portland, Oregon, and started Meta Lark...

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Our/Detroit Vodka celebrates two years in Southwest
Aug01

Our/Detroit Vodka celebrates two years in Southwest

Our/Detroit, the first micro-distillery in the United States, is part of the Our/Vodka family and made up of an all-woman team that partly distills, blends and hand bottles vodka at their Bagley Street location. This August, the Detroit brand celebrates two years in business. Our/Vodka is an international brand and the first leg is in Berlin. Detroit was the second Our/Vodka to open up in 2014 and since then the team has been building...

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