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Cornetta Lane is connecting people through stories and cycling

05/03/17

Cornetta Lane is connecting people through stories and cycling

Storytelling have always been important to Cornetta Lane. And so it was natural that she fell back on the power of stories to help heal after her father was shot and killed by his wife in 2015. She looked to Satori Shakoor, founder of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, to help craft a narrative of her father’s life and of her loss. “The art of crafting that story, going from my Rolodex of memories, helped connect me to him,” she remembers. The experience made her determined to preserve many more stories from Detroit’s Core City neighborhood, where Lane, 29, grew up. “Stories have a way of connecting us we never knew existed,” says Lane, who earned a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Wayne State University in the hopes of becoming...

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Meet these Movement first-timers you should see at the festival this year

05/03/17

Meet these Movement first-timers you should see at the festival this year

Kai Alcé, TT the Artist and Sheefy McFly join the lineup

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Jaeellebee Cakes & Sweets bakes up eye-popping goods

05/03/17

Jaeellebee Cakes & Sweets bakes up eye-popping goods

Six years ago Jessica Barnes took a baking class with her mom, today she's running her own baking business

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Hood Book Headquarters is Detroit's hub for urban fiction

05/03/17

Hood Book Headquarters is Detroit's hub for urban fiction

Socked in on Seven Mile, Hood Book Headquarters is an unassuming empire. The store has a relaxed, at-home feel. Its walls are filled with some of the best urban fiction around, smooth sounds play in the background – and you’re in the company of the incomparable Ms. Michel Moore, proprietor and a novelist herself. “Detroit’s book czar,” as she’s put it on social media, Moore has made noise in the urban fiction world since 2004. Her first self-published novel, Say U Promise, which she hawked on the streets of New York, became an Essence Magazine best seller. That quickly grew into a business of both writing and selling books. “I started off just selling my two titles,” Moore says. “After a month I reached out to other authors I...

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These six Detroiters are making it in Hollywood

05/03/17

These six Detroiters are making it in Hollywood

Is it something about the water – or maybe it’s the Faygo pop – that makes Detroiters so talented? We asked six rising stars how their Motown roots helped them make their mark.

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Dr. Carter-Snell opens skin center at The Scott

05/01/17

Dr. Carter-Snell opens skin center at The Scott

The Carter Snell Skin Center is the first tenant to open at The Scott at Brush Park.

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Here’s what to expect from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre this weekend

04/19/17

Here’s what to expect from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre this weekend

The acclaimed dance company will be performing at the Detroit Opera House April 21-21

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Local designer teams up with Lincoln Motor Company to create menswear collection

04/13/17

Local designer teams up with Lincoln Motor Company to create menswear collection

William Malcolm’s designs are inspired by the 2017 Lincoln Continental

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What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

04/10/17

What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

A particular school might not make much of an impression online or through its viewbook, but once a student is there for a visit, it could surge to the top of his or her list. While financial aid and academics are important, the campus vibe should feel right for the student as well. A student who wants the intimacy of a small school won’t feel comfortable on a campus of 50,000. Someone who wants to see the world outside Detroit might not find Wayne State University or even other in-state universities desirable choices. On the other hand, staying close to home could be a plus, ruling out options more than a one-to-two-hour drive from home. CharMaine Hines, associate vice chancellor at Wayne County Community College District, notes that some high school students might not be...

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Mayor Mike Duggan announces $4 million revitalization of Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood

04/05/17

Mayor Mike Duggan announces $4 million revitalization of Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood

The work could begin as early as this month.

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