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12 year-old Rudy Washington is helping keep the homeless warm

04/05/17

12 year-old Rudy Washington is helping keep the homeless warm

While riding down a street on a bitterly cold winter night, Rudy Washington and his parents noticed a homeless man sitting on the side of the road. With nothing but a pair of boots that were two sizes too small to cover his feet in the frostbiting weather, the homeless man’s feet appeared to be stuck to the ice. So the Washingtons pulled over at a nearby gas station and bought more than 40 pairs of socks for the man. In every encounter he has had since with men and women like that man on the side of the road, he often wonders how these people ended up alone on the streets. “A lot of them are very smart people,” says the Brownstown 12-year-old. There are thousands of homeless people in metro Detroit, and keeping warm is difficult in colder months. Rudy’s...

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This new app brings fitness to your fingertips

04/05/17

This new app brings fitness to your fingertips

Certified personal trainer William McCray's new mobile app releases this month

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DETROIT PROPER: How America's black Muslims are impacted by the current administration

04/05/17

DETROIT PROPER: How America's black Muslims are impacted by the current administration

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

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How young is too young to talk to Kids about slavery?

04/05/17

How young is too young to talk to Kids about slavery?

With Black History Month not too far behind us, the question of when to introduce children to the harsh realities of slavery is one that’s popped up on my Timeline more than once. I get it. It’s an extremely delicate balance between being honest and stealing our children’s innocence. When I look my son in the eyes, I want him to always believe the world is a magical place filled with happiness; a place where old, fat, bearded men sneak into chimneys and bring gifts to all the good boys and girls and bad things never happen to good people – but we all know that isn’t true. I’ve always been an advocate for honesty. Nonetheless, I don’t want to be the Grinch that stole goodness either. That said, how young is too young to approach the topic of...

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Detroit's next leather leader

04/05/17

Detroit's next leather leader

With rise of the city's newfound industry of leather makers, Detroiter C'Erra E. is throwing her hat into the ring with her brand Anthony Neil

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New Detroit, Inc. is working to heal racial divides through genealogical research

04/05/17

New Detroit, Inc. is working to heal racial divides through genealogical research

The service organization celebrates 50 years in action.

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Dancer Jennifer Harge explores black women's emotions in new project

04/05/17

Dancer Jennifer Harge explores black women's emotions in new project

Contemporary dancer Jennifer Harge’s body of work encompasses movement, performance art and black culture. Through her collective Harge Dance Stories, she explores the stories surrounding black bodies. Her newest venture, the (Her)stor(ies) Project, is a performance piece she and four other dancers began working on through a research grant at The Carr Center. The project has evolved into an evening-length dance performance exploring how grief, pleasure and protest impact black women. “I was thinking about how I was handling grief and whose grief I was holding onto. People who I felt connected to through being black,” Harge says. “I was thinking how black women historically have had to handle grief, and whose grief they were responsible for.” The...

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Sharon Madison on her family's early Detroit real estate bet - and how it's paying off

04/05/17

Sharon Madison on her family's early Detroit real estate bet - and how it's paying off

Sharon Madison and her family bet big on downtown Detroit when few others would. Now the building that bears her father’s name is reaping the dividends.

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Kerrie Trahan, Founder of Yoganic Flow

04/05/17

Kerrie Trahan, Founder of Yoganic Flow

Using yoga as a tool, this company aims to get Detroiters healthy – both physically and spiritually.

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Davontae Sanford: Innocence without a doubt

04/05/17

Davontae Sanford: Innocence without a doubt

Almost a year after being imprisoned for four murders he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford is making sure others don’t suffer the same fate.

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