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Last year, the GM Foundation gave the United Way of Southeastern Michigan a $27.1 million grant to create a Network of Excellence within seven Detroit-area high schools. The goal is to increase the graduation rate and prepare students for higher learning and advanced careers. Along the way, our experts have met some inspiring teachers, principals, mentors and parent volunteers. In a special series in BLAC Detroit magazine, we pay tribute to these School Superheroes. Come back each month to see the latest educational leader who is making a powerful difference in the lives of local students.

Movies Made by Detroiters

Film uses fact and fiction to celebrate the city.

Added: 2012-04-19

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Dear Detroit: A Love Letter

Dear Detroit: A Love Letter

Film uses fact and fiction to celebrate the city.
Added: 2012-04-19
The 1st Time I Committed Suicide

The 1st Time I Committed Suicide

A woman’s inner turmoil reaches its limit.
Added: 2012-01-05
Movie Trailer: “A Love that Hurts” by Walter V. Marshall

Movie Trailer: “A Love that Hurts” by Walter V. Marshall

A once happily married couple begins to experience great strain in their relationship. Then trauma and betrayal disrupt their lives in a way they could never have imagined.
Added: 2011-11-23
Movie Trailer: “Colored Frames” by Lerone D. Wilson

Movie Trailer: “Colored Frames” by Lerone D. Wilson

This documentary examines the last 50 years in African-American art.
Added: 2011-11-17
“The Art of Power” by Adrian Walker

“The Art of Power” by Adrian Walker

Written and produced by Adrian Walker, the CEO of First Element Entertainment, which is headquartered in Detroit, this film is a suspenseful thriller that takes place in Washington, D.C.
Added: 2011-11-11
“Joy Road” by Harry Davis

“Joy Road” by Harry Davis

Starring Wood Harris from the HBO hit “The Wire,” this crime drama explores the prison industrial complex crisis and the uncomfortable truths of Black crime.
Added: 2011-11-04

"Souls of Black Men” by Rodney R. Rhodes

This fictional film tells the story of six African-American men from Highland Park who struggle to succeed and overcome extreme obstacles.
Added: 2011-10-13

"Strong from Detroit" by Jeremy Olstyn

This documentary reveals a Detroit student’s struggle to graduate from a suburban high school.
Added: 2011-08-19

"CornerStore" by Joe Doughrity

Filmed in Detroit, this movie won best comedyat the 2011 Detroit-Windsor International Film
Added: 2011-08-12

"Brothers" by Erica A. Watson

A young Detroit filmmaker wrote, directed and produced this short about a family whose men serve in the Iraq war.
Added: 2011-07-22

"The Black List" by Elvis Mitchell

Here’s one of three documentaries by a Detroit native film critic & filmmaker.
Added: 2011-05-20
“Urban Roots” by Mark MacInnis

“Urban Roots” by Mark MacInnis

This film showcases Detroit’s urban farming movement.
Added: 2011-05-06

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February 2013
School Superhero

Christian Mueller

Christian Mueller knows each of the 450 students at Madison High School by name. “We have a real family feel at our school,” explains Mueller, who is Assistant Principal and the School Improvement Facilitator at the Madison Heights school. “It’s a suburban school with an urban feel.” Find our more about Mr. Mueller and how he's helping to improve Madison High School by watching his video profile on the left.