February-2016

Samantha White, Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit

Dedicated to diversity and bridging the gap between communities, Shakespeare in Detroit produces shows around metro Detroit—and reminds us of the importance of art.

Detroit’s Lost Heroes

Rosa Parks. Joe Louis. Coleman Young. You know who they are and what impact they had on Detroit. But there are so many more Black Detroiters who made their mark on this city. Discover the stories of six of our unsung heroes.

Remembering Detroit Comic Legend Dwayne McDuffie

Five years ago this month, the comic book world lost some of its color. Dwayne McDuffie, Detroit’s Stan Lee, who worked to improve diversity in the comic universe and break stereotypes, died. But his legacy lives on in what he accomplished and what is yet to come.

Detroit’s Education Quandry

The state of Detroit's schools has been an issue for some time, leaving parents to make difficult decisions between supporting their kids and supporting their city.

Valentine’s Day Wine from House of Pure Vin

Regina Gaines from House of Pure Vin in Detroit, dishes about her business just in time for Valentine's Day.

Cheap Detroit-Area Dates For Valentine’s Day

6 Valentine's Day date ideas in the Detroit-Area that won't break the bank.

Seen Photo Gallery: MLK Commemorative Breakfast

See who we spotted at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Breakfast at the Wright.

Detroit Public Schools Teachers Talk

With all the DPS drama coming to light this year, we spoke to a couple teachers to get their perspective.

Eastern Michigan University to Withdraw from Education Achievement Authority

The Board of Regents voted unanimously to terminate involvement with the EAA but still plans to continue work with Detroit schools and students.

General Holiefield, My Gentle Giant

Detroit-based photojournalist Monica Morgan, shares her story of love and loss

Are Detroit Public Schools students planning a sickout on Count Day tomorrow?

That’s the rumor – at least according to a flyer circulating.

From Small-Town Texas to the Big Apple, Meet Harlem’s Prima Ballerina

The Dance Theatre of Harlem performs three nights this week at the Detroit Opera House.

Music Hall Raises Necessary Funding to Keep Doors Open

The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts kicks of their five-year capital campaign with a successful benefit concert

7 Detroit Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

You know their names and music very well, but you've never seen any of these artists take to the stage and thank everybody, their mama and God for a Grammy award.