Of all of the politicians being paraded publicly in this barrage of accusations and allegations, ranging from simple misconduct to criminal offenses, John “The Dean” Conyers has handled his supposed entanglement with more decorum than most.
Today, Wayne County announced that it does not intend to complete the unfinished jail at Gratiot as Wayne County and Rock Ventures move closer to reaching agreement on a deal that would result in a new criminal justice center near I-75 and Warren Ave. Negotiations continue, and tentatively include having Rock Ventures pay a previously approved $500,000 stipend to Walsh Construction for submitting a response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) to finish the partially constructed jail.
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Detroit artists creating global art and bringing it home
What: Opening of the exhibition The Detroit Diaspora, co-curated by native Detroiter and Cass Technical High School graduate and Carr Center Resident Artist Michael Kelly Williams and Dr. Cledie Taylor. This exhibit will explore Detroit’s reach by featuring Detroit natives who are now making art all over the world. Exhibition will run through December 29.
Over 300 U.K fans will visit Detroit for first time festival celebrating All Things Motown/Soul
For the third year, Detroiters will gather to celebrate people making a difference in the food system at the annual Detroit Food Policy Council Food Power Awards. The event was formerly known as the Golden Beet awards. The awards celebration is 6-8 p.m. October 19 at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Avenue. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for two and are available from any Detroit Food Policy Council member or on the DFPC website, detroitfoodpc.org.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents a talk by critically acclaimed artist Mark Bradford on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The free event is hosted by the DIA’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art and is made possible with the generous support of CULTURE LAB DETROIT.
Detroit has always been the heart of music and culture. The Live6 Alliance along with Detroit’s Urban Organic Lifestyle Marketing have activated and energized a patch of land to create, Market on The Ave., to underscore both music and culture in the context of a farmers market, tapping into the talents of residents from the area as well as regional and national talents.
The Mack Ashland Community Center located at 3783 Ashland Street was built for 28 families living in the Mack Ashland II development a supportive housing neighborhood that is currently helping to improve parenting, socialization skills and sustainable independent living. Northeast Guidance Center and Southwest Solutions have a created a space for residents and their families to come together for education, exercise and social activities. The KaBOOM playground was constructed with the help of 50 volunteers who helped to complete the project.
“Today, I am endorsing the dramatic change and transformative leadership that’s needed in the clerk’s office,” said Wheeler. “The turnout for our last primary election was abysmal, and I hold our current clerk responsible for the office’s persistent lack of engagement with our community and consistent disrespect for the duties of the office. Therefore, I support Garlin Gilchrist to be Detroit’s next city clerk.”
The aroma of freshly brewed coffee greets employees who work for the various businesses located inside Detroit’s Lakeshore Global headquarters in New Center. The approximately 500 square foot corner space is a one-stop shop for busy workers and visitors who want to grab a beverage and a muffin for breakfast or a light snack at lunchtime. It’s quick, easy and has an added bonus; it is giving a much needed job training opportunities for disadvantaged youth.