Author: The Associated Press

‘The Dean’ deserves due process

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.

Unfinished Gratiot jail site no longer an option for new jail

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.

The Carr Center Presents The Detroit Diaspora Exhibition

Michael Kelly Williams

Detroit artists creating global art and bringing it home

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.

Food power!

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,

Acclaimed artist Mark Bradford to speak at Detroit Institute of Arts Oct. 19

Mark Bradford

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.

A Neighborhood Farmers market wraps its music series with national talent

Anthony David

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.

Mack-Ashland Community Center ribbon cutting

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.

Heaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City Clerk

“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.”

Palmer Park holds Garden Party Benefit Sat. Sept 10

Media preview for the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin in Detroit, Michigan, which was designed by famed architects George D. Mason and Zacharia Rice for Senator Thomas Palmer and his wife Lizzie Merrill Palmer in 1885. They donated it to the city of the Detroit in the last 1800s with land to create a public park. In the mid-1970s, the historic cabin (used as a museum) was closed and most furnishings were donated to the Detroit Historic Society and stored at Historic Fort Wayne. In 2012, the nonprofit People for Palmer Park (PFPP) initiated work to clean and restore the cabin. In June 2017, the original stained glass windows were restore by PFPP, and the city of Detroit rebuilt the foundation, porch, and other exterior portions of the cabin, as well as restored the cedar shake roof. — PHOTO: Barbara Barefield

Turn Around Café helps teens improve their lives

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.