Category: Detroit

Welcome To The Neighborhood

Detroit’s revitalization has been the subject of enthusiastic headlines around the country – and even around the world – for the past few years. Those of us who live in the city are happy for the optimistic press coverage surrounding multi-million dollar grants such as those seen in the northwest Detroit Fitzgerald neighborhood near Livernois and McNichols or the Inner Circle Greenway, a 26-mile recreational pathway running through a number of Detroit’s neighborhoods, but we also know there is much of the story going untold—the personal stories of the residents that give Detroit its spark and serves as the foundation for its resilience.

Amazon HQ2 vs Detroit Part 2…

Detroit2This is part 2 of Amazon HQ2 vs Detroit. In short, my recap is centered around Detroit not making the cut, and the “real” reasons why. I’m not going to throw in some conspiracy theory as to why it didn’t make it, but rather, state the truth, and pull facts with supporting data when I can. This is not about blowing smoke up Detroit’s butt, I’m going to analyze all points taken in, and arrive with my own conclusions. I addressed the public transportation issue in the metro area of Detroit, and it roots in racism. But, before we continue, let’s look at Amazon’s criteria, and see how Detroit really stacks up.

Amazon H2 vs Detroit, Part 1…

DetroitAmazon just listed their short list for their location for their H2. Detroit didn’t make the cut. Detroit, The Motor City, the Arsenal of Democracy, The Big ‘D’, ground zero for the working middle class, ground zero for the UAW and teamsters, a city at one time was the 4th largest in the United States, did not make the cut for H2.

The Brow Bottega

Every woman knows and can attest to eyebrows being an integral part of their look. It’s one of those things you don’t let just anybody touch, but thanks to Jan’ee Angelique and The Brow Bottega, that may all change. She is the owner and founder of the first and only unisex brow bar in the Detroit area. With over 15 years of experience as an aesthetician, Jan’ee is a certified eyebrow slayer.

2018 Women of Excellence Nominations are Now Open

The Michigan Chronicle is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards. For the past 11 years, the Michigan Chronicle has recognized local African-American women who continue to break the mold and affect change in their profession and community.

Oakland University student leaders to be honored with Keeper of the Dream Awards

Students earning scholarships at this year’s Oakland University Keeper of the Dream event include:
From left: Michela Manga, Kessia Graves, Blake Walton, Farrah Sitto, Obadah Asbahi, Hansen Karyakose, Lakaysha Mitchell.

 

Michigan Chronicle opens nominations for Metro Detroit’s best and brightest ’40 Under 40′

As the late Aaliyah emphasized in one of her hit songs, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”

This old saying proves especially true in Metro Detroit, where many individuals under the age of 40 are doing remarkable things to advance the region and its people.

Mixed-use project boosts prospects for Avenue of Fashion district

A new mixed-use development is being built in the Avenue of Fashion district of Detroit with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project, 7.Liv, aims to bring additional development to the area while attracting residents to an emerging neighborhood in Detroit.MSF approval of a $1.3 million Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant will contribute toward the total capital investment of $8 million. When completed, the project is expected to create 30 full-time equivalent jobs.“7.Liv will bring life back to the heart of Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion district and serves as a promising sign of the continuing redevelopment of Detroit, especially beyond the core downtown areas,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

Michael Eric Dyson analyzes America as only Dyson can

Anyone who has ever heard Michael Eric Dyson speak knows that the only way to properly convey the experience is to let his words do the talking. Because only Michael Eric Dyson can make words dance and sing like he can. Trying to interpret, or blandly report on a Dys-on speech is pretty much like trying to draw a copy of the Michelangelo painting inside the Sistine Chapel using a couple of crayons. Something tends to get lost in translation.Last week, Dyson was in town to deliver the Wayne State University FOCIS (Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society) lecture series 10th anniversary season finale, focusing on race in America. The overarching theme for the entire series was, appropriately, “What in the world is going on?”

Aww Snap! The Bears Have Themselves A Quarterback!

The Bears FINALLY give the people what they want — Mitch Trubisky

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky made his first career start on Monday Night Football vs the Minnesota Vikings (Quinn Harris/ The Bigs Visuals)