Category Archives: Community Issues

Remembering Our Mothers and Fathers

Together with Hospice of Michigan, the James H. Cole Home for Funerals is hosting… Continue reading

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Detroit Community Organizations and Henry Ford Health System Reach Deal

The West Grand Boulevard Collaborative Community Coalition and the Henry Ford Health System have finalized a Letter of Agreement (LOA) Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief

Losing a loved can be one of the most difficult things a person will ever have to endure. Not knowing where to turn for help or even what questions to ask if you do find help can be very frustrating, … Continue reading

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Hard Work in Detroit

The West Grand Boulevard Collaborative is a non-profit community organization made up of 100% volunteer efforts. The WGBC fights for the sustainability and economic vitality of the local community in and around the West Grand Boulevard mainstay between the M-10 … Continue reading

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“Best Funeral Ever”?!?!

After watching “Best Funeral Ever” on TLC Network, I must adamantly state that this was one of the most outrageous misrepresentations of the funeral industry in quite some time. In the African American community a funeral service is often referred … Continue reading

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DPS to Spend $49.4 million in Technnology Upgrades

The Detroit Public Schools announced today that it will spend $49.4 million to upgrade technology throughout the district. The investment, funded through federal stimulus dollars, will provide 40,000 netbook laptop computers and more than 5,000 desktop computers, the DPS’ emergency … Continue reading

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“Rightsizing” Detroit

The city of Detroit’s mayor, Dave Bing, has made a strong argument for what the best course of action should be for the viability of the city.  In the corporate world, his particular recommendation would be called Rightsizing. Rightsizing is the undergoing of a … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Midtown Looks to Have a Promising Future

In recent history, Downtown Detroit has been looked at as Detroit’s crown jewel (as far as location goes); but is the Midtown area slowly becoming the new “Heart of the City”? On Wednesday, October 29th, CEO Rip Rapson stated the … Continue reading

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Your Take On President Obama

Over the past few months, many organizations have made it one of their top priorities to make President Obama out to be a man who has failed his country. Many leaders in the black community have become increasingly critical of … Continue reading

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Woodward M1 Rail

The latest on the status of the Woodward M1 Rail project.    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20100822/FREE/308229990   Woodward Light Rail Project Overview Planning for a rapid transit system began in 2006 when the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted an Alternatives Analysis (AA) study known … Continue reading

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