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There are countless architecture highlights just a short drive from Detroit -- here’s everything you need to plan a day trip (or eight).
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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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When food that he couldn’t serve piled up at his restaurant COOP Detroit, Chef Maxcel Hardy and his culinary students worked to donate it to essential workers.
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Formed in 2020, the Black to the Land Coalition is a Detroit group "of Black, Indigenous and People of Color nature enthusiasts, intent on helping fellow BIPOC actively engage in meaningful outdoor adventures.”
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Darlene Alston opened Just A Bit Eclectic, a tea shop, youth program and farm, on Detroit's west side eight years ago.
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From Detroit Black Restaurant Week to dining domes and a cloud kitchen, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu of East Eats is forging his own path in food.
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