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Freelance journalists in Detroit are encouraged to submit pitches for stories about how development affects communities in the city.
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From the aquarium to the zoo, and everything in between.
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Detour Detroit is all about community -- which is why I am so thrilled to announce the launch of our new event series, Detour DoGooders.
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Building Community Value's Detroit real estate course gives Black developers skills to navigate an industry that's historically shut them out.
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The Detroit Training Center works with employers to offer job training programs for skills that are in high demand, with more than 1,000 graduates.
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Here are the events and things to do in Detroit this week we're most looking forward to.
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While DTE recently blamed Michigan’s growing grid problems on the state’s wealth of “beautiful trees” hitting lines, industry experts and stakeholders say the company and regulators are responsible.
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Xtreme 365 founder Quintin Love Jr and fellow boxing coach Terrence Kendricks
Detroit teen Quintin Love, Jr. runs a photography business, holds a 3.5 GPA at Cass Tech and started boxing and mentoring program Xtreme 365 to train other teens.
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From left, Lloyd Toliver, 9, TaNiccia Henry and Ean Toliver, 1, on their front porch. Credit: Nick Hagen
Detroit parent activists dealing with child lead poisoning educate other families and advocate for more testing and enforcement.
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Ryter Cooperative Industries' Karanja Famodou explains how solar energy works. Warren resident Andre Mason aspires to a career in renewable energy.  “I currently work for DTE, but I plan to one day leave substations and go into solar and other sustainable energy,” Mason told Planet Detroit. “I’m motivated by the environment and the children. Energy can be sustainable and still be done economically.” Mason was among eight attendees of Design-Build Green Hub’s solar panel workshop last week in partnership with Ryter Cooperative Industries.  Design-Build Green Hub is a space currently being constructed in Southwest Detroit that plans to host green construction and
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Michelle Smart founded Bags to Butterflies, an artisan handbag social enterprise in Detroit, to offer women “a job that understands.”
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Explore farmers markets, volunteer, and eat and dance your way through the week.
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Therapist Kymaletha Brown opened the Great Divine Center, focused on women’s wellness, on Detroit’s east side last month.
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