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Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit leaders navigate grief, racism through collaboration

“I think we just have to call the thing a thing, and figure out how to deal with it and be bold.”

Feature StoryBakpak Durden and Cyrah Dardas stand in front Durden's mural titled “a constellation in winter” located at the LGBT Center in Detroit.

Power through publishing: Detroit artists launch QTBIPOC and Disabled BIPOC centered zine press

Detroit artists and partners Bakpak Durden and Cyrah Dardas, who have been working as artists and with artists in the city, didn’t see a space for artists like them. So they made one of their own.

Feature StoryAfter three months of being closed, The Block in Midtown reopened June 18 for carryout and delivery.

Entrepreneur diaries: Stephanie Byrd on reopening, staffing woes, and why #BLM isn't a trend

Now is the time to try new things, says co-owner of Midtown neighborhood bar and restaurant, which is now offering carryout services.

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Rabbi Ariana Silverman finds new ways to connect the Jewish community in Detroit amid the pandemic

三邦Faced with the unprecedented challenge of closing the Downtown Synagogue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbi Ariana Silverman discovered new ways to keep her congregation connected while following thousands of years of Jewish tradition.


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Some boys hear more than others about our threatening world

When raising a houseful of five young Black men means you have to prepare them so they can survive.

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Art as protest: How Sydney James and her team of artists created the Malice Green mural in a week

三邦Victims of police killings are often criminalized. For Sydney G. James, there is no justification. So she decided to use her art to be a voice for her disgust at yet another slaying of a Black person at the hands of those hired to protect and serve them. 


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BASH Original Izakaya owner learns running a new restaurant amid a pandemic is not business as usual

When restaurateur Ben Nolan opened the chic Woodbridge restaurant with his business partners in early January, they anticipated it would be busy and running smoothly by summer. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.


Feature StoryDazmonique Carr works at Earthworks' Farmers Market in 2018 when she was an E.A.T. participant.

Planting seeds for change: This Detroiter aims to change perceptions around food

Deeply Rooted Produce is a mobile food distribution hub that serves as a link between local growers and Detroiters.

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