Art

Detroit's Revitalization Begins in the Streets

Two weeks ago today, under the banner of the People First Project, I led a group of volunteers to reclaim the parking space in front of Astro Coffee on Michigan Avenue and transform it into a public space. The parklet was an immediate hit and instantly beloved by the community. Like most Detroiters, Corktown residents … Continue Reading →

The Irrelevant Relevance of the Charles H. Wright Museum

I’ve watched Jessica Care Moore’s vision of a curated stage of black women rock ‘n’ rollers take the stage to give an incomparable performance that rivals anything I’ve ever seen, anywhere. The venue in the Wright allowed myself, along with 700 others the opportunity to be intimately involved in the amazing execution of this unique … Continue Reading →

The Film Tax Incentive Dissolution Will Send Many Talented Michiganders Packing

After eight years, Michigan’s film tax incentives are coming to an end. It’s a government program that pushed Michigan to the top of a competitive and lucrative industry. In bringing Hollywood to the Motor City, Michigan’s crew base—old and new—had reason to stay, and perhaps more importantly, had unprecedented opportunities to develop and hone their … Continue Reading →

Things to see and do in Midtown

This video explores things to see and do in Midtown Detroit. Check out a map of all of the places highlighted in this video: bit.ly/dvoiceinmidtown. Do you know another great place we should explore in Detroit? Let us know by posting on our DVoice page on Facebook, or by tweeting at us @DVoiceBlog on Twitter. … Continue Reading →