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Come Friendraise with Hatch Detroit Winner Live Cycle Delight!

For those who have heard about or followed the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest in recent months, this year’s winner Live Cycle Delight and its founder Amina Daniels have been on a roll since taking the crown in August’s public vote. This was the fifth year for the annual contest, which is presented by Opportunity Detroit, … Continue Reading →

Calling all entrepreneurs: Reimagine Detroit's transportation

Entrepreneurs! Submit Ideas for Detroit Transportation Challenge IdeaMarket announced its launch of the “Detroit Transportation Challenge”, a contest for entrepreneurs with the most innovative transportation-focused idea to receive up to $250,000, mentoring, and be turned into a Detroit-based company. The challenge’s supporting sponsors are Mission Throttle and Invest Detroit. The Detroit Transportation Challenge model combines … Continue Reading →

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 →