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African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza for 41st annual celebration of African diaspora

The 41st annual African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza July 12-14 to celebrate and showcase the culture, arts, and community spirit of the African diaspora. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Yolanda Jack, Manager of Community Engagement at The Wright Museum, about the festival’s growth, how it celebrates the African diaspora, and what attendees can expect at this year’s festival.

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ARISE Detroit! highlights new ‘My Neighborhood Matters’ campaign during 18th annual Neighborhoods Day

The 18th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, a citywide celebration of community spirit and service, returns on Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s event, themed “My Neighborhood Matters,” aims to amplify the voices and stories of Detroit residents. Host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit! Executive Director Luther Keith about this year’s event and the “My Neighborhood Matters” campaign.

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Michigan Science Center brings traveling ‘Above & Beyond’ aviation exhibit to Detroit

The Michigan Science Center in Detroit was recently named a top science museum in the county by USA TODAY readers. The center’s newest traveling exhibit, Above & Beyond, takes visitors through an aviation and outer space experience. One Detroit contributor Sarah Zientarski talked with Michigan Science Center President & CEO Christian Greer about the exhibit and other interactive experiences there.

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Michigan Central Station reopens after historic six-year transformation spearheaded by Ford

For three decades, Michigan Central Station sat vacant in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, falling into deep decay. After a six-year renovation spearheaded by Ford Motor Company, the station reopened to the public June 6, 2024. One Detroit’s Will Glover and Chris Jordan toured the newly restored station and show the historic transformation.

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Detroit People’s Food Co-op opening broadens access to healthy foods in the city’s North End

A new Black-led, cooperatively owned grocery store has opened in Detroit’s North End neighborhood. The Detroit People’s Food Co-op, a $21 million project, started welcoming shoppers on May 1. BridgeDetroit reporter Jena Brooker and One Detroit’s Jonathan Shead examine the impact the food co-op will have on healthy food access and economic development in the city.

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