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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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The Charles H. Wright Museum continues to enhance exhibits with technology, expand its theater

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has been educating Detroiters and visitors on African American history since 1966. The museum continues to expand, introducing new exhibits, bolstering its technology, and expanding its theatre. One Detroit contributor Sarah Zientarski talks with Wright Museum President and CEO Neil Barclay about the improvements being made.

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Newlab at Michigan Central helps shift technology, entrepreneurial landscape in Detroit

Newlab at Michigan Central opened its doors in April 2023 and embodies the story of revitalization and transformation in Detroit. It houses 90 startups in a range of industries from EV off-road vehicles to smart wheels. Newlab CEO Cameron Lawrence talks about efforts to make Detroit a destination for technology and innovation.

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Riverfront East Alliance reflects on 20-year beautification of Detroit Riverfront

Detroit’s riverfront is one of the city’s main attractions. It attracts an estimated 3.5 million people each year. However, back in the late 90s, there was another plan for the riverfront. One Detroit contributor Bryce Huffman talks with members of the Riverfront East Alliance about their past preservation efforts, which helped prevent casinos from being built along the riverfront.

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Mayor Mike Duggan delivers 11th State of the City, discusses city’s revitalization ahead of NFL Draft

Detroit Mayor Duggan delivered his 11th State of the City address at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church on the city’s west side. He talked about the city’s revitalization ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. Contributors Stephen Henderson of “American Black Journal,” Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, and Zoe Clark from Michigan Public discuss Duggan’s speech.

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