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Ballet Folklorico de Detroit Keeps Mexican Folkloric Dance Traditions Alive in Southwest Detroit

For Hispanic Heritage Month, One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss takes a trip to Southwest Detroit to learn more about Ballet Folklorico de Detroit, a local dance troupe whose mission is to keep the Mexican traditions of folkloric dance alive for a new generation of Mexican Americans living in Southwest Detroit.

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Detroit’s Citywide Community Service Event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Returns August 6

Detroit’s massive, annual community service event, known as “ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day,” returns August 6, 2022. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith about the improvement projects, resource fairs, concerts and art festivals on tap for this year’s event. Plus, a a major collaboration with the Detroit Public School Community District is announced.

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Community Leaders Break Ground on New Centennial Park on Detroit’s West Riverfront

“American Black Journal” producer AJ Walker takes viewers to the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park groundbreaking to hear from the leaders responsible for bringing the park to reality. Plus, Walker takes viewers on a tour of what the park will look like and the activities available for families.

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Last Year’s Flooding Damage Leaves Some Detroiters Still Waiting for Federal Aid, Repairs

Some Detroit homeowners are still trying to clean up the damage to their homes from last year’s major flooding events, and they’re still waiting for financial assistance. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley connect for a discussion about flooding relief, or lack thereof, for Detroit homeowners, the current state of the city’s infrastructure and the risks of heavy rain we may see in the future.

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BridgeDetroit | New Program to Help Detroit Homeowners in Flood-Prone Neighborhoods

Homeowners in some Detroit neighborhoods can apply for a new city program to help protect their basements from future flooding. City officials announced the Basement Backup Protection Program on Monday. It’s an up to $15 million plan, with a pilot phase funded by $2.4 million in federal COVID-19 pandemic relief dollars.

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