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One Detroit Weekend: July 12, 2024

This weekend, the African World Festival will feature live music, vendors, community resources and more in Hart Plaza. There are a few places to find art too, like the Wyandotte Street Art Fair and Art in the Park. Plus, don’t miss the Blissfield River Raisin Festival. Watch “One Detroit Weekend” to find out what else is happening in and around the city this weekend and beyond.

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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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One Detroit Weekend: Fourth of July

The city of Commerce kicks off its summer concert series, the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair returns and there’s cars and coffee at the M1 Concourse. Plus, there’s a host of live performances to check out, such as The Beach Boys, Kidz Bop Live and a Tchaikovsky Spectacular. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Pewabic: One of the nation’s oldest pottery and ceramics factories

Over in Detroit’s East Village, a neighborhood down by the river on the city’s east side, you’ll find a working piece of machinery that’s been operating since the time of Henry Ford’s Model T. The Pewabic Pottery ceramics factory has been running its antiquated clay mixing machine since 1912. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits Pewabic to learn about its history and how it’s still going strong today.

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One Detroit Weekend: June 28, 2024

Fourth of July celebrations are kicking off in and around Detroit this weekend. Visit the Salute to America commemoration at Greenfield Village in Dearborn or head to downtown Highland for the Red, White and Blues Festival. Plus, the summer festivities continue with the Taylor Summer Festival, the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and more. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Making Amends: The Quest for Reparations | American Black Journal & BridgeDetroit Town Hall

“American Black Journal” and BridgeDetroit co-host a virtual town hall on reparations. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson moderates a thought-provoking conversation with local experts on the status of Detroit’s reparations task force and how other cities have addressed reparations. The town hall also examines the University of Michigan’s research on city government and discrimination.

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Hundreds in attendance at 17th annual Silence the Violence march to end gun violence

At the 17th annual Silence the Violence march, families and supporters come together to honor loved ones lost to gun violence and advance efforts to eradicate gun violence. This year’s event included Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, Detroit Police Chief James White and others. Contributor Daijah Moss talks with attendees and hears from Church of the Messiah Pastor Barry Randolph.

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One Detroit Weekend: June 21, 2024 

It’s the first official weekend of summer. Kick it off by watching the sunset at the Detroit Zoo, checking out some handmade glass at the Michigan Glass Project Art, Glass and Music Festival in Detroit, or heading to Log Cabin Day at Palmer Park in Detroit. See what else is coming up around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit contributors discuss ripple effects following alleged embezzlement from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Nearly $40 million has allegedly been stolen from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The nonprofit’s former chief financial officer, William Smith, has been accused of stealing from the organization and faces charges of bank and wire fraud. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, Nolan Finley and Zoe Clark discuss what’s at stake for the community and conservancy in the wake of the scandal.

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4th Annual Obsidian Theatre Festival in Detroit highlights Black stories and storytellers

The 4th annual Obsidian Theatre Festival returns to Detroit from June 27-30, bringing a diverse array of original plays, a musical, and a cabaret to various downtown locations. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with festival organizer John Sloan III, CEO & Artistic Director of GhostLight Creative Productions, about this year’s festival and the additional activities taking place this month.

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