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Maternal mortality rates rising in Michigan, disproportionally impacting Black mothers

Michigan has experienced a rise in maternal deaths as highlighted in an in-depth report by Detroit News. Of particular concern is the disproportionate impact on women of color. Dawn Shanafelt, Director of the Division of Maternal & Infant Health in the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, discusses the disparities among women of color, how to address the problem and more.

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One Detroit Weekend: July 19, 2024

Festivals take center stage in and around Detroit this weekend. People can check out Blake’s Lavender Festival in Armada, the Detroit Book Festival and Festa Italiana in Sterling Heights. There is also the Dam Jam Music Festival in Lansing and Faster Horses Music Festival in Brooklyn. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend” with contributors Cecelia Sharpe and Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ.

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The 33rd annual Concert of Colors returns to Detroit, features tribute to MC5

Concert of Colors, the annual celebration of world music, art and culture, returns to Detroit for its 33rd year. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan talks with Concert of Colors founder Ismael Ahmed about the history of the festival, its growth and how it serves the Detroit community. Plus, Detroit Musician Don Was talks about the festival’s theme of “Peace, Love and Understanding” and a tribute to MC5.

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Future of work report addresses the state of small business in the Detroit area

A report from Detroit Future City examines the challenges and goals for small business and entrepreneurship in the Detroit region. It also highlighted top challenges local small businesses face, including access to capital and navigating the cost of capital. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Tech Town President and CEO Ned Staebler about the health of the local small business economy.

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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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