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

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.

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

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.

Detroit Association of Black Organizations launches free Community Empowerment Speaker Series

Detroit Association of Black Organizations launches free Community Empowerment Speaker Series

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has launched a Community Empowerment Speaker Series with the aim to enlighten and energize Detroit residents. The free series features well-known speakers discussing critical issues that impact the Black community. Host Stephen Henderson talks with DABO CEO Rev. Horace Sheffield III about the series and getting out the vote in November.

Detroit Public TV changes name to Detroit PBS, plans to return headquarters to the city

Detroit Public TV changes name to Detroit PBS, plans to return headquarters to the city

One Detroit Producer Will Glover talks with Detroit PBS President and CEO Rich Homberg and Detroit PBS CFO/COO Ollette Boyd about the excitement surrounding the TV station’s new name and new location in Detroit. They share their vision for the new headquarters and discuss plans to expand programming, foster partnerships with local organizations, and provide resources to underserved communities.

2024 NFL Draft puts spotlight on Detroit, attracts regional tourism

2024 NFL Draft puts spotlight on Detroit, attracts regional tourism

Almost 300,000 people are expected to come to Detroit for the 2024 NFL Draft April 25-27. One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson talks with Visit Detroit President and CEO Claude Molinari and Faye Nelson from the Detroit Sports Organizing Corp., who both have vital roles in attracting tourism to Detroit, about the preparations being made to get the city ready for the major sporting event.

Detroit City Council member calls for moratorium on new dollar stores after excessive blight

Detroit City Council member calls for moratorium on new dollar stores after excessive blight

Overgrown weeds, empty bottles and discarded bags littered property around a Detroit Family Dollar store. This type of blight isn’t unusual for a number of the dollar stores across the city. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with BridgeDetroit reporter Jena Brooker about the blight issues at dollar stores around the city, as well as steps city officials are taking.

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