Detroit’s restaurant scene is getting a new addition. Central Kitchen & Bar will be opening this summer at the historic First National Building on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. Dennis Archer Jr. is one of Central Kitchen & Bar’s partners. He spoke to WDET’s Martina Guzman about the risk of getting into the restaurant business and..
Today (Tues) is the last day for Wayne County homeowners at risk of losing their homes due to unpaid back taxes to sign up for a payment plan. The tax foreclosures have made national headlines as Wayne County prepares to foreclose on more than 70-thousand homes. Mike Shane is with the Moratorium Now Coalition. He stepped away..
In 2005, members of the Arab community in the United States came together with one goal: to open the first museum dedicated to Arab American culture in the country. Ten years later, the Arab American National Museum celebrates its anniversary as the only Smithsonian affiliate in Southeast Michigan. The institution boasts several exhibitions that tour nationally. WDET’s Martina Guzman..
Roughly 76-thousand homes in Wayne County are at risk of tax foreclosure. As the deadline to pay back taxes approaches on March 31st, throngs of people lined up at the Wayne County Treasurers office to try and work out payment plans. WDET’s Martina Guzman went downtown and spoke with homeowners such as Angeles Jones who was..
Burq Off, an acclaimed one-woman show about growing up in a conservative Muslim home comes to the Arab American National Museum this week. “Burq Off” is written and performed by Nadia Manzoor. Through impersonations and comedy Manzoor tells her personal story of shifting back and forth between the conservative values in her home and the family and more secular values in..
Youth unemployment in Michigan is at an all-time high. Recent reports put the state’s youth jobless rate at 59%, among the highest in the nation. Detroit is at the center of the crisis. To help tackle the issue, Metro Detroit leaders and CEO’s are committing to employing five thousand teens this summer. David Mcghee is a Program Officer..
The U-S Department of Education released data stating graduation rates for Hispanic students increased by nearly four percentage points, from 2011 to 2013. According to the figures, the achievement gap in high school graduation rates has narrowed for minority students at a faster rate than for white students. Ethriam Brammer is the Associate Director of the Center for..
Folkloric dance has been has long been a part of maintaining Mexican culture in Southwest Detroit. A few years ago some worried that the art form was disappearing. But lately there seems to be a revival of a dance style that teaches youth about Mexican culture. In the basement of St. Gabriele’s Church in..
The Charles H- Wright Museum of African American History is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. Throughout the last five decades the museum of has had groundbreaking programs such as, Without Sanctuary, an exhibit about lynchings in the American South, and, Visions Of Our 44th President, the Wright Museum's first national traveling exhibit. LaNesha De-Bar-delaben is the Vice President of Community..
Metro Detroit has experienced a grey and record-breaking cold winter. Well, if this is making you feel depressed, you are probably not alone. There might be a clinical reason behind feeling down; you could suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a type of depression related to changes in seasons. Ben Robinson is President of Rose..