#slowrolldetroit despite what they said would be. A storm opened up a became one of the best days yet! Thanks to #anchorbardetroit for sharing in a #redwings victory! #detroit #detroitbikecity #detroithustlesharder #detroitredwings #hockeytown #palmerparkdetroit #shinolabikes #garbuilding
Detroit As Growtown instead of the Motor City
The industrial roots of Detroit buried themselves deep in the soil of the city. Earning the label Motor City and that shortened to Motown (also a music label).
However there is a very vibrant effort to uproot those concrete roots and replace them with breathing, breeding, and life sustaining gardens and farms.
We aren’t going to lose the music, that is part of Detroit culture predating the industrial age. Perhaps other music labels coming up will speak of the rise of Growtown. Leave a comment if you know of any likely music labels coming up.
Enjoy the movie, share it, and foster the movement of Growtown with Urban Roots.
Video: Urban Roots (by Kali Kultur)
A Citywide Sing-Along Multimedia Mega-Tribute to Detroit by Allee Willis
“With Andrae Alexander, Detroit-born Allee Willis has written “The D,” a song that salutes the spirit of Detroit, Michigan and its people. Throughout the month of September 2013, Willis will travel to Detroit to film a “citywide sing-along multimedia mega-tribute” to the city which will be “performed by tens of thousands of Detroiters singing, playing, dancing, clapping, whistling, breathing fire, juggling hubcaps, and showing their spirit any way they can at dozens of landmarks and little known funky locations all over the city.” She is inviting everyone in Detroit to participate and is currently raising funds on Indiegogo for the project.” via laughing squid
How Many Detroit Grads Can Go to College for Free? All of Them
Here’s how to qualify for the scholarship:
- Graduate from a Detroit high school after attending there for at least two years. Any Detroit high school; the high schools run by Detroit Public Schools, those that are part of the state-run Education Achievement Authority school, private, charter, parochial, whatever. If you go to a Detroit resident graduating from a high school that’s in Detroit, you qualify.
- Apply forfederal financial aid. Applying for federal aid is free, and now that your taxes are done, it’s easy; you need about 10 financial figures and 30 minutes on a computer.
- Sign up for the Chamber scholarship.
- Enroll at one of the five participating community colleges.
- Get ready to go to college.
Michigan Entrepreneurs Need to Confront White Supremacy
“…researchers suggest that racism might be involved in the unwillingness to give the state more of a role in protecting individuals. … states that are more ethnically fragmented spend a smaller fraction of their budget on social services and productive public goods, and more on crime prevention (Alesina, Glaeser, and Sacerdote 2001: 229). Daniel Levitas, author of an extensive study on extreme right-wing movements, comes to a similar conclusion. He makes the case that the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and federal enforcement of the 1954 Brown decision, which declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional, caused a sizeable number of white people to become more antagonistic toward taxes, believing that the financial product of their hard work was being used to support “undeserving” and “parasitic” elements of the population (read: black people) (Levitas 2002: 102—3).” Read more here!!
“”Low Winter Sun” might erase all memory of “1-8-7.” Already, there’s a central conflict. (Two cops kill a guy. Why? Who is this guy?). None of the Detroit Three have problems sharing screen time, as we see a few clearly-badged Fords and GM products. And instead of the usual odd-cop pairing, you’ve got a pair whose partnership is on the rocks.” via JALOPONIK DETROIT
Detroit will rise from the ashes - but as what??
APRIL 20-21, 2013
This weekend, the best talent in town is coming together to create a new brand identity for a local non-profit!
Follow our team’s progress throughout the weekend as they donate their time for 48 hours: http://impact48.blogspot.com/
Our goal is to bring together the Detroit region’s most talented design professionals to donate their time for 48 hours to help one non-profit to collectively create a new exciting visual brand. After the two days of creative brainstorming and collaboration, the organization will come away with a brand identity package, social networking graphics and more — final deliverables will be established based on the organizations needs.
An AIGA Detroit | Design for Good event.