Tag: detroit

Eps. 8 We Are In This Together – Hadi Chatila from Beirut [Video/Podcast]

We are in this together is a non-scripted, live, non-profit, broadcast by Dearborn Blog, hosted by Wissam Charafeddine, to have conversations, that become oral history records, of our lives, human lives, during the COVID19 pandemic also known as coronavirus Pandemic. These is personal stories of our lives during these unprecedented social isolation measures, in a ...

Eps. 7 We Are In This Together – Hanan Yahya from Detroit [Video/Podcast]

Hanan Ali Yahya is a first-generation Yemeni-American raised in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 where she studied Urban Studies and Entrepreneurship. She currently works as the Community and Policy Coordinator for Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez. We Are In This Together is an unscripted live broadcast program that collects ...

What is Happening In Detroit This February?

Michigan Monthly February 2020 Diane Klakulak, Editor DETROIT RED WINGS – LITTLE CAESARS ARENA – on FSD unless otherwise stated   Feb. 1vs. New York Ranges; 7 pm Feb. 3vs. Philadelphia Flyers; 7:30 pm Feb. 6at Buffalo Sabres; 7 pm Feb. 7at Columbus Blue Jackets; 7 pm Feb. 9vs. Boston Bruins; 12:30 pm Feb. 11at Buffalo Sabres; ...

Detroit: One Nation Under A Groove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WtoZvK1kB4&feature=youtu.be Let's Groove together this holiday season and all year long. Brought to you by VisitDetroit.com *** ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE (Detroit’s Tribute to The Funk) Original song by Funkadelic was released in1978 by Warner Bros. Songwriters: George Clinton Jr., Walter Morrison and Garry Shider. Published by Bridgeport Music, Inc. BMI Performed by The ...

XO Detroit

​A​ few weeks ago the Downtown Detroit Markets opened for the summer season in Capitol Park, Cadillac Square and 1441 Woodward Collective. These markets are filled with a uniquely curated and high-quality collection of local retailers and will include a variety of event programming throughout the summer that you won’t want to miss including the ...

Serving Time At Gas Station – Part 1

Did you serve your time? That is the nick name given to working in a gas station when you first immigrate to Dearborn or first start looking for a  job as a young Arab American. Although Gas Station Attendant is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America, Arab Americans, in Michigan specially, ...

Urban Politics: Prospects for Metro Detroit

There is hope for equitable and resilient solutions in the complex metropolitan relationship but until then, addressing the honest root causes of the friction is the first step.

Enduring The American Justice System

But it was more disheartening to realize that there was no way this man was going to get out with a clean record.

Detroit is Not On Fire by Renoun

Renoun recites her poem about Detroit, "Detroit is not on fire", in the Dearborn Open Mic. Powerful!

Reenoun: 60 Degrees in February – Dearborn Open Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju50mJIJSa8 Reenoun opens the Dearborn Open Mic with her poem "60 Degrees in February".   You can listen to more poetry by Reenoun in her Poetry Open Mic meetup events. You are invited to the next Dearborn Open Mic event on June 7, 2017, at 7:00PM. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929015027382769 Meetup Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/Arabic-Poetry-and-Short-Story-Open-Mic/

The Gas Station War Zone

I have read before that the Gas Station Attendant job is one of the most dangerous in America. Why do Arabs in Michigan insist on dominating this dirty business? Are their lives cheap enough to be worth $9/hour + 50% chance of death? And why can't Gas Station attendants form a Union to defend their ...

Is Dearborn A City or A Settlement?

What makes a city a city and not a settlement?! A bunch of people living in houses in a large place makes a settlement. In order for a settlement to become a city, things need to happen. A city is where humans build a network of services, activities, and relationships, paint it with culture, literature, ...

The Winter Scoop: Four Ways to Enjoy the Snow in Metro Detroit

This one’s a bit late in the season, I admit. But in Michigan, you NEVER know when frigid February will strike again! It may not be Aspen or the Alps, but Dearborn does have its fair share of winter entertainment. When frost hits, consider any of these wintry pastimes. 4. Hemlock Park: East Dearborn   Hemlock ...