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How a Local Midwife is Offering Birthing Choice to Detroit Families

For Heather Robinson, the founder of the professional practice Birth Beautiful, being a midwife is more than a job

Forever Families in Livonia Fosters a More Honest Conversation About Adoption

The metro Detroit agency is helping both birth and adoptive parents navigate a range of emotions

A Local Slam Poet Finds Her Voice After Domestic Violence

The Detroit native is a public speaker for Haven, a Pontiac-based nonprofit that empowers survivors
John James

Rising Star John James Swoops in to Save the Republican Party

Will there be a crash landing for the fresh face politician?
Stephen Ross

Local Philanthropist Stephen M. Ross’ Political Allegiances are Making Waves

The billionaire University of Michigan alumnus’ fundraising plans for President Donald Trump caused a big stir

What It’s Like Living on Romeo’s Terror on Tillson Street

There is much more to the neighborhood than elaborate Halloween displays
Refuge for Nations

Refuge for Nations Empowers Women Through Sewing

The metro Detroit nonprofit is changing lives one stitch at a time
Fundraising Professionals

Meet The 2019 Association of Fundraising Professionals Awardees

At the organization's National Philanthropy Day dinner, local volunteers, philanthropists, and fundraisers are being honored
Good Neighborhood - Indian Village

A Harvard Research Institute Explores What Makes A Good Neighborhood in Detroit

The trio is using big data to revive the American dream
Good News Detroit

6 Nonprofits Doing Good in Metro Detroit

These organizations are making positive change across the region
impact investing

How to Navigate Impact Investing

Here’s to making socially responsible financial decisions
facial recognition

The Controversy Over Facial Recognition Software Comes to Detroit

Tensions escalate as a vote nears on the use of the technology by Detroit police
Bowlero Royal Oak

Vintage Bowling Alley Bowlero is Back and Better Than Ever

After a $1.4 million renovation, the Royal Oak spot is hosting a grand opening event
nylon wars

The Way It Was – Nylon Wars, 1946

Debuting in the late '30s, nylon was revered by women for its durability and fit
Voter Registration

What You Need to Know Before Registering to Vote

Oakland County Clerk, Lisa R Brown, shares common misconceptions about heading to the polls
Rochelle Riley

Journalist Rochelle Riley on Her New Role as Detroit’s Arts and Culture Director

With her latest act, she shows that her talents go beyond writing
Detroit China Festival

Discover Authentic, Modern Chinese Culture at the Detroit China Festival

Be prepared for double the vendors and nearly three times the space of the inaugural festival
Tony Roko

Inside Artist Tony Roko’s Plan to Transform a Historic Plymouth Mill

The local creative plans to turn the former Ford Motor Co. space, which was designed by Albert Kahn, into a public-private arts complex

6 Ways to Honor the Lives Lost in 9/11

The metro Detroit events and volunteer opportunities take place on Patriot Day
Steve Wilke

Remembering Steve Wilke

Hour Detroit’s former editor passed away this week. Today, metro Detroit’s journalism community pays respect as they remember him.