The History Behind Southwest Detroit's 'Blessing of the Lowriders'Founder of the Blessing of the Lowriders, Victor Villalobos, and Co-Founder of Inside Southwest Detroit, Erik Paul Howard, join Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the history behind the blessing and what people can expect from the event this year.
$2.25 Million Fund Supports Neighborhood Beautification ProjectsAfter years of fighting for investment outside of downtown and midtown, Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield announced a new fund to bring beauty back to the block.
Local Southwest Detroit Muralist Tells the Stories of History along Mexicantown's Buildings, WallsMuralist Elton Monroy Durán joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his murals, the inspiration behind them, and his journey from Mexico to Detroit and what led him to remain in the city.
Southwest Detroit's Cinco de Mayo Parade Makes Its Return After Two-Year Virtual FormatRaymond Lozano, President of Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the return of the Cinco de Mayo parade and what people can expect from the festival this year.
Bailey Lake Elementary In Clarkston Exceeds Coin Drive Expectation For Ukrainian Refugees, Raises Over 13K In 5 daysBailey Lake Elementary in Clarkston started a 5 day long coin drive to help Ukraine refugees with no set goal in mind. To everyones surprise they raised over $13,000.
Matthew And Kelly Stafford Return To Detroit For Groundbreaking Of Education CenterFormer Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly returned to Detroit Friday to help break ground on a new education center.
Friday Is Earth Day: Here Are Events Taking Place In Beacon Park This WeekendLocal communities are celebrating by planting trees, participating in neighborhood cleanups and discussing sustainability.
Zayna Bakes' Cuffin - The Perfect Marriage between a Cookie and a MuffinZayna Salloum, Founder of Zayna Bakes and creator of the cuffin, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about how she came up with the creation of the cuffin, as well as her roots in Arab American culture and how she uses her family's heritage in her baking.
The Origins of National Arab American Heritage Month, Ties to DetroitWarren David, President of Arab America, and Amal David, Director of Community Engagement for Arab America, join Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss their ties to Detroit and campaign to get Arab American Heritage Month nationally recognized.
Public Invited To Enjoy 2 Million Daffodils Blooming In Detroit, City Plans To Plant 500K This FallThe city of Detroit is inviting the public to enjoy the 2 million daffodils now blooming around the city.
DFD Kicks Off “Operation Save A Live,” Installing Free Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors In DetroitThe Detroit Fire Department is launching "Operation Save a Life" DFD members will install free carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms to citizens in the Martin Park neighborhood, they hope to install devices in every house hold within next 10 years.
Filmmaker Rola Nashef Finds Inspiration for Films within Arab American CommunityFilmmaker Rola Nashef joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her use of authentic storytelling to depict Arab America in media. She also discusses dispelling the misconceptions of Arab Americans.
Arab American National Museum Shares History, Culture, Dispels MisconceptionsDiana Abouali, Director of The Arab American National Museum, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the purpose of the museum, as well as an overview of the history of Arab Americans.
Lighthouse Partners With Amazon To Deliver Meals To Families In Oakland CountyA Pontiac-based nonprofit organization is teaming up with Amazon to get food to families in need.
Meadow Brook Theatre Guild's Luncheon on the Aisle Event Returns for Its 39th YearMarie Hochstein, member of the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the importance of the guild to the community, as well as what its upcoming events feature.