Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Puts on Jazzin' at the Vanity to Revitalize the Historic Vanity BallroomJosh Elling, CEO of Jefferson East Inc., and local poet jessica Care moore, join Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the significance of Jazzin’ at the Vanity.
Artist Jonathan Harris Gives Early Look at Upcoming Series, Shares Thoughts on JuneteenthJonathan Harris joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss how his art has impacted others in the community to make a difference, and what his latest "I Pledge Allegiance" series means to him and others.
Opal Lee Walks From Texas To D.C. In Support of Juneteenth, Her Journey Leads to the Creation of a National HolidayMs. Opal Lee, the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss her journey to make Juneteenth a National Holiday, and what she continues to fight for now that the holiday has been nationally recognized.
Motor City Pride Festival Returns to Hart Plaza, Emceed by Detroit Drag Royalty SabinTyler Cooper, a.k.a. Sabin, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about what people can expect at this year's Motor City Pride Festival and Parade, and the importance of the event to the LGBTQ+ community in Detroit.
Activist Rahi Shah on The Importance of Allyship in the LGBTQ+ CommunityActivist Rahi Shah joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss the importance of allyship in the LGBTQ+ community, and how her own experience as a member of a different marginalized community helped her become a strong ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBT Detroit Continues to Amplify the Voices, Culture of Detroit's LGBT+ CommunityCurtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of LGBT Detroit; and Dint Brown, LGBT Detroit's Leadership Academy Program Coordinator, join Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the spaces LGBT Detroit provides so members of the community can thrive, feel like themselves, and have their voices heard.
Michigan WWII Navy Veteran Continues to Support Fellow Veterans Decades After ServiceArt Fishman, a WWII Navy veteran who who sailed aboard the USS Robinson in 1945 during its stops in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and China, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss his time spent in service prior to being placed in the Naval Reserve and being sent to the Pacific theater during WWII.
Motor City Veterans Supporting Each Other Through the Game of HockeyMichael Palmer, President and Director of Operations for Motor City Veterans Hockey Association, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss how the organization was formed, the importance of supporting fellow veterans, and how they get families involved in their mission.
Chef Gary Mui of Alma Kitchen Uses Techniques from Chinese Heritage to Blend with Modern CuisineChef Gary Mui, Co-Owner of Alma Kitchen, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss his Chinese heritage and how it has helped him develop into the person and chef that he is today.
The Story and Journey of Chinese Immigrant Karen LimChinese Immigrant Karen Lim joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to tell her life story and journey from China to America, and what it was like to immigrate to the U.S. while not knowing anyone or speaking any English.
Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Michigan's Association of Chinese AmericansElinor Ho, President of Association of Chinese Americans, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her journey to the United States, the ACA's role in the Chinese American community in Michigan, and the bridges that link Asian American community to other communities across the country.
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.
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.