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M-1 RAIL announces details of July 28th start of construction


DETROIT, MI - Representatives of M-1 RAIL on Wednesday shared details of what to expect when streetcar construction begins Monday, July 28, 2014. The team also shared the anticipated near term and the full construction schedule of activities through 2016. 

 
 

“HATS OFF” EVENT SALUTES WARREN EVANS’ CANDIDACY FOR WAYNE COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Afternoon tea brings out more than 150 ‘Women for Warren’

DETROIT, MI - More than 150 women took part in a Saturday afternoon show of support for Warren C. Evans’ bid to be the next Wayne County executive, continuing the momentum for his candidacy leading up to the August 5 primary.

The “Hats off to Warren” event held at the Winder Street Inn included remarks from former Wayne County Clerk Teola Hunter, Dearborn City Council President Susan Dabaja and Missionary Hattie Humphrey.

“As a mother, I know how important it is to have someone as executive who will work with the local communities to keep our county safe,” said Dabaja, as more than 150 women in stylish hats looked on.

 
 

Rudy Hobbs earns endorsement of TellUsDetroit.Com for Michigan’s 14th Congressional District

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - Rudy Hobbs has spent his career as a loyal, capable, and effective public servant. His youth and energy are exemplary of what the 14th District needs during such an important time.

Raised in Detroit, Rudy lived the struggles facing everyday working families. Rudy and his wife paid their way through college making minimum wage. Afterwards, he became a first grade teacher in Detroit Public Schools until former Governor Engler took over DPS, ultimately sparking Hobbs’ interest into politics to be a voice for the voiceless. 

 
 

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

NEW YORK, NY - Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.

That was 34 years ago, but Wil Haygood - the renowned journalist and author whose writing inspired the film "The Butler" - says he remembers it "like it was yesterday."

"I knew in my heart and soul that this was a monumental moment for little Wil Haygood," he recalled. 

 
 

Microsoft serves as technology partner for free Youth Tech Camp

DETROIT, MI - Michigan Technical Academy (MTA) will host its second Annual POWERED TO DREAM Youth Tech and Innovation Camp Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 19940 Mansfield St. in Detroit. The free camp, open to youth ages 9-16, will feature workshops on robotics, rocketry, and web development.

Camp technology partner, Microsoft, will host an innovation area featuring its products including: Xbox 360, surface tablets, phones and more. In addition, Microsoft trainers will conduct a workshop for parents showing them how to use Microsoft Office 2013 applications.  

 
 

19th Annual “RIBS R&B Music Festival” at Hart Plaza downtown Detroit” August 8, 9, 10

DETROIT - The 2014 Ribs R&B Music Festival promises to be the hottest event of the summer. This highly anticipated family event attracts festival goers by the carload. They flock to taste the latest grilled sensations prepared by featured “Ribbers” from around the nation.

Eat, drink, shop and take in the festive atmosphere created by the summers hottest entertainment line-up with popular national acts. Events run from Friday, August 8, until Sunday, August 10, at midnight. 

 
 

Man Up! For Health finds a new home

Free health fair moves to Wayne County Community College in August

DETROIT, MI - An annual free health fair and walk designed to get African American families to find a primary care physician has found a new home: Wayne County Community College.

The Man Up! for Health event, which in its five years has helped nearly 2,000 individuals get access to free health screenings, will take place on August 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WC3’s northwest campus, 8200 W. Outer Drive.

Officials from 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan expect hundreds to join them for health screenings from the major health care systems, Zumba and cooking lessons, lunch and a 1-mile walk. 

 
 

Detroit: No water shutoffs for 15 days

DETROIT - Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.

The city said there will be no shutoffs for the next 15 days. The disclosure was made in bankruptcy court where Judge Steven Rhodes is overseeing the nation's largest ever municipal bankruptcy. He has been encouraging Detroit to come up with alternatives to shutting off water for thousands of homes and businesses. 

 
 

Sports Technology Set to Score at New Sports Tech Marketplace at the 2015 International CES

CEA to partner with SFIA to showcase innovations in sports technology

ARLINGTON, VA - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of the Sports Tech Marketplace, a showcase of the latest in sports technology set to debut at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The 2015 CES is scheduled to run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Presented by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the Sports Tech Marketplace will highlight how technology is being incorporated into sports and how it is affecting the participant experience.  

 
 

Registration open for third annual Cruise In Shoes 5K Run/Walk presented by FirstMerit Bank

ROYAL OAK, MI - Registration is officially open for the third annual Cruise In Shoes™ 5K Fun Run/Walk presented by FirstMerit Bank, taking place at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, the same day as the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise Presented by Chevrolet.

Anyone interested in participating in Cruise In Shoes™ can register online by going to http://www.CruiseinShoes.com/registration until August 13. Participants can also sign up for the event the day of the run at Royal Oak Shrine High School.

 
 

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy names Mark Wallace new CEO and president

Detroit Resident Brings Public-Private Partnership and Real Estate Development Expertise to City’s Thriving Riverfront Redevelopment Efforts

DETROIT – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) Board of Directors today named Mark Wallace as the organization’s new chief executive officer and president. In his new role, Wallace, 37, will oversee the continued development and permanent stewardship of the Detroit riverfront that will ultimately provide 5.5 miles of contiguous access along the Detroit River, an international waterway bordering Downtown Detroit and shared with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He will begin his new role in mid-August.

 
 

 
Overnight storms disrupt service to over 160,000 in Southeast Michigan


DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - Approximately 160,000 DTE Energy customers are without power after a line of severe thunderstorms running from Howell to Mount Clemens blew through our region late Sunday afternoon. The weather system brought with it hail and high winds gusting up to 60 MPH. We are working around the clock to assess the damage, provide restoration estimates and restore power.

Customers need to exercise extreme caution and assume any wire is live. Stay at least 20 feet away from any downed wire and anything it’s in contact with, keep children and pets away. Customers are encouraged to report power outages, downed lines or other power problems using our mobile website , online at dteenergy.com, or call DTE Energy at 800.477.4747 to report power outages or downed lines.

DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said, "We understand how difficult it is to be without power, and appreciate the patience of customers as we work on the repair the damage caused by this weather event." In the meantime, he said, the company’s crews are working to make repairs.

Power outages were concentrated in the communities in the corridor between Interstate 696 and M-59 in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to DTE.

CMS Energy Corp., the state’s other power provider, reports the storms left about 30,000 of its customers in the dark.

KEM presents 'Mack & Third' featuring The O'Jays at the new West Riverwalk Park


DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - Two-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, KEM, is set to release his anxiously-awaited fourth full-length studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE, on August 26, 2014 through Motown Records.

KEM’s album release will coincide with his fourth ‘MACK & THIRD’ philanthropic event in his hometown Detroit. ‘Mack & Third’ is an all-day concert, fundraiser and food drive to benefit the homeless community, which will take place on August 24, 2014. Include with performances by KEM and The O’Jays.

Walmart surprises DPS teachers with $1,000 donation and gift baskets

Detroit Public Library & Detroit Public Schools to work together to ensure that every DPS student has a library card

DETROIT - In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Walmart paid a surprise visit to teachers at Bagley Elementary School to present a dozen baskets filled with back-to-school supplies to teachers working during the summer.  

Detroit One Collaboration leads to 33 arrest and indictments in Southwest Detroit


DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - The Detroit One collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement has led to the arrests and indictments of 33 defendants in southwest Detroit, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.

McQuade was joined in the announcement by the other members of the Detroit One initiative. 

Paulson and Snyder address Michigan's future business with China at DEC meeting


DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - On Monday afternoon Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met with members of the Detroit Economic Club in the atrium at Ford Field.

The two were there to share their views on how foreign direct investment can help the greater Detroit region and the state of Michigan using Chinese investment. 

HopeLine from Verizon Supports Alternatives For Girls


$30,000 Grant Benefits Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Detroit

DETROIT, MI - HopeLine from Verizon, a program connecting vital resources to survivors of domestic violence, is supporting the nonprofit organization Alternatives For Girls (AFG) with a $30,000 grant. The donation will help continue family and individual counseling sessions and other programs at AFG that are aimed at reducing domestic violence and its devastating effects.

Cheers for Elizabeth Warren at conference offer peek at Democrats' mindset


DETROIT, MI - Even before Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., entered the grand ballroom of the Cobo Center here Friday for a much-anticipated speech to hundreds of liberal activists, her admirers were handing out plastic boater hats, bumper stickers and lawn signs declaring, "Elizabeth Warren for President." 


OABI Beach Festival releases Paddlerama event schedule & music lineup


Visit www.oabidetroit.com for Advance tickets and event information

DETROIT, MI - OABI Beach Festival, taking place on the shores of Belle Isle Beach, Detroit on Saturday, August 9, 2014 announces the full Paddlerama schedule of events, featuring paddleboard and SUP events for all ages, kayak events as well as the Outdoor Action Company OABI Race, live music, craft beer and local food for everyone to enjoy.

 

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