Tune in to see the Third Annual Detroit 2020 Awards Thursday at 7pm on Ch. 7. You can see a rebroadcast at Noon on Easter Sunday This year’s keynote speaker was Detroit Police Chief James Craig, and the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir sang. Each winner received an award and $7,000 from the Scripps Howard Foundation. Detroit… Read more »
Ever wonder why Detroiters call our neighborhood restaurants Coney Islands? Richard Harlan, the owner of our Detroit 2020 Gem knows, he says it was his great Aunt and Uncle who started the tradition way back when they were feeding the dogs to Model T workers. They say they are the oldest Coney Island in Detroit, and they are a Detroit… Read more »
You’re probably one of the million-plus people who have seen the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir’s cover of the Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy”. The video’s infectious energy and cute kids made it a viral video sensation attracting the attention of Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, The Today Show, BET, and The Queen Latifah Show, among others. For… Read more »
Dark streets are a reality for many Detroit residents. So much so that getting the streetlights fixed is now a top priority for the Mayor Duggan administration. In this Detroit 2020 State of the City Stephen Clark visited a West side neighborhood on two consecutive nights, to show what a difference the lights can make to those who live… Read more »
The men and women of the Detroit Fire Department are known worldwide as some of the best and bravest firefighters anywhere. Their courage and skill were on display earlier this week when they saved dozens of residents from that massive apartment fire at Jason Manor. Amid that chaos our cameras caught a firefighter’s simple act of compassion that showed the… Read more »
Cars torched, homes burned, evidence, including bodies, up in smoke. Arson is out of control in Detroit. But there is a new top arson fighter in the city, and he’s not only determined to stop the arson fires, he’s also starting to get resources he needs to go after the firebugs. Detroit 2020′s Carolyn Clifford hit the streets with Chuck… Read more »
As part of our series on New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series, 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi highlights Detroit’s African-American community. The past leaps off the page through the voice of Yolanda Jack at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. “Back far enough, you’ll see that every single person has a genetic ancestry that begins in the… Read more »
Do you know a person or organization making a profound difference in the community? Nominate them for a Detroit 2020 Award!
Ernie’s Market is a special place to pick up a sandwich. You will not only get a great lunch, but Ernie will make the visit a high point in your day. It’s impossible to describe Ernie, so you’ll have to see him for yourself. Click on the video below for the Ernie Experience. Ernie’s is near Woodward & 8… Read more »
Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson is the newest member of the Detroit 2020 team. Stephens access and experience lends itself to a unique brand of straight talk as our Detroit 2020 Insider.