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Historical Society marks riot of 1967

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau  The Detroit Historical Society will recognize the 50-year-old Twelfth Street riot by its newest project “Detroit67: Looking Back to Move Forward.” The five-day riot in Detroit, which led to the deaths of 43 people, was one of the deadliest and costliest in the history of the U.S. It began […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Detroit: The Comeback City

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Detroit ranks No. 9 out of 52 places to visit in 2017, according to The New York Times, and is known as “a comeback city set to make good on its promise.” After exiting bankruptcy in 2014, Detroit has been turning things around by improving safety, tearing down thousands […]

March 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Motor City, meet Shake Shack

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau Hundreds of Detroiters gathered near downtown’s Campus Martius Park on Feb. 23 to welcome Shake Shack’s first Michigan restaurant. At 11 a.m., doors opened and the crowd wrapped around the First National Building. Shake Shack has locations in 16 major cities, including Chicago and New York, and in more […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Assemble Sound unites musicians in old Corktown church

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau For 146 years, the green brick church on 17th Street in Detroit has been a gathering place for people and philosophies. Constructed in 1871 as St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, the building has convened countless congregations. Now, the building has new residents. Less than two years ago, the church […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Artists cast their gaze on Detroit

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Cultural institutions and creative industries have played a critical part in bringing the people of Detroit closer. According to a report by Creative Many, an organization focused on the culture and design economy in Michigan, creative industries in Michigan contribute to the growth of communities and the economy along […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

The fast pace of roller derby

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau Picture this: roller skaters speed around a rink. A wall of opponents tries to block their path, forcing the skaters to push and shove their way through that pack. This is called a jam, the main event at the roller derby. “It’s a real sport,” said Michelle Thomas, known […]

February 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

DIA exhibit engages all five senses

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Museums, galleries and other cultural institutions have helped bring positive vibes to the city of Detroit. According to Trip Advisor, there are 23 museums in Detroit, with the Detroit Institute of Arts being No. 1. Time suggest that people start their Detroit tour at the DIA because it’s the […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

OU alumna has A Drink With … Detroit

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau If you could have a drink with anyone, whom would it be? Many dream about it, but Hillary Sawchuk pursues it. Sawchuk is the founder, CEO and host of A Drink With. Her creative web series lets her sit down with artists, celebrities, athletes and innovators over a drink […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Having the best Juju in Detroit

BY CHRISTINA SALEM OU News Bureau The music video for the No. 1 song in Detroit, “Juju On That Beat, #TZANTHEM,” was filmed at the Mojo in the Morning studios in early November. The No. 1 morning show in The D has hosted Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall for on air interviews, but the duo […]

November 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Champ a familiar face at Detroit events

BY NOWSHIN CHOWDHURY OU News Bureau Visitors in Detroit may have noticed a big face in town. It’s Champ, the Detroit Sports Commission’s mascot promoting sports events in downtown Detroit. One of the six mascot performers who portrays Champ is Jimmy Halmhuber, a senior at Oakland University. Halmhuber had experience working at the United Shore Professional […]

November 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Wayne C. | Read More »