Slow Roll recently won a Knight Cities grant and I was honored to be a part of the team submitting the proposal. The grant will help fund Slow Roll to use our audience and voice to connect our riders to meaningful projects, initiatives, and nonprofit organization in the community. We know we have 14,000+ people […]
Every year on Mackinac Island, the Detroit Regional Chamber hosts the Mackinac Policy Conference, an annual gathering of stakeholders in the region. The attendee list is made up of government officials, corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, etc. Joined by Mayor Mike Duggan and Governor Rick Snyder, the three days is jam packed with speeches, panel discussions, […]
Community Push is a nonprofit organization that has adopted and maintained the defunct Wigle Recreation Center’s outdoor area since 2014. The organization aims to bridge the gap between skateboarders and the community. The group has created a DIY skatepark in the space, now affectionately called “The Wig”. In addition to skateboarding, you will find kids playing basketball and […]
Over the last six months I have been closely engaged with the City of Detroit and its plans to elevate cycling in the city and implement pedestrian friendly infrastructure and Complete Streets across the city’s grid. Last night and this morning the City’s Planning Department led a community meeting at the Charles H. Wright Museum in […]
For my team’s latest Challenge, my team is focusing on personal stories about Belle Isle, and more specifically the Conservatory. The island quite literally means “beautiful island” and has been one of the most sacred places for me at every stage of my life. From a very young age I remember spending time on the island […]
As I continue to explore my late father’s career and professional presence in Detroit, I find that each conversation brings up unique insights and memories, but there are common themes through every interview. The word love comes up a lot. A term I associate very closely with my father, but normally one doesn’t find the words […]
Everyone has one. Everyone hates most of them. In the day and age of technology there is now the oftentimes dreaded, but many times adored, GROUP TEXT.
Many are short lived and situational. A group of people meeting up for the evening – easy way to communicate directions, estimated times of arrivals, potluck dishes, etc? Group […]
Last week I had the privilege of watching an old friend of mine headline a show at The Masonic Temple’s Chapel. My friend is Eryn Allen Kane, native Metro Detroiter and current Chicago resident. Eryn has traveled and performed all over the world, working with artists such as Chance the Rapper and Prince.
The Detroit performance […]
I have recently began digging in to my late father’s career and professional presence in Detroit. He passed away in 2008 when I was only 19 years old. As you can imagine, at such a young age, one does not take full advantage of the wisdom and advice that their parent’s are there for. So […]
The Majestic Theatre Complex sits on Woodward and is a full city block of entertainment. The Majestic is home to North America’s oldest continually operating bowling alley (since 1913), the greasiest and most incredible drunk snack in the city (Sgt. Pepperoni’s pizza slice, duh), and three music venues, The Majestic Theatre, The Magic Stick, and […]