July 2017 – Page 9 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2017

Week #5 – Urban Gardens

https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/why-detroits-urban-gardens-and-vacant-land-are-good-for-at-risk-bee-populations/Content?oid=4418287 The more I live in Detroit, the more I hear about the importance of urban farms. These farms are resolving the problems of the “food swamp” that Detroit currently dealing with. In this article, Murry describes the importance of these farms not only for sustainability, but also for bees. Today, Detroit is plagues with …

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Week 5: Two Detroits

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/11/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-detroit-michigan.html When I first saw this article’s title “36 Hours in Detroit,” I instantly thought that I knew I wasn’t going to like the article. I had a feeling that the article would only highlight Midtown, Downtown, New Center Area as being “in Detroit.” All of the positive articles I have read on Detroit have …

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Week 5: articles keeping stereotypes alive

I hate to take a negative article and write about it, but I can’t stop thinking about the ignorant things people are saying about the shooting on Monday, so here I am… http://www.wxyz.com/news/police-woman-shot-near-hart-plaza-during-detroit-fireworks On Monday around 8pm I headed downtown with other DCBRPers to watch the fireworks–it was great. We were there for about an …

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