The Longest Dusk COVID vivid nightmaresof becoming a black man’s widow Fear filling my bellyBreakfast. Lynch. Dinner.I can’t stomach this. Unrest is my bedmateCan’t sleep even when I can breathe Can’t breathe too deep when I do breathe. COVID. Cops. COVID. Cops.Which one will kill us today? Shelter in place may be liftedBut not my […]
Rent Party Detroit is an emergency fund that harnesses the power of neighbors to help neighbors by raising money though social and cultural event. Our mission is to promote housing security in the Detroit area and help neighbors realize their collective power to fight housing injustice. It pays homage to traditional rent parties that were […]
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Since 2012, PLAYGROUND DETROIT has been committed to share, inspire and highlight contemporary emerging artists in Detroit demonstrated through our exhibitions, events, and programming. For this reason, we are having conversations with the community and implementing changes to the 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship 2021 to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity. Along with updates to […]
Populace Partner Support Bags is an amazing new concept launched by the fine folks at Populace Coffee. In order to provide support their friends and partners during this time, they have decided to use their web platform to sell coffee for a good cause and help keep Small Businesses above water. So… what does this […]
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RESPONSE. is a new music label and media company created during the Coronavirus to use art to fight the disease -all while giving artists a platform. The brainchild of Detroit artist Alex Wilcox, RESPONSE. stems from a passion for findings ways that artists can continue to engage with audiences while also supporting the greater cause. […]
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Despite It All We Never Learn, is a book of refugee testimonials taken from the Mediterranean Sea from those living in situations beyond our imaginations released by photographer and documentarian, Kenny Karpov. Karpov’s mission is to share the stories of the many refugees that he encountered during his time in Europe. The book that he […]
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Renegade Craft is excited to return to Detroit for a Fall Fair in Eastern Market on Division Street on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 + 15 from 11 am – 6 pm. The Fair will feature over 40 inspiring local and national makers and designers, craft cocktails, food trucks, DJ sets, hands-on workshops, installations, and […]
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The Future of Fashion is Female: Detroit-based Northern Fashion recently launched its fashion brand this past April with a feminist spin on each piece they designed. Available online as well as at The Market at Macy’s, Northern aims to encourage a positive narrative while speaking about women by way of fashion. The brand’s pieces include […]
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Earl Sweatshirt’s Fire it Up! Tour comes on the heels of his latest project, Some Raps Songs, a seemingly abrupt departure from his past work that at the same time, fits well within the context of his work and life as of recent. His release Doris, had some hints, but what really became apparent in […]
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Preface: Written by Samantha B Schefman. This article is the first installment of a series of personal reflections that have been culminating over the seven years since founding PLAYGROUND DETROIT in New York City. Currently listening to: Maggie Rogers “Past Life” Every time I’ve visited New York City since moving back to Detroit, I have […]
HERE is an exploration in wellness, movement and cultivating personal ritual with Samantha Jameson of AYU Holistic and Deirdre Skiles of Detroit Rose. They are both passionate about health, wellness, beauty, and building meaningful relationships within their community. This workshop series and retreat were born out of their own inner explorations of healing, with a […]
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Contributor Imani Smith highlights the top events of the month. Let’s start off by saying that we could all use a little pick-me-up around this time of the year. It’s not quite spring- yet the nostalgia for winter and snow has already come and gone. By now you’re probably feeling the lack of sunshine messing […]