With three ideas and $50 cash, two Wayne State urban planning students started Sit On It Detroit. They would build bus benches for all the Detroit bus stops that lacked them, use wood reclaimed from abandoned houses, add a bookshelf under the bench's seat and fill it with books so people would have something to read while they waited.
I was all set to plant trees too. But when I got a look at all those people and all those pre-dug holes and all those tiny wisps of trees I just had to drag out my camera. To me, this was historic.
Ralph Taylor does not need an excuse for throwing a parade. Sometimes he just gathers his dancers, dresses them in his elaborate costumes, breaks out his rolling sound system and 'poof!' a parade.
It's not in a fancy studio with sprung wood floors and mirrors on every wall. It's not supported by going-rate tuition. But it's taking hold in the recreation room of the Brightmoor Community Center and its roots are spreading
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