The man behind ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’
DETROIT – It’s one of the most recognizable slogans in Metro Detroit: “Detroit vs. Everybody.”It was started by a Detroit graduate whose career took him across the country. He traveled across the country and realized he didn’t like the way Detroit was being represented. Back in 2012, Walker created a simple, unmistakable design -- Detroit vs. Everybody. This is crying out whenever somebody makes a goal or scores anything cross the line -- ‘Detroit vs. Everybody,’” Walker said. AdMore information can be found on Tommey Walker’s official website here or the official Versus Everybody website here.
Metro Detroit entrepreneurs draw inspiration from Motor City for their business
DETROIT – When two Metro Detroit natives wanted to start their own business, they drew inspiration from the Motor City. It started when four friends thought they could improve a car air freshener into something more cool. Donovan Brown and Garrick Mitchell both graduated from west Bloomfield High School in 2007. “We’ve all been either starting or attempting to start businesses literally since high school,” Brown said. “We’ve been around for about two and a half years now amd have over 10,000 active subscribers,” Mitchell said.
This local store helped dress a contestant on ‘The Voice’
Located in the heart of Detroit’s historic “avenue of fashion,” Teasers Boutique is carrying on the tradition of bringing high quality designs to the city. Paulette Williams, owner and founder of Teasers Boutique, talked to Jason about some of the work she’s done lately. When not in lock-down, they often do free events, and outdoor fashion shows to keep in touch with the community. AdWilliams had her daughter model one of a coat dress that could be worn two ways. She also showed off some of their comfort clothing with matching mask, and a fun question mark blazer set.
Celebrate MLK Day by reading up on his writings
Source Booksellers in the Midtown district of Detroit is here to help you celebrate MLK Day with book suggestions for the young and old. Jason Carr got the chance to chat with the store’s owner, Janet Jones, and her daughter Alyson Jones-Turner about their reading recommendations. The first book they recommended to anyone looking to celebrate MLK Day was Strength To Love, a collection of his writings. They also got the chance to talk about the store’s virtual storytelling program, where young readers can tune in online to have stories read to them. To celebrate the holiday today, the group read Malcolm Mitchell’s book, My Favorite Book In The Whole Wide World.
Detroiters aim to change home-delivery with new business
DETROIT – Between the pandemic and holiday season, people are relying on home deliveries more than ever. A pair of Detroit entrepreneurs aims to change the industry, taking it from a corporate concept to a more personalized service. Dinessa and Wilbur Hughes III believe the future of retail and running errands will involve smaller, more individualized delivery services. The family-owned business wanted to expand and, with so many relying on home deliveries, they decided to rebrand their trucks and offer a new service. Do what you can do.”More information on Zoom 2Day can be found on its official website, its official Facebook page or by phone at 248-855-8600.
Black-owned business: Landscaping family overcomes challenges to thrive in Detroit
DETROIT – The landscaping outside of The Thome Rivertown Neighborhood senior living facility on McDougall Street in Detroit was done by a Black-owned business. “Landscaping is the first impression that people get when they pull up to your facility,” explained Dexter Erves. HD Landscaping, a full services landscaping company, does it all. Dexter explained the challenges they’ve faced being a Black-owned business. “I was fortunate enough to do some work for the federal government as a GSA contractor,” Dexter explained.
Bail bondsman creates program to help people navigate judicial system
Bail bondsman creates program to help people navigate judicial systemPublished: August 23, 2020, 6:53 pmKrystal Banks, a bails bondsman for the last 20 years, uses her business to educate people on the judicial system, a program called "Sticky Situations." For more information: https://www.clickondetroit.com/.
Detroit Dough continues to grow despite challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT – Detroit Dough, a Black-owned business, is continuing to grow and give back to the community despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Inspired by a New York-based edible cookie dough company, Detroit Dough came to the city when owner Autumn Kyles decided Detroit needed something similar. She opened the edible cookie dough company, which serves five different flavors without the eggs and raw flour, making it safe to eat. “We have five flavors -- chocolate chip, brownie, sugar, peanut butter and no chip, which is chocolate chip without the chocolate chips,” Kyles said. “It’s one of my favorites.”Through Detroit Dough, Kyle has been able to fulfill her dream of giving back.
Detroit entrepreneur helps others grow their own small businesses
DETROIT To own and grow a small business, one has to have that special drive -- and theres one Black business owner who is using his own success to help others get in the game and thrive. RELATED: Black business owners in Detroit on the importance of community supportI was raised in the hair salon. He opened Directions Salon in Detroit in 1988. When we got downtown, there werent a lot of Black businesses at all, Ginn said. Most of the help I get is from the stylists here and the people that work in the bar, Ginn said.
Black business owners in Detroit on the importance of community support
DETROIT In the past few weeks weve heard a lot of talk about supporting Black-owned businesses especially during the month of August. Local 4s Evrod Cassimy sat down with several Black businesses owners and they explained why its so important now more than ever. In the Black community often times I think we dont really push entrepreneurship the way that we should, said Detroit District 5 Councilwoman Mary Sheffield. Mary Sheffield is an advocate for supporting Black owned businesses. These business owners believe in supporting Black-owned business so much theyre even putting their money where their mouth is.
New app supports Black-owned restaurants in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia
DETROIT As the movement for racial equity continues, a lot of people have been making an effort to support Black-owned businesses. RELATED: Push to support Black-owned businesses intensifies amid Black Lives Matter movement, JuneteenthA new app is making it easier. It launched in Detroit a few weeks ago, but has already garnered attention for bringing Black-owned restaurants to customers who might not have found them. I just noticed like I would have to search for these Black-owned restaurants, Cabello said. In Detroit, theyve found at least 100 Black-owned restaurants with dozens already on the app.
Push to support Black-owned businesses intensifies amid Black Lives Matter movement, Juneteenth
DETROIT Recent killings of Black Americans have triggered a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement nationwide, and many people are looking for ways to support the cause. One initiative aimed to support the movement has taken the internet -- and Detroit -- by storm: Shopping at Black-owned businesses. Across the country Americans are calling on one another to vote with their dollar by seeking out and supporting small Black-owned businesses. By shopping at Black businesses, White Americans and non-Black people of color can directly fund the Black community in support. The push to support Black-owned businesses ramped up this week amid Juneteenth celebrations in addition to the national protests.