Top Stories From The Michigan Chronicle

Here are the top stories from the Michigan Chronicle impacting Detroit and nationally for the Week of Feb. 9 – Feb.16

Detroit Unveils First Eight “Certified Tech Hubs” to Bridge Digital Divide
Detroit is on the brink of a technological renaissance, with the recent unveiling of the city’s first eight “Certified Tech Hubs” signaling a bold step forward in closing the digital divide and cementing Detroit’s status as a growing hub for technology and innovation.
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Detroit’s East Side Witnesses Start of YMCA Demolition, Sparks Hope for Revitalization
Work has commenced on dismantling the long-abandoned Hannan Memorial YMCA located at 10401 E. Jefferson Avenue, marking a significant moment for Detroit’s east side community. The building, left unoccupied for over 20 years, had become a safety concern due to its deteriorating condition, including a compromised roof, crumbling bricks, and other structural issues.
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Gov. Whitmer Outlines Her ‘People First’ Budget Strategy with Families at Detroit Parent Network
In Michigan, and indeed across Detroit, access to preschool stands as a critical pillar in the early stages of a child’s educational journey. Recognizing this barrier, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken a deliberate and commendable step by proposing free pre-K education for all children within the state in her latest budget.
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Celebrating Poetry and Community: An Afternoon with Michigan’s Poet Laureate Nandi Comer
Poetry enthusiasts and literary aficionados alike gathered at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield for a special event featuring Michigan’s Poet Laureate, Nandi Comer. Hosted in the Marburger Auditorium within LTU’s Science Building, the event promises an afternoon of engaging discourse and celebration of the literary arts.
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Detroit Pistons, Rick Mahorn Award Detroit Students $100k at Black History Month Scholarship Event
For 19 years, Detroit “Bad Boy” Rick Mahorn has been teaming up with the Detroit Pistons Foundation to host a Black History Month Scholarship event and award Detroit high school students with tens of thousands of dollars in secondary education funding.This year was no different, as several DPS students showcased to a panel of judges how they embody Black excellence before six were chosen to share $100,000 in scholarship money to aid in paying for their college educations.
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