Category: Community Written by Hiram Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media
God’s work comes without boundaries. It’s a 24/7 job, fraught with daunting challenges. Detroit’s faith-based leaders are our first responders as well as our recourse of last resort. They are unstoppable stewards, who can and will not back away from our community’s most pressing challenges. And, they are, and always have been, Detroit’s most able emergency managers.
Wherever we go in life, we always return home to church. There’s a reason for that. Detroit’s Black churches are the cornerstone of our community. Our spiritual leaders educate and inspire and, when necessary, call us to task. They lift our spirits and our aspirations and demand that no matter how good our “best” efforts are, we can do better. There’s something to be said for that.
That’s why the Michigan Chronicle created PraiseConnectDetroit.com and pauses today to pay homage to our spiritual stewards in this special edition.
The men and women of the Church have a lot to say. And, at the Michigan Chronicle, we’re listening and are proud to elevate the conversation about faith in our community.
We hope you will join us in applauding Detroit’s faith-based leaders at our annual Pastor’s Salute this weekend. Thanks to their efforts, there is no shortage of faith in Detroit.
Hiram E. Jackson CEO, Real Times Media Interim Publisher, The Michigan Chronicle
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:09
DIA Friends of African and African American Art Present: 8th Annual African Art Recognition Award and Lecture
Category: Community Written by Detroit Institute of Art
Celebrating the auxiliary's 50th anniversary
(Detroit)—On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) auxiliary Friends of African and African American Art (FAAAA) will present its eighth annual African Art Recognition Award to Rowland Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of Art and the History of Art, and of Black Studies, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. The DIA established the award to honor the contributions of scholars, artists and collectors who have made significant contributions to the field of African art scholarship. The program is free with museum admission.
Abiodun will present an illustrated talk entitled “Searching for the ‘African’ in ‘African Art Studies.’” Despite the sense of inclusiveness implied by the idea of “globalization,” Western philosophy and Western literary theory are still favored over African thought systems and languages in African art studies. Like “postmodernism” and “deconstructionism,” global studies have generated many theories in which indigenous African perspectives have been glaringly absent. Abiodun will present a critical examination of the premise of some of these prevailing theories, reflecting on their relevance to African art scholarship.
This year’s program is part of a year-long celebration of FAAAA’s 50th anniversary.
Friends of African and African American Art
One of the DIA’s oldest auxiliaries, Friends of African and African American Art (FAAAA) originated as the African Art Gallery Committee in 1962. Its mission was to acquire art for a new gallery dedicated to the traditional art of Africa. By the late 1980s, the auxiliary’s purview expanded to include African American art, and it officially became Friends of African and African American Art in 1992.
FAAAA is committed to raising public awareness and appreciation of the artistic legacy of indigenous Africans and peoples of the African Diaspora. It serves as a catalyst to ensure that these outstanding artistic contributions will be enjoyed and valued by future generations. Proceeds from FAAAA fundraisers sponsor educational programs and help fund art acquisitions for the African and African American art departments. Since its inception, FAAAA has contributed to the acquisition of more than 60 works of art for the museum’s collection.
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.
Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:15
Category: Community Written by Detroit Restaurant Week
Detroit Restaurant Week is set to return for fall 2012. Metro Detroiters will once again be able to enjoy hearty three-course meals for $30 (excluding beverage, gratuity and tax) at select fine dining locations in Detroit.
To take advantage of this special event, patrons can enjoy dinner at any of the 17 participating restaurants during the 10-day period. No tickets are necessary, just simply visit the restaurant(s) of your choosing. Advance reservations are not required but are strongly recommended and can be made utilizing the individual restaurant pages located within the Detroit Restaurant Week website.
This year's fall edition of Detroit Restaurant Week will be the seventh time the promotion has been offered since the fall of 2009. The six previous promotions saw participation from almost 200,000 diners while generating millions in sales for the participating restaurants.
Detroit Restaurant Week starts September 28th and will run through October 7th. Be sure to check out these restaurants!
24Grille, Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, GM Renaissance Center
Angelina Italian Bistro, Downtown
Atlas Global Bistro, Midtown
Caucus Club, Penobscot Building
Cliff Bell's, Downtown
Coach Insignia, GM Renaissance Center
Cuisine, New Center
Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, Fox Theatre Building
Detroit Seafood Market, Paradise Valley
Fountain Bistro, Campus Martius Park
Iridescence, MotorCity Casino Hotel
La Dolce Vita, Palmer Park District
Rattlesnake Club, Stroh River Place
Roast, Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Roma Cafe, Eastern Market
The Whitney, Midtown
Click on the link below for RSVP information
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:07
Category: Community Written by Huffingtonpost
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:55
Category: Community Written by WDIV
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:34
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