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Redefining Detroit: Second Chance Basketball Video included

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The "Second Chance" basketball game is Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. at Detroit Edison Public Academy on Wilkins Street in Detroit.  More>>

Detroit Police Chief Craig's mission needs support

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When it comes to the Detroit Police Department, Chief James Craig has sent a clear message to drug dealers, carjackers and murderers … there is a new chief in town. More>>

CriticCar Detroit highlighting Detroit's art scene Video included

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Creative talent is overflowing around Detroit. One organization is working to make the city's art scene the center of attention. More>>

Detroit Institute of Arts, should the art be sold? Video included

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Detroit's bankruptcy filing has set off a strong set of emotions, but perhaps the most intense reaction to this dire situation comes from the  possibility of selling off the art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More>>

Pastor's vision: High school dropout program at former North End temple Video included

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Plenty of people drive past Temple Beth El's former home without giving it a second look, but Rev. Jim Holley says the building has huge potential and can make a big impact on Detroit's North End. More>>

Photographer captures Detroit's story through city's shoe shiners

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Great photographs can tell a story. One local photographer is determined to tell the story of a group of Detroiters who are part of the city's past and are determined to be part of its future. More>>

The time for redefining Detroit is now

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As you talk to the residents of metro Detroit, one question always seems to come up: How are we going to reinvent our city? More>>

Livernois Avenue to be showcased during 2-day weekend event Video included

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Detroit's Avenue of Fashion could be the place to be this weekend. A community, it's businesses and local nonprofits are working together to drum up some major attention. More>>

Playworks redefining recess at a dozen metro Detroit schools Video included

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Recess at Academy of the Americas in southwest Detroit is 20 minutes out of the day where all kids have to do is play, and that time is more valuable than you think. More>>

University Prep opening elementary at historic Detroit school Video included

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A new charter school is coming to Detroit, and it's moving into a building with a lot of history.  But the school says it's determined to prepare Detroit's students for the future. More>>

Denver-based company rehabs historic Detroit apartment complex Video included

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Alden Towers, a historic Detroit building that features luxury apartments with unbeatable views, is ready for new residents. More>>

Planners take part in project to improve Detroit's public spaces

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More than 300 urban planners, economic developers and others are meeting in the city as part of an ambitious project designed to improve parts of Detroit. More>>

Blog aims to turn metro Detroiters' failures into positives Video included

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A new blog called "Fail Detroit" that points out metro Detroiters' failures has people talking.  The blog might sound negative, but it could pave the way to success. More>>

Redefining Detroit: Gilbert outlines game-changing vision for downtown Detroit Video included

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You might want to take a picture of downtown Detroit now, because if the plan outlined by Dan Gilbert and his partners comes to fruition, the entire area will soon look and feel drastically different. More>>

GirlTrek getting women and girls moving towards better health Video included

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They're working to put the move in movement and inspiring young women to live healthier lives every step of the way.  The concept is simple.  Stop talking and start walking. More>>

Detroiter helps foster relationships to improve her community Video included

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A woman connected her local businesses with the community they serve, and together they're making a difference in her Detroit neighborhood. More>>

Pure Detroit celebrates new life with 'Born in the 313' onesies Video included

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It's "3.13" day in Detroit and to celebrate March 13, a local retail company handed out gear featuring Detroit's famous area code. More>>

Gov. Snyder declares financial emergency in Detroit, paves way for EM Video included

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a financial emergency in Detroit, paving the path for an emergency manager unless city officials can change his mind in the next 10 days. More>>

New owner investing $15M to renovate Detroit's Lafayette Towers Video included

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Lafayette Towers has been around since the early sixties, but now its new owner has plans to recapture it's former glory. More>>

Market pops up in Detroit's Corktown district on Valentine's Day Video included

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A Valentine's Day pop-up market was all about showing love to Detroit and our local artists. A normally quiet corner in Corktown was full of shoppers Thursday looking for all kinds of locally made treasures. More>>

Detroit light-rail system to move full-speed ahead Video included

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that the federal government is ready to spend $25 million toward a rail line that would link the city's downtown and the cultural, medical and educational center a few miles north. More>>

Detroit offers several options for holiday shopping Video included

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As the holiday shopping season enters its final days, the mall may be the last place you want to be.  If you're looking for great gifts without all the hassle, Detroit has a lot of options. More>>

Shinola manufacturing watches and more in Detroit Video included

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We make a lot of great products in the U.S.  Watches aren't normally on that list, but a company called Shinola is trying to change that by making their watches in Detroit, and they're hoping to revolutionize the industry. More>>

Ilitch organization may build new Detroit events center Video included

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Mike Ilitch could soon give us yet another reason to come downtown.  The organization announced Tuesday they're looking at building a state of the art events center that will include retail, residential space and, of course, a sports arena. More>>

Redefining Detroit Special 2012

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Detroit is a worldwide symbol for industry's rise and fall.  It's known for making cars and too often making headlines for terrible blight and crime. Entrepreneurs know Detroit as something else, an opportunity to succeed. More>>

REVOLVE has shops, eateries popping up in Detroit's West Village Video included

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Detroiters spend more than $1 billion a year shopping outside the city.  The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is working to change that.  A unique program is drawing dollars and praise. More>>

'D:hive' helps people find places to live in downtown Detroit

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Ask Fox 2's weather guy Alan Longstreet if he wants to live in downtown Detroit and he answers "yes, there seems like there's a lot to do here." Reporter Alexis Wiley agrees and she has the proof to back it up.
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Register for the next Detroit Works Project meeting

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Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning is utilizing the Telephone Town Hall format as another way for Detroiters to connect and provide input before the Strategic Framework Plan is complete. More>>

Detroit Venture Partners opening doors for tech start-ups Video included

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Do you have an idea that could be the next Twitter or Facebook? If so, Detroit Venture Partners is looking for you. More>>

Comerica opens voting for Hatch Detroit business contest Video included

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Voting begins Monday for the 2012 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest, where a $50,000 grand prize is at stake for those pitching business ideas for the city. More>>

Kevin Brown sharing his message of hope with Detroit's youth Video included

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Kevin Brown faced some of the worst, most tragic circumstances imaginable, but he's taken his story and is using it as a way to inspire young people in Detroit. More>>

Pitch for Detroit to raise money for DIFD microgrants to benefit city Video included

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Do It For Detroit (DIFD) will be awarding microgrants for projects that will help the City of Detroit. This weekend's Pitch for Detroit softball tournament will raise money to support that endeavor. More>>

Residents of Brightmoor ready for a TechTown turnaround Video included

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Turning a great idea into a business definitely isn't easy. But it can be done. And business incubator TechTown is coming to Brightmoor to help entrepreneurs tap into success. More>>

Title Source moving into Detroit's First National Building Video included

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The chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans is moving yet another one of his companies to downtown Detroit.  This time it's Title Source.  They're moving 1,500 employees into the First National Building. More>>

Detroit's G.A.R. Building getting a new life Video included

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What was once old will soon be new again. A Detroit landmark will soon be home to new businesses and a new restaurant. The Grand Army of the Republic building currently being renovated. More>>

Detroit's proud role in the history of jazz music Video included

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Jazz, a style that put Detroit and its musicians on the map, will be brought back to Detroit on Labor Day weekend for the annual Detroit Jazz Festival. More>>

Work along Detroit River getting $44M boost Video included

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Efforts to complete a recreational development project along Detroit's east riverfront are getting a $44 million boost from the federal government and the state. More>>

Charlie LeDuff golfs the length of Detroit Video included

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FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff takes on an epic challenge of golfing his way from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle... literally. It's a par 3,168, 18-mile, single hole course. Charlie carries only four clubs in his bag while facing extraordinary hazards that took years to form. More>>

Young Detroiters mixing today's sound with classical violin Video included

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This isn't your ordinary string band. A group of young musicians are mixing today's sounds with the art of playing the violin. More>>

Deconstructing Detroit: Old materials will be used for new projects Video included

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The demolition of abandoned homes in Detroit will begin at a rapid pace in the coming weeks - but not everything will be thrown away.
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Detroit to expand online auction of vacant houses Video included

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More vacant homes will be up for auction in Detroit and now you can buy them online.
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Cousins open restaurant, old theatre and luxury apartments in 'Woodward Gardens Development' Video included

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Two cousins are opening new businesses in the Woodward Gardens Development, which includes a new restaurant, The Grille Midtown; the renovated Garden Theatre; and a soon-to-open apartment building. More>>

2013 TEDxDetroit conference Video included

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The fifth annual TEDxDetroit conference was held Wednesday at the newly renovated Cobo Center. The one-day event features lectures and performances from people from all walks of life who aren't afraid to think outside of the box. More>>

EM Kevyn Orr on what Detroit will look like in a year

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By September 2014, Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will likely be on his way out. So what will Detroit look like in a year? More>>

Redefining Detroit: Eagle Children's Charities

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Roughly 47 percent of adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate. Eagle Children's Charities is working to change that, one child at a time. More>>

Effort in Brightmoor is a shining example of what to do in Detroit

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The recent blitz to reduce the blight right here in the Brightmoor neighborhood is a shining example of a grassroots effort that is working to improve the quality of life for it's residents. More>>

Local Web site hosts live video rap competitions Video included

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A local startup business is poised to take the hip hop world by storm. Detroit's rapt.fm hosts live video rap competitions several times a week and is gaining popularity. More>>

Orr prescribes strong medicine for Detroit Video included

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Detroit has some tough medicine to swallow, but isn't the cure worth it?
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  • Redefining Detroit Program SpecialsMore>>

  • Redefining Detroit Special 2012

    Redefining Detroit Special 2012

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 6:13 PM EST2012-11-21 23:13:11 GMT
    Detroit is a worldwide symbol for industry's rise and fall.  It's known for making cars and too often making headlines for terrible blight and crime. Entrepreneurs know Detroit as something else, an opportunity to succeed.
    Detroit is a worldwide symbol for industry's rise and fall.  It's known for making cars and too often making headlines for terrible blight and crime. Entrepreneurs know Detroit as something else, an opportunity to succeed.
  • Fox 2: Redefining Detroit

    Fox 2: Redefining Detroit

    Monday, October 1 2012 9:32 AM EDT2012-10-01 13:32:39 GMT
    Fox 2 is proud to present a special half our program: Front and Center: Redefining Detroit.
    Fox 2 is proud to present a special half our program: Front and Center: Redefining Detroit.
  • Redefining Detroit: Reading, Writing and Renaissance

    Redefining Detroit: Reading, Writing and Renaissance

    Tuesday, May 29 2012 11:05 AM EDT2012-05-29 15:05:37 GMT
    Fox 2's Alexis Wiley takes a closer look at some innovative approaches to education which ultimately may be the key to redefining Detroit's future.
    Fox 2's Alexis Wiley takes a closer look at some innovative approaches to education which ultimately may be the key to redefining Detroit's future.
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