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That's the moniker that many readers ascribe to TheHUB, which was founded with support from Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit's Department of Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! and many other community organizations to elevate interest and investment in our neighborhoods. TheHUB is proud to head efforts that chronicle the achievements and activities of the hundreds of block clubs, community organizations and everyday neighborhood heroes who define the best of Detroit. We strive to amp up the voices of longtime Detroiters who, too often, feel unseen and unheard in the greater stories of Detroit. And we're leading citywide neighborhood revival efforts to recruit and welcome new neighbors, friends and investors. TheHUB is a free multicultural monthly magazine available at more than 500 newsstand locations in Detroit and surrounding suburbs. Readers can also find our magazine in Latino Press and Chaldean News. Our Minority Media & Alliance partners include: American Arab Chamber ARISE Detroit! Chaldean News Chaldean Chamber Daily Detroit - Digital Daily Detroit Regional News Hub Detroit Regional Chamber Detroit Smart Pages El Vocero Jackson Blazer Korean Weekly Lansing Chronicle Latino Press Michigan Banner Prep Star Small Talk with Mark S. Lee WXYT 1270AM Superstation 910AM WWJ Newsradio 950

Mission: Simply put, our focus is Detroit's neighborhoods. TheHUB's multimedia platforms were created to serve as a culturally-relevant communications hub for the dissemination of information and related interaction, education and engagement regarding the development and maintenance of viable city neighborhoods.

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Major projects worth billions, such as the redevelopment of Michigan Central Station and construction of the Gordie Howe...
01/11/2021
Latino contractors seek bigger piece of southwest Detroit’s building boom

Major projects worth billions, such as the redevelopment of Michigan Central Station and construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, along with related I-75 work, are taking place in the neighborhood that has the largest Latino community in Michigan. Yet studies showed that few of the skilled workers who live in and around Mexicantown are employed on those projects or have other wider industry connections.

Word-of-mouth referrals and neighborhood work can keep Spanish-speaking builders busy, but many now aim for bigger jobs. An industry-focused group is helping them make business plans and grow.

Regardless the season Belle Isle Park - Michigan / Belle Isle Conservancy  is one of Detroit's greatest gems.
01/10/2021

Regardless the season Belle Isle Park - Michigan / Belle Isle Conservancy is one of Detroit's greatest gems.

Dog rescued from icy Detroit River near Belle Isle
01/08/2021
Dog rescued from icy Detroit River near Belle Isle

Dog rescued from icy Detroit River near Belle Isle

A dog that found its way onto the icy Detroit River, and then on a small island at Belle Isle state park was rescued Monday by the Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, it's time to lower (some) of our expectations. ....See how hard that is? It seems...
01/07/2021
Buffer expectations, you'll be better off - CBD Marketing Hub

Although it may seem counterintuitive, it's time to lower (some) of our expectations.

....See how hard that is? It seems unAmerican : )

THE LEVEL – It’s all or nothing. The statement has come to personify America’s “go big or go home” culture, but it’s time to let it […]

COVID may have taken away Mike Han's dream of opening a sushi restaurant in Detroit, but it opened the door for him to b...
01/04/2021
Rebirth: Local artist Mike Han turns old blueprints from Meyer Jewelry Co. into works of art - The Hub Detroit

COVID may have taken away Mike Han's dream of opening a sushi restaurant in Detroit, but it opened the door for him to be reborn as an artist. He used blueprints he found years ago in the rubble of the Meyer Jewelry Co. building, now the Shinola Hotel, to create his artwork.

We are all holding our breath to see how the world will be reborn after COVID. That is why Mike Han, a man familiar with the feeling of rebirth, may be the perfect artist to capture the current mood. COVID took away his dream of opening a restaurant in Detroit. He was just one month …

Thanks to the generosity of 650 individual donors and the partnership of the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and Forgotten H...
01/03/2021
Effort to feed health care workers, those in need raises more than $200,000

Thanks to the generosity of 650 individual donors and the partnership of the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and Forgotten Harvest, the latest edition of Top 10 Cares, the Free Press’ effort to feed health care workers and needy people while supporting some of our favorite local restaurants, brought in more than $207,000 in just over two weeks.

Effort also helps struggling metro Detroit restaurants keep workers employed

This story is not about Detroit, but it is an inspiration we wanted to share. Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez spent...
01/02/2021
Farmworker turned astronaut Jose Hernandez urges kids not to give up

This story is not about Detroit, but it is an inspiration we wanted to share. Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez spent most of his youth working the fields. So many kids have struggled with remote learning, but Hernandez wants them all to know when it comes to their future, the sky's the limit.

When he was ten, Jose told his dad he wanted to be an astronaut, so his father laid out a five-part recipe for success. "Hard work and perseverance and not being afraid to dream big," he said.

Chefs cook dinner for 1,000 Detroit families impacted by pandemic for the holidays
12/25/2020
Chefs cook dinner for 1,000 Detroit families impacted by pandemic for the holidays

Chefs cook dinner for 1,000 Detroit families impacted by pandemic for the holidays

"Every dollar, every dime that you can save and not spend on food, can go to all these other bills we’re experiencing now," Chef Phil Jones said. "We know that people need to pay their rent, people need to pay for their lights and heat, and take care of their families in general."

From paying tribute to a childhood friend to raising money for an important cause, or just keeping a years-long traditio...
12/23/2020
Metro Detroit holiday light displays show community spirit amid challenging year

From paying tribute to a childhood friend to raising money for an important cause, or just keeping a years-long tradition alive to brighten spirits in your neighborhood – many of metro Detroit's light displays aren't just fun to look at, they have stories behind them.

From paying tribute to a childhood friend to raising money for an important cause, or just keeping a years-long tradition alive to brighten spirits in your neighborhood – many of metro Detroit's light displays aren't just fun to look at, they have stories behind them.

Shoppers at Busch’s Fresh Food Market’s donated more than $375,000 in monetary and food donations to Forgotten Harvest t...
12/23/2020
Busch’s ‘Season of Sharing’ raises more than $375,00 to help Forgotten Harvest fight hunger - The Hub Detroit

Shoppers at Busch’s Fresh Food Market’s donated more than $375,000 in monetary and food donations to Forgotten Harvest through the store’s “Season of Sharing” food drive.

It’s a tough time to go to the grocery store, and it can be scary, but it can also be a blessing for many. Shoppers at Busch’s Fresh Food Market’s donated more than $375,000 in monetary and food donations to Forgotten Harvest through the store’s “Season of Sharing” food drive. The commun...

Two mobile health units donated by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh are up and running as part of Wayne Health a...
12/22/2020
Director Steven Soderbergh donates two COVID-19 mobile health vehicles to Detroit

Two mobile health units donated by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh are up and running as part of Wayne Health and Wayne State University’s COVID-19 mobile testing program.
The vehicles, developed and customized by Ford Motor Co., made their debut at separate testing events last week.

Two COVID-19 mobile testing units donated to Detroit by director Steven Soderbergh are up and running, a parting gift from his film made during pandemic.

Up #worrying? Us too.   : (See how to tell if your #sleep issue has morphed from a temporary to a more permanent conditi...
12/22/2020
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Up #worrying? Us too. : (

See how to tell if your #sleep issue has morphed from a temporary to a more permanent condition.

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The bill would provide aid to those laid off because of COVID.
12/19/2020
Michigan lawmakers, Whitmer agree to $465M in virus aid

The bill would provide aid to those laid off because of COVID.

The legislation received overwhelming Senate support late Friday and is expected to win House passage on Monday before legislators adjourn for the year.

There will be fewer volunteers than usual gathered on Christmas morning ready to deliver gifts from Jimmy's Kids to thos...
12/18/2020
Jimmy’s Kids finds a way to still deliver Christmas gifts in Southwest Detroit during COVID - The Hub Detroit

There will be fewer volunteers than usual gathered on Christmas morning ready to deliver gifts from Jimmy's Kids to those in need in Southwest Detroit, but they will be doing it safely. As Jim Tuman, founder of the organization, says, “I was not going to sit around and watch this unfold,” he says. “We moved to create a sense that all is not lost. We can do this safely.”

This simple act of kindness happened Christmas morning last year, and it was beautiful. A woman and her 15-year-old nephew were delivering Christmas presents in Southwest Detroit as part of Jimmy’s Kids annual program to help those in need in the area. They stopped at the home of a man, who was a ...

Detroit Blight Busters CEO John George will launch Kidz Camp, which will not only pay teenagers a wage while giving back...
12/18/2020
Blight Busters’ new Kidz Camp will help kids plant seeds for Brightmoor, Old Redford future - The Hub Detroit

Detroit Blight Busters CEO John George will launch Kidz Camp, which will not only pay teenagers a wage while giving back to the neighborhood by hand wrecking, deconstruction, and recycling in blighted areas, but also give them access to the tools they need to successfully do their schoolwork.

According to The Who, the “kids are alright,” but it never hurts to give them a little extra help. John George’s new project, Kidz Camp, aims to prove the old lyric right. Kidz Camp will be headquarters for programs and opportunities already available in the Brightmoor/Old Redford neighborhood...

So sad. Rest In Peace.
12/18/2020
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon dies at age 65 after battle with COVID-19

So sad. Rest In Peace.

News Actions Facebook Tweet Email Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon dies at age 65 after battle with COVID-19 Paul Sancya/AP Mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon speaks at a Detroit Economic Club meeting in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Mike Duggan and Napoleon received the most votes in the Augu...

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A True Miracle Written By Sergio McGee I have what I feel and have been told by many, a very inspirational and motivational life story. That I’m looking to share with the whole world. I truly believe that my life story will help many to realize that, as long as they have breath, they should never give up. I’ve suffered multiple trials and tribulations though out my life, from being placed in a hospital in a coma for over 3 months with most of my organs not working and only giving a 2% chance to survive. Them being placed into a nursing home, as a total quadriplegic and haven to struggle to learning how to speak, write, feed myself and even walk again. I’m not some guru or a professional doctor telling you what you should do to better your sitiiuation. I’m just a regular guy that has wrote a book, that has faced several challenges, that many have faced and I’m just telling you, the reader, how I manage too overcome them. I wrote about everything in my 47 years of life, the good bad and ugly, but it’s real. I write about growing up in the often dangerous streets of Detroit and the many mistakes I’ve made from hustling to being shot 6 times, and becoming a Hip Hop recording artist and much more. I have a amazing but dramatic life story that many will be able to relate to, as I’m still in a nursing home now and I’m asking for your help. My Church, People of the Light has set up a GOFUNDME page to raise the much needed funds to publish my amazing book. I’m asking for your help to make this dream possible, so please Donate and Share ! https://www.gofundme.com/LifeofSergio My Tv interview http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/local-quadriplegic-fights-to-walk-again-after-facing-death-multiple-times Thank you very much ! Sergio
My name is Sergio McGee I’m in a nursing home right now recovering from a life altering incident. I’ve written a very motivational and inspirational book about my life and I’m asking for your help to self publish my book. Hers a local news interview I did and the link to help. My interview http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/local-quadriplegic-fights-to-walk-again-after-facing-death-multiple-times https://www.gofundme.com/LifeofSergio.
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DETROIT (WXYZ) - Sergio McGee is 45-years-old. He has had fame and success. He has also dodged death multiple times. And when others see the impossible, he has seen the possible. McGee was well known in the music industry as rapper Iroc, releasing three albums. He even had hits on local radio stations in the 2000s. In August 2010 he had a new job at a local plant. It was only his second work day when he suddenly, mysteriously collapsed. “Well to be honest, the hospital still don’t know to this day,” said Sergio. “I had a temperature of 107.5. I died in the ambulance.” Sergio, then 39-years-old, was revived and remained in a coma for three months. He told 7 Action News, every organ had shut down. He was on a feeding tube, and hooked up to 17 machines. “They were only giving me a 2 percent chance to survive,” said Sergio. “Then if I did survive I would be brain dead and a vegetable.” Sergio was no stranger to cheating death. In 1990 he was shot, hit by six bullets. So he was not going to give up this time. In December 2010, Sergio opened his eyes. He was taken to his first nursing home in February 2011 where he suffered neglect by the staff. Sergio was then sent to the hospital for an infected bed sore and more. “When I went to the hospital, the lady found it within a minute,” said Sergio. “I had a blood clot above the knee and that is why my leg swelled up.” Doctors told him he almost died again. He was eventually moved to Imperial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dearborn Heights in April 2011, but as a quadriplegic, hope was running out. “For the first two months, I was like woe is me. I found myself questioning God. Like why did I survive to live this way.” said Sergio. “I’m like, I have to do something to try to change my situation. So I tried to move once or twice an hour. After several months of doing that I was finally able to move a little bit. So I got so excited I was crying.” It was enough of a sign to keep going. Within months, he was able to walk with help. Sergio still has a long way to go and a lot of therapy. For someone who has been told over and over what he can’t do, with the help of his guardian, Allene Gunter, Sergio has proven to everyone what he can do. “I believe faith and determination because I have three kids and my daughter is about to be 21 at the end of this month and she may get married one day,” said Sergio. “I want to walk her down the isle.” She “I think he is here to do something wonderful, to share with us,” said Gunter. “A lot of people don’t understand what it’s like, you know, to not be able to do things for yourself. They take everything for granted in life and I think he is a reminder of that. Like… life is precious. Hug and love the people you can now. Be the person you want to be now and don’t let anything stop you.” Sergio told 7 Action News he plans to one day be a motivational speaker to encourage others that anything can be done. He is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography and his church has set up a GoFundMe.com page to raise enough money to help him get his book published.
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Sergio McGee is 45-years-old. He has had fame and success. He has also dodged death multiple times. And when others see the impossible, he has seen the possible. McGee was well known in the music industry as rapper Iroc, releasing three albums. He even had hits on local radio stations in the 2000s. In August 2010 he had a new job at a local plant. It was only his second work day when he suddenly, mysteriously collapsed. “Well to be honest, the hospital still don’t know to this day,” said Sergio. “I had a temperature of 107.5. I died in the ambulance.” Sergio, then 39-years-old, was revived and remained in a coma for three months. He told 7 Action News, every organ had shut down. He was on a feeding tube, and hooked up to 17 machines. “They were only giving me a 2 percent chance to survive,” said Sergio. “Then if I did survive I would be brain dead and a vegetable.” Sergio was no stranger to cheating death. In 1990 he was shot, hit by six bullets. So he was not going to give up this time. In December 2010, Sergio opened his eyes. He was taken to his first nursing home in February 2011 where he suffered neglect by the staff. Sergio was then sent to the hospital for an infected bed sore and more. “When I went to the hospital, the lady found it within a minute,” said Sergio. “I had a blood clot above the knee and that is why my leg swelled up.” Doctors told him he almost died again. He was eventually moved to Imperial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dearborn Heights in April 2011, but as a quadriplegic, hope was running out. “For the first two months, I was like woe is me. I found myself questioning God. Like why did I survive to live this way.” said Sergio. “I’m like, I have to do something to try to change my situation. So I tried to move once or twice an hour. After several months of doing that I was finally able to move a little bit. So I got so excited I was crying.” It was enough of a sign to keep going. Within months, he was able to walk with help. Sergio still has a long way to go and a lot of therapy. For someone who has been told over and over what he can’t do, with the help of his guardian, Allene Gunter, Sergio has proven to everyone what he can do. “I believe faith and determination because I have three kids and my daughter is about to be 21 at the end of this month and she may get married one day,” said Sergio. “I want to walk her down the isle.” She “I think he is here to do something wonderful, to share with us,” said Gunter. “A lot of people don’t understand what it’s like, you know, to not be able to do things for yourself. They take everything for granted in life and I think he is a reminder of that. Like… life is precious. Hug and love the people you can now. Be the person you want to be now and don’t let anything stop you.” Sergio told 7 Action News he plans to one day be a motivational speaker to encourage others that anything can be done. He is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography and his church has set up a GoFundMe.com page to raise enough money to help him get his book published. If you would like to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/LifeofSergio.