Detroit Michigan

Detroit: SEE-FOOD Capital of America

Small restaurants that once served a dense residential population have nearly disappeared in Detroit.  To attract attention to their wares, these small businesses had to communicate quickly with people passing by in automobiles and on foot, and chose to do so with images of food painted on walls. Here, the simple message is unmistakable and […]

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Hair Today-Gone Tomorrow in Detroit

Hair care in Detroit is a huge cash business. Beauty salons, predominantly female owned, and male-owned barbershops, take on unwanted retail space in nearly-impossible locations along major streets. The goal is to establish an independent money flow in the city’s often-difficult financial environment, and involves spending long hours on your feet. Building a regular client […]

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ANN SCOTT AND THE HEAVENLY STARS OF DETROIT

At 74, Ann Scott is imposing at rehearsal.  She is the only remaining original member of the Heavenly Stars of Detroit, a women’s gospel group, founded in 1972. Ann’s family migrated from Tyler, Alabama in 1961 for a good paying Detroit job. She then raised four kids with husband Pastor Sam Scott, became a licensed […]

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