Great things are happening around us! Ask The Messengers TV Show has been invited by the City of Detroit to cover these community events, so that we may bring it to our viewers. Stay tuned to be informed of what is going on around our city!

The State of the City Address with Mayor Mike Duggan

In his State of the City address, Mayor Mike Duggan highlighted Detroit’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization and community investment. The address took place on the city’s west side, emphasizing the administration’s focus on improving local neighborhoods.

One of the key projects mentioned was the renovation of the old Dexter Elmhurst Recreational Center, which has been in a state of disrepair for years. The center will undergo a complete makeover and be renamed the Helen Moore Community Center, in honor of Detroit activist Helen Moore. (read more)

Detroit Land Bank Authority’s Buy Back program

Ask the Messengers TV Show attended the celebration of the 2023 graduates of DLBA Buy Back Program. This program has helped more than 1000 Detroiters become homeowners.

City of Detroit Presents “Peacenic 2023”

The City of Detroit hosted two “Peacenic” events; some standout moments included local law enforcement, government officials, and non-profits being on hand, ready to assist with community resources such as expungement, bill payment assistance – and finding work! Families also had fun enjoying music, games and good eats.

It’s all about Detroit helping Detroiters!

Roosevelt Park

Thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the General Services Division commenced the Roosevelt Park Improvement Project.  Community outreach was conducted in the Corktown, Mexicantown, and Hubbard-Richard neighborhoods. After months of public input, the design for Roosevelt Park was finalized and construction kicked off in July 2022.  Now, a year later, we can’t wait to reintroduce Detroit to its new unified Roosevelt Park. Click on the picture to read about the Ribbon Cutting Event!

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Hart Plaza

Mayor Duggan joined city officials, Detroit Branch NAACP President Reverend Wendell Anthony and faith leaders to unveil a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Hart Plaza today, exactly 60 years after he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in Detroit two months before delivering it in Washington, D.C. at the iconic March on Washington on the National Mall.

ShotStoppers Organizations

“Ask the Messengers got invited to the City of Detroit’s press conference at Adams Butzel Recreation Center to announce the 6 community based groups that were selected to help reduce gun violence in “hot spot” areas of the city.” -Derek Thompson

Click on the map to read more about the ShotStoppers Organizations.

Grand Opening of Southwest Greenway

This was a celebration on successfully producing this pathway that provides easy access and a beautiful public space for Detroit residents and visitors. This path connects the Detroit Riverfront to the future Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park to the Michigan Central campus and the Mexicantown, Hubbard Richard and Corktown Neighborhoods. $350 million was raised to fund these projects that will benefit future generations. – Derek Thompson
Click on the picture to read more about the Grand Opening of the Greenway