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During the 1930s, a commercial center emerged in Detroit that became known as Paradise Valley.  Racial discrimination had sequestered the city’s African-American population into a tight-knit and vibrant community where black-owned businesses dotted the streets and Detroit’s African-American community could shop, eat, and enjoy their leisure time. Paradise Valley--with its clubs, theaters and dance halls--would become the major entertainment district in Detroit, as a growing number of…

During the 1930s, a commercial center emerged in Detroit that became known as Paradise Valley. Racial discrimination had sequestered the city’s African-American population into a tight-knit and vibrant community where black-owned businesses dotted the streets and Detroit’s African-American community could shop, eat, and enjoy their leisure time. Paradise Valley--with its clubs, theaters and dance halls--would become the major entertainment district in Detroit, as a growing number of…

Local TV legend The Ghoul - Although Ron Sweed (The Ghoul) was from Ohio, he was well-loved in the Detroit area.

Local TV legend The Ghoul - Although Ron Sweed (The Ghoul) was from Ohio, he was well-loved in the Detroit area. Hosting a horror movie show at midnight.

The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument with a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers is Thursday and it’s time to do three things. Get out your favorite Tiger shirt.

Marche du Nain Rouge

Marche du Nain Rouge

Marche Du Nain Rouge 2013 I Pure Detroit video

Signal-Return | signalreturnpress.org

Signal-Return | signalreturnpress.org

Detroit Blues Queen Alberta Adams at the Mic in a Paradise Valley club, c.1944

Detroit Blues Queen Alberta Adams at the Mic in a Paradise Valley club,

Estate Collector Detroit Pewabic Tile Detroit Scene  4" inches Square

Estate Collector Detroit Pewabic Tile Detroit Scene 4" inches Square

Detroit Public Library by DSPII, via Flickr

Detroit Public Library Mural

Mural at the Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI. This is a wall mural, although it appears horizontal from the perspective of this photo.

Marvin Gaye's 70's house, Berry Gordy's old house, 3067 Outer Drive, Detroit, MI by Doug Coombe, via Flickr

Marvin Gaye's house, Berry Gordy's old house, 3067 Outer Drive, Detroit, MI

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