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TEST On The Ground: Efforts in Detroit’s North End to Boost Connectivity, Community

A version of this story, written by Imani Mixon, was originally published in the Oct. 21, 2017 issue of Model D.


 

Tech applications like messaging platforms and data-sharing networks that are part of many workplaces aren’t necessarily being used in Detroit’s neighborhoods, writes Imani Mixon in her recent article in Model D Media. 

But several individuals and organizations in Detroit’s North End neighborhood are working to change that. For example, 27-year-old Kinnard Hockenhull wants to help build community using such tools as Slack, a messaging platform.

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WDET’s Jerome Vaughn spoke with IMG’s Imani Mixon about North End resident’s efforts to bring better technology to that community.

 

Click on the audio player above to hear the full interview.

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This post is a part of On The Ground.

This story is a part of a partnership between WDET and ModelD/Metromode’s On The Ground series, which focuses on deep, embedded reporting in neighborhoods and cities throughout the region to bring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make their communities better. Find more stories in the partnership here.

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