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A Taste of Ann Arbor, Michigan

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ANN ARBOR?

  1. Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2009 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 112,920, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit – Ann Arbor – Flint, MI CSA.

  2. Ann Arbor became a focal-point for left-wing activism and served as a hub for the civil-rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement, as well as the student movement. Today, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, which is the dominant institution of higher learning in the city. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development money, and by its graduates.

  3. Since the university's establishment in the city in 1837, the history of both the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor are closely linked. Throughout 1840s and the 1850s settlers continued to come to Ann Arbor. While the earlier settlers were primarily of British ancestry, the newer settlers also consisted of Germans, Irish, and African-Americans.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $46,299, and the median income for a family was $71,293 (these figures had risen to $51,232 and $82,293 respectively as of a 2007 estimate).

  5. Ann Arbor typically has a Midwestern humid continental seasonal climate, which is influenced by the Great Lakes. There are four distinct seasons; winters are cold with moderate to heavy snowfall, while summers are very warm and humid. The area experiences lake effect weather, primarily in the form of increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter.

  6. The University of Michigan shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly. It employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. Other employers are drawn to the area by the university's research and development money, and by its graduates. High tech, health services and biotechnology are other major components of the city's economy; numerous medical offices, laboratories, and associated companies are located in the city. Automobile manufacturers, such as General Motors and Visteon, also employ residents.

  7. Several annual events—many of them centered on performing and visual arts—draw visitors to Ann Arbor. One such event is the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, a set of four concurrent juried fairs held on downtown streets, which began in 1960. Scheduled on Wednesday through Saturday in the third week of July, the fairs draw upward of half a million visitors. Another is the Ann Arbor Film Festival, held during the third week of March, which receives more than 2,500 submissions annually from more than 40 countries and serves as one of a handful of Academy Award–qualifying festivals in the United States.

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Demographics of Ann Arbor, Michigan

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

72.8%

8.3%

0.2%

14.7%

3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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(BPRW) Official Kick-off of the 2013 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce!

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan, June, 10, 2013 – Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber membership drive and press conference, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

An official press conference will be held 10 am-12 pm in the Community Room at the Ypsilanti District Library-Whittaker Branch. 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. (734) 482-4110. www.ypsilibrary.org

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce


At the conference, President of the Michigan Department of Education, John Austin, will deliver a message regarding the need for minority businesses within the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, and the pertinence it is to the Michigan economy as a whole. And, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Maude Toussaint Comeau will share the financial opportunities available to minority owned businesses within the metropolitan area.

The Chamber Membership Drive Kick-off will follow, later in the evening, from 6-7:30 pm at the Quarter Bistro. 300 S. Maple Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. (734) 929-9200. www.thequarterbistro.com

"This is a historical event. We represent the first African-American business chamber within the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. With both the City of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti encouraging small business entrepreneurship, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber is a key component to Washtenaw County's economic future," said Anistia P. Thomas, President of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber.

"The key partnerships with the cities of Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, and corporations such as Google add to the proven staple of the AAYBCC's magnitude of influence within Washtenaw's economy. The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce is a strong minority Chamber in which all local businesses should make it their ‘business’ to become a member."

This is truly an exciting time for the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Branch. All are encouraged to attend and participate.

For more information please contact, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber President, Anistia P. Thomas, at (734) 327-1800. president@annarborypsilantiblackchamber.com

The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is Michigan’s first statewide Black chamber of commerce. With access to more than 79,000 black-owned businesses in Michigan, the MBCC has become one of the largest and most influential chambers of commerce in the country. For more information visit http://www.michiganblackchamber.com/.

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Famous Blacks from Ann Arbor, Michigan

     
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Businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Davinci's Salon & Gallery -  Category: Hair Salons -  305 S Main St Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Downtown Ann Arbor (734) 214-7041  - (reviews)

  2. Encore Studio -  Category: Hair Salons -  407 N 5th Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Neighborhood: Kerrytown Ann Arbor (734) 663-9344 - (reviews)

  3. Out of Aafrika Design Studio 160 -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3820 Packard Street - Ann Arbor, MI (734) 973-2002

  4. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  2909 Oak Valley Dr - Ann Arbor, MI (734) 668-8390

  5. Serendipity -  Category: Hair Salons -  322 S. Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 213-5945 - (reviews)

  6. Unique Hair Studio -  Category: Beauty Salons, Hair Braiding, Barbers -  3905 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 668-0203

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Forewords Books & Gifts -  Category: Shopping/Gifts -   Located in Originations Gallery 1671 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 662-9197

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African American Cultural -  Category: Museums - A collection of artifacts, art, papers, books, photographs and other materials pertaining to the history and culture of African Americans in Washtenaw County -   3261 Lohr Road, - Ann Arbor, MI (734) 761-1717  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Brahma Steakhouse and Lounge -  Category: Barbecue, American, Southern/Soul -  4855 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (734) 434-5554

  2. Mary's Fabulous Chicken -  Category: Soul Food, Fast Food -  3220 Packard St. - Ann Arbor, MI (734) 971-5703  - (reviews)

  3. Satchel's BBQ -  Category: Barbecue, American, Southern/Soul -  3035 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 971-5100

  4. Zingerman's Roadhouse -  Category: American, Breakfast/Brunch, Southern/Soul -  2501 Jackson Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 663-3663

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Hesselberg Chiropractic Clinic at African-American Festival (June 6th, 2009) Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  1507 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 663-3800  - (visit website)

  2. Campbell Chapel AME Church -  10673 Whittaker Road, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 461-2400

  3. Fountain Church of God In Christ -  530 West Stadium Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 665-5477

  4. Greater Light Temple Church of God in Christ -  3840 Varsity Drive , Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (734) 677-7792

  5. Labor of Love Ministries Church of God in Christ -  3350 Textile Rd., Pittsfield Twp., MI Mailing Address: P.O.B. 7953, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 (734) 528-3663

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase -  Category: Entertainment -   314 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 996-9080  - (visit website)

  2. OZ Nightclub, Club, Bar, & Lounge -  Category: Entertainment - Ann Arbor's classiest nightclub, club, lounge, and bar. -   210 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 222-4770

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. African American Downtown Festival
    June-July   Held at various campus and downtown venues   - (visit website)

    Crafts, merchandise, food, and kids' activities


  2. Edgefest
    Sept.   Held at Kerrytown Concert House (769) 2999   - (visit website)

    Premier alternative music festivals, featuring jazz and experimental music.


  3. Juneteenth
    June.   Held at Kerrytown Concert House (769) 2999   - (visit website)

    Performances by local musicians, games, health and nonprofit information, concessions, and a children's area.


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