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The winners and next gen. innovators of the #YesWeCode hackathon

03/12/15 12:59PM

On March 27th and 28th, we watched hope turn into action in Detroit, as msnbc, #YesWeCode, and Ford hosted a special Growing Hope hackathon event at the Ford STEAM Lab. Here, 100 students from five Detroit-area middle schools created a wide range of mobile application prototypes to help make learning easier, from catching up on missed course... read more

How Detroit built its own Tinseltown

How Detroit built its own Tinseltown

03/27/15 01:44PM

From superhero stories to political sagas, Detroit has become a popular site for film shoots. MSNBC’s Joy Reid speaks with Michigan Film Commissioner Jennell Leonard about the city’s resurgent film industry. watch

Detroit works to close gender gap in tech

Detroit works to close gender gap in tech

03/27/15 02:13PM

Marlin Page, founder of Sisters Code, speaks with Joy Reid about efforts to close the gender gap in coding and emerging technologies. Plus: Sisters Code graduate Sherri Crowe, “Yes We Code” founder Van Jones and the Detroit Free Press' Stephen Henderson j watch

Saving trees: a story about going further

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Can cloning halt climate change? It might sound like science fiction—but while it definitely involves science, arborist David Milarch believes it’s not fiction. In fact, it is David's life’s work as a former Ford employee and the founder of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. read more

The Four Tops sing Detroit’s praises

The Four Tops sing Detroit’s praises

03/27/15 02:24PM

The Four Tops join Joy Reid to discuss their vocal careers, Motown's golden era, and what the future may hold for Detroit's music industry. The Detroit Free Press' Stephen Henderson also joins the discussion. watch

Share your hope

05/05/14 03:06PM

Share your hope regarding an issue that matters to you. Become part of a vibrant new community of voices helping to shape the conversation and inspire change. read more

msnbc and Net Impact Turn Hope into Action

04/02/15 06:29PM

msnbc and Net Impact launched the msnbc Growing Hope Challenge in November of 2014 at the Net Impact annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The Challenge was inspired by msnbc's Growing Hope campaign, which allowed consumers to share their hopes for change around issues impacting their local communities. read more

Civil rights icon on inequality and ‘Selma’

A civil rights icon discusses tackling inequality

01/16/15 01:47PM

Martin Luther King Jr. confidante Andrew Young weighs in on LBJ’s portrayal in “Selma” and race in Hollywood. And he and his son Andrew "Bo" Young, CEO of, talk about their new quest to tackle joblessness at the 2015 Hope Global Forum. watch