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New Artist Reviews: Charity

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.23.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Singer-songwriter Charity grew up in Detroit and was shrouded in the dark tides that washed over the city. A place with many wounds, Charity became familiar not only with pain, but even more so with healing.

This Is What You Find When You Raid A 'Career Criminal's' House

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

When officials raided a house in Detroit, they stumbled on quite a haul. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms a...

Detroit Can Learn a Thing or Two From Grand Rapids

Brandon Helderop | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

Over the past few decades, Grand Rapids has seen an exciting boom of sorts. While the magnitude of a Detroit turnaround will require much more, I believe the Motor City can learn a thing or two from our neighbor city in West Michigan as it continues to capitalize on recent successes.

Small Business Owners React to Michigan Governor's State of the State Address

Joan L. Witte | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit
Joan L. Witte

Investing in transportation infrastructure goes beyond mere road improvements and short-term benefits. It also generates significant economic returns to other industries and ultimately increases tax revenues too.

Quality Neighborhoods Citywide Essential to Stronger Detroit

Benny Napoleon | Posted 03.05.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

As Detroiters, we embrace our city's non-residential stakeholders. We embrace the fact that many are rooting for us; understanding that we will never have a thriving state of Michigan, or southeast region without a vibrant city of Detroit.

City Confidential: Discovering Detroit

Posted 10.28.2012 | Black Voices

Whatever you thought you knew about the Motor City, think again. America’s comeback city has plenty more to offer folks than just good ol’ America...

Joe Van Brussel

Innovation Competition Boosts Michigan's Entrepreneurial Community | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.05.2012 | Small Business

When Lauren Bigelow drove into downtown Detroit last year for a dinner event at the historic Madison building, she witnessed a surprising sight. As sh...

Democracy and Growth for Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 06.02.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

"Taxation without representation." It's an idea our nation was founded to oppose. Yet, right here in Detroit in 2012, it's a threat that's all too real.

Detroit Music and Mayhem City

Tunde Wey | Posted 02.12.2012 | Detroit
Tunde Wey

Instead of working for a progress we can only access in the cinema of our imaginations, "a fantasy of more," we should embrace our station as a struggling city and exert ourselves towards making it better.

At Detroit Soup, A City Comes Alive

Auren Kaplan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Detroit
Auren Kaplan

This experiment in micro-funding was already interesting before they served the soup. Then we all lined up and before too long, my wooden-crafted bowl was filled with a spicy vegan squash stew.

The Real Detroit

Sean Doerr | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Sean Doerr

I love Detroit, I hate Detroit. It continues to inspire me, yet also continues to bum me out. I feel one of the greatest issues facing this city is that the people who live here deny that there is any problem and that Detroit is on the rebound.

I'm A Detroiter Too: A Response

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
Rabbi Jason Miller

There is certainly a revival in the Motor City and we should all be excited about the possibilities. But I want to caution Toby Barlow and anyone who believes that to be part of the renaissance one has to relocate to Downtown Detroit.

Vision for Transforming Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Transforming Detroit is not a short-term process. It will not be easy. It will take significant effort from those who care enough to invest our best in the city's revitalization.

A Simple Plan for Detroit's Resurgence

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

For too long, we have seen our manufacturing jobs shipped overseas with little investment to retrain workers. We have seen high local taxes stifle entrepreneurship. It's time that we -- the people of Detroit -- take charge of our city's future.

Dear Occupy Detroit

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

We recognize that Occupy Detroit has attracted the participation of people from across Michigan. This is a good thing, if people take the time to understand the current work of Detroit's social movements.

'World's Largest Stove' Replica Destroyed By Fire

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A Saturday night fire on the Detroit grounds of the Michigan State Fair resulted in devastating damage to a large wooden replica of a stove originally...

WATCH: Detroit To Funnel 90% Of Funding Into Classrooms

Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools aims to put 90 percent of its funding into student education, DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts told MSNBC Sunday. "We're go...

How They Do It

Chris Crutcher | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books
Chris Crutcher

In the early years I believed the censors had the same agenda I had -- the good of kids -- and that we just perceived the meaning of that differently. I have come to believe something else altogether. These people embrace their philosophy over their humanity.

Political Schizophrenia in Detroit

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Kirk Cheyfitz

The mayor of Detroit, a businessman turned novice politician, is failing to provide the political leadership necessary to turn one of America's most troubled towns in a new direction.

Michigan's Governor Tramples Democracy

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Perhaps Gov. Snyder has forgotten the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. We pledge our allegiance not to the corporate state, not to one party or one ideology, but to the republic, one nation, under God with liberty and justice for all.

You And The Secret Millionaire

Kiri Westby | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Kiri Westby

What we often forget, or perhaps were never taught, is that the happiness we seek can only be found when we reach outside of ourselves and help someone.

Move to Detroit Quickly While There's Still Time

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Concerns with accessible power sources will pale alongside the specter of thirst and hunger arising from a shortage of the world's most basic source of survival, H2O.

Beck's Scare Tactics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Last week, Glenn concluded that Islam would soon be united as a caliphate stretching from Iran west to Morocco, and that Obama and George W. Bush were complicit in this plot. Why is he devoting so much air time to this subject?

The Detroit Auto Show: Sure Looks Green to Me

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I'll bet many of you have heard rumblings from friends and relatives or colleagues at work about the premature death of the green movement, and how th...

Michigan's New Governor Faces Tough Questions

David Donaldson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Donaldson

After coming out of what has been deemed the lost decade, Governor Rick Snyder is ready to get to work.