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Detroit Discourse Takes a Turn for the Better

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Since compromise is the underpinning of our country's governance system, it should come as no surprise that our government doesn't work when compromise doesn't exist.

Michigan Clean Energy: Lessons Unlearned in Lansing

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

Michigan has long seen the value of renewables and energy efficiency to attract investment and buoy its economy -- something that continues to pay dividends.. But those positive lessons are being unlearned in Lansing where an odd effort is afoot in the statehouse to repel that sort of growth.

In Detroit, It's What We Do

Nancy Kotting | Posted 04.05.2015 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

Detroit's future isn't "out there". It has been here, all along. Falling into bed at the end of the day spent only to rise, pull his boots on yet again and get the job done. These are the people I speak of when I speak of Detroit. Detroit is filled with James Robertsons, invisible to most but the backbone of a city that just doesn't quit. Ever.

Detroit's Death Knell? Austerity, Structural Racism, Water Wars

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Movers, Shakers and Bakers... Oh My!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Are you a wannabe mover, shaker or baker? Do you want to be? Remember, by doing any of the recommendations in this blog, you will definitely be on the path to offering people the chance to change the world and be M.A.D. (Making A Difference)! Are you M.A.D. today?

Oil Prices Plunging! President George H.W. Bush Where Are You As We Need You!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

To the deep consternation of the oilogopoly and their kindred and influential allies in government and finance the price of oil has been dropping precipitously.

Detroit Out of Step on Right to Water

Amanda Klasing | Posted 12.01.2014 | Detroit
Amanda Klasing

It's long past time for the United States to recognize the human right to water domestically and devise national, state, and local policy solutions that both guarantee sufficient financing for affordable public water infrastructure and service.

A New Arena Soon to Be Created, a New Detroit Already Being Cultivated

Matthew Fossen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Detroit
Matthew Fossen

As the month of September approaches its end, the start of construction for the Detroit Red Wings' sleek, state-of-the-art, and highly anticipated hockey arena approaches.

Detroit, Year Zero

Matthew Ebert | Posted 09.29.2014 | Detroit
Matthew Ebert

Forget every negative thing you've seen or heard about Detroit, because Detroit is on fire. Detroit is not the worst city in America, it happens to be the best.

Wealthy Senate Candidate Paid Very Low Tax Rate

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land paid less than three percent of her income over the past two years in federal taxes, due primarily to he...

Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Moms Are Great, Moms of Detroit Are Astounding

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Imagine for a moment that you're a mom in Detroit living on less than what it takes for your family to thrive. You face similar challenges as all moms in low-income situations, plus more.

Biden To Ford Executive: 'Thank You For Saving Our Ass'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden offered a top Ford Motor Company executive some blunt praise during a stop in Detroit, Mich. on Thursday. "Thank you for ...

Fernando Palazuelo and the Packard Plant: Can He Do It?

Nancy Kotting | Posted 03.17.2014 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

I believe Fernando Palazuelo, the new owner of the Packard Plant, is going to be successful beyond our expectations in his goal of redeveloping the Packard for several reasons you may not have thought of.

Too Big to Fail!

Ron Dellums | Posted 02.18.2014 | Detroit
Ron Dellums

A deal still has to be made to rescue the city and all stakeholders should have some say if the end result is to sustain a vibrant and viable city.

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...

iO and the DIA: The Debt and the Gift of Art

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 11.17.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Through working closely with writers and seeing their work in publications, it is my hope that our young people come away with a sense of their readers, a sense that there is someone there for them, like we are for Keats, on the other side of the page.

How Ted Nugent Can Fulfill His Promise (and Help Detroit)

Jason Kitchen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Why not provide an opportunity for Nugent to demonstrate his humanitarian side? In other words, why not turn lemons into lemonade (or perhaps more aptly, feral hog entrails into pulled pork sandwiches)?

Brave New Voices, Detroit to Chicago and the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

August 7, 2013: The first thing that I heard on my car radio this morning was our public radio station WDET sounding the call to support Detroit's Br...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

What To Do If You're A Detroit Hipster Doing A Media Interview

Detroit Jalopnik | Posted 10.01.2013 | Detroit

It's getting real out here in these Southwest Detroit streets as not one, but several "no-hipster" tags are popping up all over that part of town. ...

Joy Resmovits

No Bailout For Black School Districts? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout. As the city of Detroit mad...

Detroit Refugee

Tonya Mosley-Benjamin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Detroit
Tonya Mosley-Benjamin

One part of my blueprint however, always stayed the same. After traveling the world I'd ultimately settle down in my hometown. But what do you do when the place you planned your dreams around no longer exists? What do you do when you're from Detroit?

LOOK: 10 Awesome Charities Serving Detroit Amid Bankruptcy News

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

Though Detroit sealed the deal on its boom-to-bust story as it filed for bankruptcy Thursday, there are a number of non-government organizations still...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Shut Down A Month Early | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2013 | Detroit

It's official. For the 400 or so students in Buena Vista, Mich., school is over, even though the academic year isn't supposed to end until the mid...