There is a word that creates a glimmer of hope that something new may emerge amid the desolation. This word is synonymous with the meaning of rebirth, or renaissance, through the century. It's a word familiar to everyone. Art.
Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.
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It is said that Detroit reinvents itself every 100 years. But as Detroit leaders develop a robust innovation ecosystem that can foster entrepreneurial growth, how can it also nurture a diverse array of entrepreneurs and create opportunities for inclusive innovation?
There's a lot of unrepayable municipal and private debt out there, and there will be more Detroits and Puerto Ricos to reckon with. We have to face up to a miserable dilemma: Who suffers when governments can't repay the money they borrowed?
If you want to talk about the real issues plaguing Detroit and urban America, that's fine. The first moments of a conversation are not when that heavy discussion should happen.
One of the factors that could have contributed to this unfortunate state of affairs in state finances is the political fights that delay real solutions.
Governor Snyder, I have no sympathy for drug dealers. Drugs took one of my sons -- and our entire family -- on a roller coaster ride through hell for seven years. But I don't think anyone should have to suffer the injustice that Richard Wershe Jr. has suffered.
Flint, Michigan, transitioned from the clean drinking water system they had been using for decades to drawing water from the toxic Flint River. Why would the city of Flint begin sourcing their water from what is known to be one of the most polluted rivers in the state?
Hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum, the evening delivered a packed house of Detroit residents who had every reason to feel excited about the future of Detroit at the conclusion of the program.
Last week over 300 people turned out at the College for Creative Studies to participate in CREATE: Detroit, the inaugural ideas fest on place making and cities, led by world-renowned urbanist and professor Richard Florida.
When you grow up in a city, it's easy to become somewhat immune to the charms of the surrounding landscape. Skyline structures have often replaced towering trees. Parks are limited to small spaces between city blocks.
Tech N9ne is like a blueprint for how hip-hop artists should go about building their own empire. Tech N9ne has made mistakes in his past and he's learned from it, but through all of those obstacles raised a man who's been able to construct one of the best indie record labels in the music industry with Strange Music.
Whites often fail to recognize the significance of the black church, tending to believe there is nothing racial about the fires today. The attack on black churches is an attack on the heart of the black community, its political, social, educational and spiritual center.
Much like stubborn weeds growing between breaks in the sidewalk, Detroiters simply will not let their city fall away into disrepair or allow buildings to stay abandoned.