Taking Back The Pen is an incredible story about Rachel's tenacity to overcome adversity. What most people would call Hell, she called home for most of her life.
"Now that's a big idea!" It was high praise from the former senior partner of a highly respected strategy consulting firm, a guy who deals in big ide...
So ruled the judge, paving the way for the largest municipal bankruptcy in our nation's history. Detroit's liabilities are estimated at $18 billion with a 'b.' The next largest city bankruptcy was San Bernardino, CA, in 2012 with a debt level of $46 million...with an 'm.'
We elect our city clerk to triple check her work. We trust our clerk to prepare for the unexpected. And we hold our clerk to the very highest standards, because if our vote is in jeopardy, our voice is too.
"PR Pardons" are for those we think have paid their public penance and deserve a fresh start--at least from a public relations perspective. Don't worry, despite dominating national coverage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Healthcare.gov are not on our list.
My colleague Gary Wolfram asked an important question recently - "Why are 47 percent of the adult population of Detroit functionally illiterate?" Whil...
Both of their careers are stories in themselves, but together they are an amazing sight to see.
Every time I return to Detroit I continue to see its magic -- yet at the same time, see the pain and loss that comes with poverty. That said, I also feel a sense of optimism by a growing trend of some exciting social enterprise occurring.
Shakespeare in Detroit, a theater company seeking to perform the world's most renown plays throughout Detroit, is asking the public an important question: 2014 season -- to be or not to be?
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. These famous words of Fannie Lou Hamer perfectly describe my feelings at the present moment. What am I "sick and tired" of per se? Well, let me enlighten you. I am sick and tired of traffic on M-10.
The criticisms are minor when considering the aesthetic and recreational benefits the Dequindre Cut offers.
The TPP is being referred to as "NAFTA on steroids," and concerned citizens all over the nation are organizing to stop this from being fast-tracked.
It has been stated time and time again that the status quo is no longer the accepted modus operandi in the City of Detroit. This time it will be different...I hope.
Cristo Ray students are more than ready to make the most of college, because they're making the most out of high school. I asked one class what advice they would give to ninth graders interested in college, and one student said "time management."
What's happening in Detroit is about more than retirement and health care coverage. It's about the kind of communities we want to live in -- the kind where we keep our promises to each other, and where we put the interests of working families ahead of big banks and wealthy CEOs.
When I look at what's happening in Detroit and in many other cities, I find myself asking, "Is there anything people of faith can do to meet the needs of hurting children?"