When a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in the spring of 2013, I was at Princeton finishing my thesis on potential resolutions to the American prison crisis. I thought the two -- labor exploitation in the fashion industry and a disastrous incarceration rate -- were unrelated. I was wrong.
In the next two months, over 25,000 properties across Detroit will be put up for sale in the nation's largest-ever municipal property auction. In any other city, this would be groundbreaking news but, in Detroit, it hardly budges from the status quo.
Since it is throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit one of the musical highlights of the summer, Into the Valley, which took place in Dalarna, Sweden.
This morning I read of the obituary of Frances Oldham Kelsey, an "FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide," who died at age 101. Her tireless efforts to u...
Recently, I was able to sit down backstage with Blythe during Lamb of God's stop at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Slipknot's Summer's Last Stand tour, and we talked about the band's history, getting sober, and being in the studio.
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.
(Photo Credit: Douglas Sonders) In the decade that the Detroit metalcore band We Came ...
(Photo credit: Andrew Stuart) Slayer has been a name synonymous with heavy metal for over 30 years now to where even people that...
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.