Detroit's schools need to be fixed now. But too much of DPS's revenue is going to paying high interest rates instead of fixing buildings and paying teachers what they deserve.
While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.
Johannes Brahms is a 19th century German composer that wrote for piano, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestras who was known as much of a tradi...
People in professions without ongoing customer relationships have less of an incentive to behave well. And unless you're a real estate investor with deep pockets, you're unlikely to be a repeat customer -- so an agent isn't automatically losing repeat business if they screw you over.
The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.
(Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg) It's pretty hard to have grown up without seeing or reading some sort of iteration of the story of Cinderella. It's def...
Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...
The next time citizens - even if they don't have a degree or scientific evidence - tell you that something is wrong where they live, listen to them.
The seeds of the Stories Untold were initially planted when band member Jake Clark along with their former bass player Alex Manter set to make a pos...
Though the term Techno is credited to Detroit, the genre was heavily influenced from the very beginning by electronic music being made in Germany. So it seems quite fitting that this new sound took hold of Johannes Heil at an early age.
Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.
How would you feel if you realized your children's water was being poisoned, and your government didn't seem to care? That's the story of the parents of 8,000 mostly poor and black children in Flint, Mich., that has finally hit our media front pages. The fact that most Americans realize this would never happen in affluent white Michigan suburbs (or any other white affluent communities in our country), still doesn't penetrate our very souls. This fundamental contrast between black and white experiences in Michigan, just north of my hometown of Detroit, points to the structural racism that is still the primary moral contradiction of American life.
Relief from big names and big business is rolling into Flint amid the city's man-made water disaster.
The Brooklyn-based electronic music duo Beacon is back with a new album titled Escapements, to be released on February 5th via Ghostly International.
When David Bowie showed up and captured us in song, we knew we had found a brother from another mother.
Democratically elected officials were displaced and replaced with emergency management people who cut a deal and sent contaminated river water that corroded pipelines and exposed residents to toxic levels of lead. Gov. Snyder's administration ignored this problem since 2014, and in terms of direct action, politics and policies, the Flint crisis might just be even worse than Katrina.