Last month, Full & Fabulous Organization hosted "A Rose Is Still A Rose" debutante ball, presenting 13 metro Detroit girls as poised young women with a renewed sense of self-esteem.
Having the state live up to its legally binding obligations to the city is worth fighting for. That is especially so when the alternative amounts to a complete abandonment of every principle that has made our society worth living in.
I can remember going to the Detroit Institute of Arts for the first time on a school trip. Art plays an important role in free society. Art is seeing what isn't there, and art education provides creative thinking skills.
Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."
Land -- rural or urban -- is more than just land; it is the space where social, economic and community decisions are made, and it is the place of neighborhood, culture and livelihoods. It is home.
Despite the fact that Detroiters will get the benefits of newfound energy, enthusiasm, and even money, it's unrealistic to expect a group who is scared of the unknown and having power stripped away to welcome outsiders with open arms.
Detroit, my hometown, has seen better days and in the eyes of many seems to be a candle whose flame is soon to become extinct. However, Yusef Shakur -- author, entrepreneur, and activist -- has decided to be a catalyst to reignite its flame.
Here we are at the cusp of a vast change in our energy destiny and veering in the right direction. Yet we still remain without a true national commitment to wean ourselves from gasoline to natural gas as our foremost transportation fuel.
If you were to walk up to D.C.'s Union Station today, you would see a wonderful building, with plenty of vibrant life, full of people. It would be wonderful to see the aging Michigan Central Station become like Union Station.
Fresh Corner Cafe is a start up business that is actively working to address the long-standing problem of providing more access to healthy food choices in Detroit neighborhoods.
I learned a lot about my Dad's work whenever we went to the hardware store, which was just about every Saturday.
America cannot be understood piecemeal, and today's America is crying out for a writer who will connect the dots.
There are still some exemplary public servants out there who spend their political careers on the right side of issues. I felt that it would be worthwhile to contact to Rep. John Conyers, Jr. find out what he thinks about the current state of our politics.
It's easy to understand why the citizens of Detroit may feel offended by the large amount of attention that is paid to their abandoned factories, stores and homes. It must seem like there are people coming from all over the globe to trade on a city's agony.
The argument about fiscal austerity has been drilled into all of us. The U.S Marines couldn't have done a better job. It's our new way of life.