For those of us hip-hop heads in the know, Toronto-based producer MoSS has been one of the best-kept secrets in music.
His agency contacts a select group of young men that are most likely to be involved in shootings -- the ones who've brushed off help and stubbornly refused to change. With directed help, ONS gives the boys a profitable alternative to crime, starting with a monthly paycheck up to $1,000 for staying out of trouble.
Singer-songwriter Charity grew up in Detroit and was shrouded in the dark tides that washed over the city. A place with many wounds, Charity became familiar not only with pain, but even more so with healing.
One thing history instructs - and Maraniss's fine book reminds us - is that the seeds of renewal must be egalitarian, or a vicious cycle of decline could start all over again.
(Photo Credit: Travis Shinn) When we first saw the band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., they had that...
It's the season of the pumpkin, the time of the year best to enjoy the music of Twiztid. The Detroit horror duo has enjoyed a long career of gruesome raps with all the theatrics embedded into it.
Nick Pivot plays what he calls "shop floor country from the Motor City." His gutbucket, honky tonk lyrics are sure to incite drunken behavior and keep him off any short-list of poet laureate candidates evidenced by his latest, "F**k You, I'm from Detroit."
New Years Day has been in existence for the past decade, but the band now is not what it used to be in those early years.
Recently, Autrey released his newest Blue Stahli album titled The Devil, and I was able to chat with him about his beginnings in making music and how the Blue Stahli project came to be
Farming without owning land: The statement itself seems like a contradiction in terms. After all, homeownership -- often accompanied by a spacious backyard -- is amongst our most common and cherished dreams. And what is a farm, exactly, if not a home with a backyard?
Together, let's make it our goal to save just one more victim, and raise awareness to prospective victims. Find an organization in your neighborhood and donate your time and money. Trust me when I tell you that most of them will love having you on board, and engaged.
As Detroit, the most densely Black city in the country, faces water shutoffs, land grabs, and the displacing impacts of "revitalization," a new generation of activists has emerged to join decades of liberation movements that came before them.
Detroit hip-hop artist Phat Kat steadily has had a career full of quality records, but still never got all the credit he deserved. The acclaim he d...
With six distinct ecosystems, a 5-acre lagoon and 150 different native plants, the newest green space in Chicago will become a haven for birds and insects to thrive, making their presence known to pedestrians taking advantage of the trail that circles the park.
There is a city in the middle of America that is fast becoming a hipster haven full of artists, young entrepreneurs, and a rapidly rising restaurant scene - and we are not talking about the Windy City. Detroit is on the comeback trail, and travelers around the world will be taking notice.
Growing up an hour and a half outside of Detroit I had feared the city for most of my childhood, primarily because of what I saw on the news.