Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.
I grew up in Detroit, where the snow hit the ground in early November and stayed there through April. Snowfall wasn't remarkable; it was a given. I was a Detroit Tigers fan and I remember, more than once, watching shivering ball players attempting to play ball as snow fell on Opening Day.
The power of human touch is profound. Many studies have documented the immeasurable emotional and physical benefits that come from touch.
The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.
The Economic Policy Institute estimates that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour would raise the wage of nearly 30 million workers, increase GDP by around $32 billion during the phase-in period, and create 140,000 net new jobs over that period.
After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...
The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.
Images of the city play like a science fiction movie narrating the end of America's successful experiment with diversity in a robust urban life style. Detroit has gone from 'Motown' to 'Notown.'
A deal still has to be made to rescue the city and all stakeholders should have some say if the end result is to sustain a vibrant and viable city.
Why would the Department of Public Works consider removing a traffic light in an area so close to highest concentration of jobs and workers? It's not rocket science. This intersection no longer endures the volume of traffic to justify a stoplight.
Just yesterday, on the last day of my college experience, a Juggalo girl made herself known in my sociology class. Juggalos are everywhere and can be anyone. You could be a Juggalo and not even know it.
Vienna Teng is upfront about the ways she creates and performs music that's daring and dynamic. The classically trained pianist and Californian-born singer-songwriter embraces technology to enhance her sound, and isn't afraid to let everyone know it.
The story needs to be a whole one, one not just of bankruptcy, but of hope, revitalization, and inspiration. Detroit is as multidimensional as we Detroiters are, and to pigeonhole the City of Detroit as a bankrupt municipality is wrong, disrespectful, and lazy.
I used to believe I needed some grooming, spending last summer working at an investment bank so I could eventually make a difference. After three months on Wall Street, I realized that I wasn't content with waiting.
Looking back over eighteen years of the growth and development of InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO), I realize that this hope has been with us all along.
Detroit entrepreneurs start companies that are high-growth and high-technology, but also require very specifically-skilled people in order to grow.