Have a great time with your family and friends this season and treat them to some of Michigan's finest. It's a spectacular opportunity to revisit old traditions and to start some new ones.
I've seen what happens when you put a pen in a child's hand. It's like a match to the imagination. The beauty and bravery that come forth in poems is simply breathtaking.
The TechTown neighborhood is a terrific Detroit asset, and it can be so much more. TechTown is a business incubator, and in order for it to thrive, we must focus on creating an environment where the area can grow organically out of existing assets.
John Hantz may not be the last real estate speculator in Detroit, but he's decided the city is his yard. He won't stop grabbing at the city's empty lots until he owns them... or until he graces the supper table.
Detroit has more fires than any other city in America. Los Angeles averages 11 structure fires per day. Detroit, with 80 percent fewer people, averages 30. That's a crisis of epic proportions. If it was happening anywhere else, it would be national news. But not if it's in Detroit.
There are 88,000 street lights operated by the city. More than half of these are out on any given day. I believe most Detroiters want their lights on, regardless of who repairs them.
As to be expected, there has been a lot of distortion around the Michigan Clean Energy ballot Proposal 3 in the weeks leading up to the election, confusing voters about one of the more meaningful proposals on the state-wide ballot this year.
The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.
The entire world holds its breath to see which leader the American community chooses, as the world's economic future rests firmly on US shoulders. Let's just hope it won't take another catastrophe for us to recognize the one that we want.
I grew up a daughter of a Chrysler engineer, and a proud resident of Detroit. I was also proud of Lee Iacocca. Chrysler, GM and the Detroit News have come out and denounced the lies in the Obama Jeep ad. It's time Iacocca stands up for the truth too.
What's particularly ridiculous about Romney's swiftboating is that he is criticizing Chrysler's global expansion. Since when do conservatives object to that? Is there anyone who believes for a nanosecond that expansion abroad by U.S. multinational's would be viewed critically by a Romney administration?
It's a new day in Detroit and there is much excitement by many for Detroit's economic recovery, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship boom, technology revolution, and the surge of creativity charging the city.
Nothing illustrates the choice between the two presidential candidates better than the 2009 rescue of the auto industry. And, despite Mitt Romney's efforts to distort the contrast with patently dishonest claims and a new TV ad, the auto rescue may turn out to be the deciding factor in the election.
By now, President Obama's few bars of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together," which he sang at a January 2012 fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, are the stuff of presidential legend.
For everyone who thinks that this endless flailing against the sea of truth will end if Mitt Romney were to win the election and become president, guess again. It will never end.
We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.