I work out of coffee shops nearly every day, but I am not a coffee snob. My considerations are as follows: I would like decent tasting drink with caffeine, I would like it not to cost too much, and I would like for no one to have been enslaved in the process of getting it to me. That's about it.
Last Wednesday, I learned a lesson about living in Detroit the hard way. Tonight, I learned a lesson about living in Detroit the good way.
Forget every negative thing you've seen or heard about Detroit, because Detroit is on fire. Detroit is not the worst city in America, it happens to be the best.
There are the final outcomes of the bankruptcy, persistent security concerns in certain areas, continued need for further retail development. But here we also say, "when you believe it, then you will see it."
Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter's challenges and successes as a way to help other parents of autistic children.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
I had barely touched down in California when it was time to take off again. This time, to Detroit, to attend Netroots Nation, billed as the United States' biggest annual gathering of progressive activists, organizers and online social justice innovators.
In Detroit, it's come down to matters of basic survival: keeping the water turned on, providing basic public services, determining which blocks to raze and which to save. These are decisions no one should have to make.
When a science fiction convention is more affirming, less body-shaming, more welcoming and less sneering than a conference with 3,000 plus "progressives," we're doing something wrong. I loved Netroots Nation in Detroit this year, but we need to do better as a community.
It is time we work together to solve this pervasive national problem, and develop ways every city in our country can effectively combat gun violence.
By Jake L'Ecuyer, Venture for America Class of 2012 We're building a giant Rube G...
Q: What's 14 months long and lasts 365 days? A: The Chicago Public Schools 2015 fiscal year. That's no joke. It's the gist of a report from fiscal w...
I'm certainly not a world traveler, but I have been to a fair number of cities and states in the United States and the people of Detroit are some of the nicest, most resilient and inspiring people I've ever met.
I have spent a total of two days in Detroit, far too little time to assess whether or not any or all of those things are entirely accurate, but I can say without a doubt that I am excited to go back.
We celebrate this year, 50 years since the signing of a Civil Rights bill that gave Blacks access to public accommodations that were segregated by race. Now, 50 years later we are marching to maintain public services that are human rights, but being segregated by class.
If one of America's historic mainline churches can respectfully and prayerfully debate important issues like marriage, justice or geopolitical conflicts -- and reach a conclusion graciously -- might this be a turning point in our national debates? I have hope that this is so.