Detroiters have come accustom to the talk of deficits, low cash flow and payless paydays during the past several years. The reality is that the City of Detroit still faces a fiscal crisis that will continue if implementation of reforms is not moved forward.
No matter what the outcome, Detroit will come together once again, cheering on its Tigers. And perhaps that's the most important thing.
Mitt Romney has the nerve to argue that his plan for the industry in his now-famous New York Times op-ed piece, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," was the plan that the Obama administration eventually did: a managed bankruptcy.
People have always collected in ways to make life easier, freer and more prosperous. People unite against unequal treatment, or for the advancement of a common value. Collective bargaining is a natural advancement of the modern person.
Collective bargaining has made my family's American dream come to fruition and made Detroit a world power. Proposal 2 will allow the American dream to continue. The Detroit Free Press, however, has rallied against collective bargaining.
Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.
While a new, more positive narrative about Detroit is welcome, there are problems in focusing entirely on idealistic young adventurers swooping in to save the city -- it reinforces the stereotype of native Detroiters as hapless, helpless and hopeless.
Profits are all that matter -- and it's just too bad that the stadium sounds like a museum. Too bad that little kids who go to games today will come away wondering why the hell grandpa cares about this stuff.
On Monday, October 15th, Flying Lotus makes his return to Detroit in celebration of the release of his new album Until The Quiet Comes. Expect heavy bass, great visuals, songs you've heard before and tracks you may never here again.
GM can't fail because we can't let it. The Volt is too good. It's not just a car. It may be the revival of the "Great American Car" and the rebuilding of Detroit as a great American city.
As the nation moves closer to a pivotal moment of presidential decision, Detroit prepares to make its own history.
This is a critical moment in the struggle to protect people and the planet from the unbridled excesses of industry. With the right policies in place, we can grow stronger local economies and healthier communities.
Using light, shadow and motion more than 35 artists turned Midtown Detroit's cityscape into a menagerie of larger than life spectacles depicting some truly surreal scenes.
Light is magic. It disperses shadows, it can transfix people, and it is a symbol for hope and new beginnings. Detroit will host a new, contemporary light art festival called DLECTRICITY with over 35 projects, from interactive light design to 3D video mapping.
I know all too well the damage that crime can have on families and our community. However, I caution Detroiters and people looking to move here -- the crime you see on the news is not a citywide epidemic and it's not insurmountable.
The Detroit Tigers can take the field knowing they are playing for not only themselves, but those fans that showed up every single game despite not having the money to do it.