Much to the disappointment of his grand plan - Alfie didn't win a cup by signing with the Red Wings in July 2013 for one year. He did record a respectable season, with 18 goals, and 49 points in only 68 games.
Just like New Orleans' infamous sea wall, Gov. Snyder's drought of action in Detroit is rising to Katrina-levels of neglect.
Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.
Detroit is probably the only city with a beach, lounge chairs, a full-on beach bar, grassy amphitheater, painted pianos, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a ping pong table, a foosball table and food trucks all in the central downtown park.
Think twice before you drive into downtown Detroit. It's not that you'll be carjacked or get lost on our bewildering road network, but you will get ripped off if you deign to park here.
I wish we could follow them back to their respective apartments to find all the stolen bounty that had long ago been given up for lost. I wish we had a CSI-style investigation that resulted in the resolution of dozens of cold cases. But it was not to be
Now consider an Athenian born the day Aristotle died. He is the inheritor of breathtaking riches; his city is the crown of culture. But as he grows into his thirties, forties, fifties, age will confide to him that things really are worse than they used to be.
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.