"Detroit is not just abandoned buildings, people live here." -Jack Watkins, age 25. To be a Detroit native is to have felt that catch in the throat, ...
Words are wonderful and confusing things. On one hand they attempt to clarify our thoughts, but on the other, they lead us to yet more words that muddy up the water.
This week on Bloomberg EDU, Eli Broad, philanthropist and founder of two Fortune 500 companies, discusses his native Detroit public schools, blended learning, school leadership and a national system for education.
Fifty thousand people is a considerable crowd at a ballpark, but a graveside service is pretty remarkable -- particularly in a thunderstorm.
This past week the Junior Leagues held their Fall Leadership Conference in the Motor City. We came, we saw and we learned a lot.
Exported From Michigan explores how businesses in Michigan are innovating clean energy systems.
I'm not arguing for innovation for its own sake. But where it can improve outcomes for our children, why haven't we pursued it with more vigor? What conditions need to exist to encourage faster and better innovation in public education?
Now please, dear Detroit, let me say at the outset that I totally fell in love with you. I wish only good things for you. My love is pure, but like a mother's love, it comes with some critical feedback.
Republican Governor Rick Snyder has appointed an emergency manager to run Detroit in place of the duly elected mayor and City Council. Even more troubling, the governor did so after Michigan voters had rejected the emergency manager law at the ballot box.
"It's such cool and eccentric but such deeply emotional and innovative music and it's so hard to achieve all of those things at the same time." Vienn...
(photo: Superdawg Drive-in) Duck franks? No thanks. Hot dogs topped with brie and quail eggs? We'll pass on the latest gourmet makeover craze and sti...
Will the Detroit Institute of Arts' art collection really be privatized to pay the city's debts, or is the whole thing just a political gambit?
In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.
I had the pleasure to speak and participate at the March On Washington this year. We cheered, we cried, we remembered, we chanted, we commemorated and we marched, in the same spirit of those who fought for us in times past.
United Sound System: it's where Detroit got its Motown sound. One of the first independent recording studios in the U.S., United Sound was where Berry Gordy Jr. first produced his Motown record and Aretha Franklin recorded the vocals to "Freeway of Love."
Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.