As a white person, I will never know the sting of racial aggression, micro or macro, but I can learn to recognize my biases, to educate myself and even dare, as Rankine's brilliant work suggests, "to see in color."
One of rock's freshest faces put an eerie title on her solo debut album that was released two weeks before Halloween. But after hearing her speak softly during a recent chat, Olivia Jean sounds nothing like the mistress of the macabre who's behind Bathtub Love Killings.
Apollo Brown has low key become one of Detroit's most consistent hip-hop artists currently making waves in the underground. Whether it's solo proje...
For all but the wealthiest, a guarantee to a comfortable retirement does not exist, and changes in the law, business practices and the economy are making it all the more elusive.
Currently, with two North American touring companies along with the Broadway production, Wicked is wrapping up another successful year and will be returning to Detroit for an end of the year run at the Detroit Opera House starting Dec. 10 going through until Jan. 4.
This is part 3 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollut...
Not only is the phenomenon of the single black woman with children ever increasing but now the single black woman is faced with the prospect of never being married and being happy with the single girl friends, a good job, and a miniature dog. One would question, what does that do for the fate of the black family?
What I heard this fall blasting out of Stockholm's sound systems and into the night was an evolution of this sound... into a vibrant, groovy and danceable techno.
Take a minute and flip through your phone's pictures taken this Thanksgiving weekend -- now zoom in to something in the background. Do you notice anything interesting -- or something that might be interesting in a few decades?
When I was a young teen, my parents took me to visit poverty-stricken communities in my hometown of Detroit, MI. It was their way of giving me a crash course in philanthropy, and I learned a lot from those visits.
Bankruptcy isn't over yet, but the new birth of the city that arises from the ashes is now a matter of steps away, not a matter of chance -- and it leaves money for streetlights, road repair and more.
First comes Thanksgiving, a heritage slightly scarred by glitzy parades, football, turkey fryer incidents, and overeating, but still imbued with volunteerism, thankfulness, and family.
Run The Jewels is the musical version of a big middle finger, but has substance behind it. This project from Brooklyn's El-P (of Company Flow and ...
As if it weren't bad enough that the Information Age deluged us with data, now we're finding out that some of our favorite metrics aren't telling us what we really want to know.
The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.
On the brink of a new, post-bankruptcy beginning, Detroit is really two cities. One is comprised of wealthy enclaves linked to a compact, rapidly redeveloping downtown. The other is made up of the rest of the 139-square-mile urban expanse, populated by longtime residents who have fought for decades to survive in an environment that has become increasingly uninhabitable.