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Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Finding One's Voice: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

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...

This Is One of America's Most Violent Cities -- But That's Only Half the Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

I was thrilled to meet Joel Rash, a 47-year-old Flint native and entrepreneur, and learn about his experience living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

This City Just Elected A Convicted Murderer To City Council

Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News

People often like to complain that politicians are crooks. But they usually aren't actually convicted felons. That's about to change in the city of...

Moving Beyond the Nation's Impasse: Shutdown Week 3

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

In traveling the country, I've repeatedly been asked: What's going on with the government shutdown and the country? Are we as a nation falling apart?

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

A Closer Look At America's Most Violent City | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

The city of Flint lies 60 miles north of Detroit. Medium in size, it's home to around 100,000 people. And though it's far from the Motor City, where i...

Flint's Warning: While The Books Are Balanced, Residents Suffer

Bloomberg News | Posted 03.27.2013 | Detroit

After firing 20 percent of its workers, doubling water rates and outsourcing trash collection, Flint, Michigan, has a balanced budget. It’s also app...

Michigan Mayors Demand Action On Gun Violence

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.15.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will demand action from political leaders to reduce gun violence at a pre...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Abruptly Ends TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan sat down for an interview on Monday with ABC 12 in Flint, Michigan, and things didn't go quite as planned. In the clip, which was removed...

Vividbraille: Envisioning Manufacturing And High Fashion In Detroit

Posted 09.14.2012 | Detroit

Not like the fashion world is ever boring, but it's the concept of making things that really quickens Brock Willsey's pulse. This born-and-bred Michig...

Blind Insight: I Am Detroit

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

You once filmed an ad where you drove past old Cass Tech, but did you ever stop? Did you ever truly appreciate what Detroit stood for? Dodge Main fell, Hudson's fell and even Cass Tech was demolished, but Detroit did not give up. Why did you give up on them?

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities For Women

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 04.27.2012 | Crime

In only the first four months of 2012, almost 300 rapes and four serial rapists have been reported in Detroit, and a 2011 survey found 37 percent of w...

WATCH: Boy Accused Of Running Deadly Dog Fighting Ring (Graphic)

Posted 04.16.2012 | Crime

Genesee County Sheriff's Department officers in Flint, Mich., raided a suspected dog fighting ring and rescued several dogs, including two puppies. ...

Charting the Course for Lasting Solvency

Michael K. Brown | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Michael K. Brown

Emergency managers have the ability to make policy changes that are not necessarily politically popular, but are considered to be in the best interest of the city and its residents.

Can A 19-Page Plan Save A City?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

In his first seven weeks as Flint's emergency manager, Michael Brown has had the chance to make some controversial decisions. Now, he's revealed his p...

Holy Tattoo: Flint Church Offers Permanent Prayer

Posted 01.07.2012 | Detroit

Crucifixes, lines of scripture and other religious iconography have long been subjects for tattoo artists, even as some traditions have frowned on the...

75 Years Ago Today, the First Occupy

Michael Moore | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

On this day, December 30th, in 1936 -- 75 years ago today -- hundreds of workers at the General Motors factories in Flint, Michigan, took over the facilities and occupied them for 44 days. My uncle was one of them.

Flint EM Relaxes Grip On Elected Officials

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.21.2011 | Detroit

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown has decided to restore limited responsibilities and salaries to the city's mayor and city council, the Flint Jo...

WATCH: Michigan Woman Paints The N-Word On Her Home | Posted 12.13.2011 | Black Voices

Home robbery is enough to upset anyone. But while some people may call the police after such an incident, a Michigan woman decided to do something tot...

Things That Wouldn't Go Bad Quickly

Erika Jost | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Erika Jost

The narrow aisles of Witherbee's, the self-proclaimed first downtown Flint grocery store in over 30 years, faltered under the strain of the shoppers who had descended like vultures upon its discounted corpse.

GM Now Selling More Cars In China Than U.S.

AP | TOM KRISHER and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S., for the first time in the company's 102-year ...

Richfield Bowl Gives Free Bowling To Kids In Struggling Michigan Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Flint, Mich., a community with high unemployment and poverty rates, a local bowling alley decided to give struggling families a break this summer b...

Serial Stabber Elias Abuelazam ARRESTED At Atlanta Airport As He Tried To Flee To Israel

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATLANTA — Elias Abuelazam was about to board a plane for Israel when police arrested him in connection with a three-month stabbing spree that le...

Victims Of Reportedly White, Knife-Wielding Serial Killer Overwhelmingly Black

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FLINT, Mich. — Investigators say a knife-wielding serial killer has been attacking men on Flint-area streets since May, killing five people and ...

Homeless Man Loses Legs To Frostbite, Contemplates Future

Flint Journal | Laura Angus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

FLINT, Michigan -- Here is what Stephen Frye knows: He lost both of his legs and one of his arms to frostbite last month. But the 47-year-old homeles...