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The Growing "Ban the Box" Movement; Hiring With Eyes Wide Shut

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

"Ban the Box" is a national civil rights movement fostered by advocates for job candidates with criminal convictions.

David Sands

WATCH: This Detroiter Took On The Banks And Saved Her Home | David Sands | Posted 01.26.2013 | Detroit

It took a village -- not to mention a vigil -- to save the home of Jennifer Britt. Facing eviction was the latest in a string of catastrophes to be...

How Congressman Handled His Office's Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) seems to be taking the recent burglary of his downtown Detroit office in stride. "I've had my personal residence brok...

An Inside Look At The August Primary

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

What are the best reasons for voting for a particular candidate or issue in this August's primary election? Why not ask the candidates and issue advoc...

Michigan Primary Is No Throwaway

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

2012 is no throwaway primary. New redistricting across the state has created entire new constituencies for pols. That's had the effect of also crea...

David Sands

Hansen Clarke Goes After Fannie Mae Evictions (UPDATE) | David Sands | Posted 07.24.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: July 24, 11:30 a.m. -- Rep. Hansen Clarke has notified the Huffington Post that Fannie Mae is temporarily halting the eviction of Jennifer Bri...

Detroit Congressman Cites 'Racist Rhetoric' | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices

SOUTHFIELD -- Each of the candidates for the 14th Congressional district seat in this year's election agreed in support of federal legislation to help...

U.S. Rep Says Student Loan Cap Not Enough

THe Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit

Both houses of Congress decided to extend a cap on student loans Friday, but Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-Detroit) said the move is little more than a...

1 Million People Call On Congress To Forgive Student Debt

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.29.2012 | College

Congress may have a deal on extending the discounted interest rate on federal student loans, but there are a million people who want them to go furthe...

Student Loan Forgiveness Act Finds Over 1 Million Signatures Online

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

A new bill is circulating Congress that would alleviate the pressures facing students struggling to repay college loans. The Student Loan Forgivene...

Light Rail Still Waiting For Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit

Backers of Detroit's on-again, off-again light rail project who were expecting some good news Monday may have to wait two months longer for a federal ...

Speak Poetry, Speak Peace

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 07.07.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

This city, long thought too tough, is suddenly looking for solace and solutions in the art of arranging language through image, metaphor and music to capture the heart's inner song.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Congressman Hansen Clarke Offers Student Debt Relief Bill | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) joined students from a classroom in Detroit to discuss his plan to ease student loan debt. Taking advant...

Congressman Asks For $500 Million In Federal Loans To Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wrangled with Detroit City Council and the mayor's office over a possible consent agreement to address the city's financi...

Wayne State Symposium Tackles Corporatization, Privatization, Emergency Managers

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Organizers of a Friday event at Wayne State University in Detroit say state lawmakers have responded to the recent wave of economic hardship facing Mi...

Boot Camp For Geeks Comes With Job Training

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

At a time when many in the Detroit area are looking for work, one school is offering an intensive training course in a field with thousands of availab...

Simone Landon

LOOK: Auto Workers Protest Romney, Praise Obama In Detroit | Simone Landon | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Around 250 auto workers and supporters marched in Detroit Friday to send a message to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "Don't bet agains...

INFOGRAPHIC: See Why Dems Are Upset About Michigan's New Districts

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.25.2012 | Detroit

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Michigan's Republican-designed redistricting plan, despite complaints from Democrats and a lawsuit that al...

Dems Protest Snyder's Emergency Manager Power Grab

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

Republican lawmakers in Lansing are working quickly to ensure Gov. Rick Snyder and his appointed emergency managers retain their power in local commun...

Congress Is Obsessed With the Wrong Kind of Debt

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Rep. Hansen Clarke

Congress is now completely focused on reducing debt. This would be a positive development, if not for one detail: it's focused on the wrong kind of debt.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Dem Congressman Cuts Up Credit Cards: 'Free Yourselves!' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Congress is fixated on America's national debt, Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) on Tuesday tried to turn its attention toward credit ...

Who's The Hottest Freshman In Congress?

The Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Update: The winner has been announced, and it's Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD). Previously: Now that the new representatives and senators of ...

Meet Hansen Clarke: The Dems' Rising Star From Detroit

Scott Kurashige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kurashige

To be certain, Detroit's struggles have reached a titanic scale, and Clarke is no lone savior. But in a time of rising diversity and widening disparities, America needs politicians like Clarke who are true to their community roots.