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Time for Detroiters to Give Back

Eric Moss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit
Eric Moss

Detroit is a city whose magic you have to experience to understand. The memories of that magic brought me back. I returned to Detroit to make my own kind of mark on our city.

Lost in Detroit: A Gentrifier's Story

Tommy Simon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Tommy Simon

Let me say, as a young gentrifier, it's not that easy. Aside from my daily struggle of squeezing my legs into my skinny jeans, life is not a trust-fund joyride when you're a partially employed member of Detroit's creative class.

Ich Bin Ein Detroiter: And You Can Be Too!

Ned Staebler | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

Detroit is a city that is all about division. Today's obvious divides -- rich and poor, black and white, downtown and neighborhoods -- are nothing new. We've always loved to find (or invent) ways to separate ourselves.

Detroit Youth Speak: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

When the conditions of Detroit are discussed the voices of Detroit youth are hardly ever considered a part of the conversation.

It's Not All About the Benjamins, Baby

Zak Rosen | Posted 01.30.2012 | Detroit
Zak Rosen

We are not writing to argue over who is a 'real' Detroiter and who is not, nor who is and is not going to save Detroit. We are more interested in unpacking our region's history with a critical eye.