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The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

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.

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...

Save America's Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Our smart, savvy urban youth know it's tough to get a job, and know they can make real money selling drugs -- and most of them have never been taught anything about legal entrepreneurship.

Light in the Darkness - Kiva Zip Partners with Michigan Corps to Provide Hope in Detroit

Kiva Zip | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

In a city where the lights are literally going out, it's good to know that there are some glimmers of hope. For Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy mi...

Take a Stand During 'Michigan Week'

Lisa Diggs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Together, we are revitalizing Michigan's economy one product, one purchase, one person at a time. Join in the fun and make a difference this Michigan Week.

Fix the Trade Deficit, Fix the Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yet another report is out showing how the trade deficit is costing us millions of jobs and hurting our economy. This is a real problem that is hurting people, hurting communities, hurting our tax base and hurting our ability to make a living in the future.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

Drew Hendricks | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime
Drew Hendricks

There are numerous factors that have to be considered when compiling such a list -- everything from differences in police reporting standards, urban borders and demographics make for a very loaded and fluid lineup.

Miami's Dangerous Distinction

Posted 11.05.2012 | Miami

South Florida's sunny shores provided enough shady cover to give Miami the unsavory distinction as the 17th most dangerous city in the country. Bus...

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.

Snyder Set To Debut Public Safety Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

A month after he rolled out his proposed budget, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an address on his plans to beef up public safety from Flint, one ...

Flint Passes LGBT Civil Rights Ordinance

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

The City of Flint, Mich., passed an ordinance Monday to protect its residents from discrimination when renting or buying a home. The ordinance sta...

Michigan's budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul Abowd, iWatch NewsWhen the city of Pontiac, Mich., ordered the closing of its fire department in December, Councilman Kermit Williams found ...

A 75th Anniversary for the American Dream, a 25-Year Anniversary for Me

Michael Moore | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

On this day 25 years ago, in 1987, I became a filmmaker. I had no idea on that morning in Flint, Mich. what my life would be like after that, or what would happen to Flint, or to General Motors.

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...

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...

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.

Memories of Flint, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.03.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In Flint, we all learned to play team sports, and to be loyal and honest to one another. The techniques of small business -- sales, marketing, and goal setting -- were a vital part of our daily culture.

Memories of Flint, Part 1

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Founded in 1855 as a lumber-milling town, Flint had a population of over 200,000 by the time my family moved there in 1963, when I was ten. In 1977, the year that I left, close to 80,000 of its citizens worked for General Motors.

10 Cities That Will Take A Decade To Recover From Recession

24/7 Wall Street | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The Great Recession officially began in December 2007 and ended in July 2009. This doesn’t mean that the economy has returned to wh...

Two New GM Plants To Create Jobs In Michigan

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors says it will invest $109 million in its Flint and Bay City, Michigan, operations, keeping or creating 96 jobs. The investme...

Student Vets Advocate Eases Difficult Transitions From Overseas

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact

Jeremy Glasstetter was building small airplanes at a private airstrip in Florida when the events of 9/11 forced him out of a job and led him to questi...

The Green They Steal, the Greed They Wear ...a St. Patrick's Day Lamentation

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

Wall Street owns "our" Congress lock, stock and big barrel o' campaign cash. What we call the "democratic process" is mostly a sham, pretty words that get repeated in the hopes we will all still fall for it.

President Obama, Replace Rahm With Me: An Open Letter From Michael Moore

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

President Obama, I don't know what your team has been up to, but they haven't served you well. And Rahm, poor Rahm, has turned into a fighter -- not of Republicans, but of the left.