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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Do not be tired. Be ready. Be ready to grow. Be ready to learn. Be ready to listen. Be ready to confront white privilege. Be ready to confront Black family dysfunction. Be ready to confront American wealth inequality that generates the poverty, that generates the crime, that we must address to bring order to our community. Be ready as we do battle for schools that teach rather than generate profit for those ...

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Environmental journalists explore Detroit River recovery, regional pollution issues

In October, The Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources and the Detroit River Institute hosted an environmental journalism training session for writers from around the United States and Canada, giving 14 journalists a detailed look at the health of the Detroit River and the region’s environment. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, there is no media sexiness to hunger, schools that don’t work for the poor, and FBI crime data that contradicts Hollywood Craig — who needs it during the holidays? ...

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Prominent scholar to address complexities of teaching in urban settings

Best-selling author, critic and educator, Professor David E. Kirkland will deliver the keynote address during the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies’ inaugural lecture and community response at 5 p.m., Nov. 20, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall, Detroit). Kirkland will speak about the complexities of teaching and learning in urban ...

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Detroit-based businesses call on city leadership to support Community Benefits Agreements

Although an increase in the number of development projects in Detroit shows promise for the city’s future, it is crucial to make sure local residents and community stakeholders share in the economic benefits of these large-scale projects. CBAs are designed to do just that, according to the American Planning Association. ...

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