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On Nov. 5, at approximately 1:00 a.m., at Fenkell and Strathmore, the 33-year-old female victim was leaving a local gas station when she was approached by the suspect and forced behind the location. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled with her personal items. The victim was listed in good condition. ...

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The Urban League honors youth who ‘Do the Right Thing’

The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan Guild will recognize more than 200 Detroit-area youth for their positive attributes and achievements at its 48th annual Guild Gala on Dec. 7. The National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities across the United States. Detroit’s affliate, the ULDSEM Guild said in a press statement, more than 70,000 infants, children, adults and seniors rec ...

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Supporters seek justice for Renisha McBride

Justice advocates gathered in Grand Circus Park Nov. 16 rallying for the conviction of Theodore Wafer who is charged with killing Renisha Mcbride on his Dearborn Heights porch Nov. 2. Organized by the International Socialist Organization in conjunction with the Detroit chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) and the Detroit Eviction Defense, the demonstration marched through dow ...

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Highland Park to go on tree-planting spree

The Highland Park United Neighborhood Association wants Highland Park to become “the city of trees” once more. Beginning in spring 2014, Greening of Detroit will be planting a variety of trees in parks, at public sites, along Woodward sidewalks and in front of homes in partnership with the HPUNA and the city of Highland Park. ...

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Prizes, opportunities for student artists in Black history art contest

High school students in eight southeast Michigan counties are invited to submit original works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in African-American, African or African Diasporan history for the Black History Moments on Canvas contest. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fabric, mixed media or sculptures. The contest is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s ...

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Questions for Driver Responsibility Survey

The students of the Wayne County Community College District are doing a participatory action research project regarding the Driver Responsibility Act. Research includes, but is not limited to the amount of money in the fund, which zip codes are most involved, what effect it has had on drivers and their lives. WCCCD is inviting all citizens to answer the questions written below and return their answers by ma ...

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Duggan talks on Detroit’s future at community forum

“Companies and communities keep declining because (they) cling to some vision of the city,” Duggan said. “We’re not going to get to the kind of city we want in six months. I do expect in the first six months that people start to feel safer. People will start to see progress on the streetlights and abandoned buildings.” ...

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BBQ for 10,000

For a second year, “Detroit's Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” will serve hot cuisine and give away groceries to an anticipated 10,000 homeless and low-income hungry Detroiters on Nov. 17. The event, created by entrepreneur, author and real estate specialist Robert Shumake, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local service groups Coalition On Temporary Shelter, Transforming Life Group and Detroit Rescue Mi ...

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