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‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ residents it seems to be an especially timely reminder that black face is offensive. This week, at Detroit’s Slow Roll -- a bike event which brings a diverse audience together to ride through these city streets --- some riders took th ...

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‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how Gordy developed the iconic label with the music that made it famous worldwide. In addition to the Broadway show still running, Motown the Musical recently began a touring company, which debuted in Detroit’s Fischer Theatre Oct. 22. ...

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ANALYSIS: Michigan’s school funding cuts among the nation’s deepest

Michigan ranks 15th worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession, a new report finds. These unnecessary cuts weaken our schools and could make it harder for the next generation of American workers to compete for highly skilled jobs in the global economy. ...

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