TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

This timeline is a work in progress, and an evolving research tool for individuals and communities working to establish and maintain equitable public water systems in Detroit and w ...

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

Williams seeks to help families move into refurbished homes block by block, restoring vitality to the communities. His program, Dream for a Dream, is based on the idea he can both ...

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has become the first Black sorority to open a charter school. The Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice is designed to help its studen ...

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

The video raises awareness about injustices against Palestinian people. It calls for a boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in the wake of the recent attacks on the peo ...

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

For the young athletes who can afford it, tennis offers more than competition and championships, in the form of college scholarships and great networking opportunities, Detroit pla ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Too many funerals As I watched the moment shape the justly redeemed Sharpton, my heart was heavy. How many more funerals before things really change? There are just too many funera ...

Corporate waters

Corporate waters

Once again EM Orr is making a decision against the interests of the people and laying the groundwork for turning water into a commodity. He has selected a company with a questionab ...

Into muddy waters

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion in penalties and restitution for its role in the 2008 financial meltdown, ...ccording to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the banking giant admitted to “repeatedly brushing aside warnings from both inside and outside the bank that many of the loans it had packaged had serious problems and concealing that information from investors.” Although none of the local mainstr ...

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11 Michigan charter authorizers ‘at risk of suspension’

LANSING — Eleven of Michigan’s 40 charter school authorizers were listed as “at risk of suspension” by State Superintendent Mike Flanagan Aug. 11, jeopardizing their ability to charter any future schools. The authorizers named had deficiencies in key factors of oversight of their charter schools. Michigan law gives the state superintendent the responsibility to determine whether a charter school authorizer ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Standing upon an isle of white privilege, both AP and Brian Dickerson attempt to shape reality. AP’s initial tweet focused not on a woman crying out for help, but dehumanized Renisha by depicting her as a drunk. Dickerson took great measures to distinguish McBride’s case from Trayvon Martin by concluding that Renisha’s case was not about race. ...

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Highland Park mayor declares state of emergency behind heavy rainfall in SE Michigan

In an official city bulletin Highland Park Mayor DeAndre Windom declared a disaster as of 12 p.m. Aug. 12 due to the recent heavy rainfall that has engulfed the city, county and entire southeastern Michigan. Windom says the extreme flooding on residential and commercial streets has created dangerous conditions that require additional resources. ...

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