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New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit’s Arab-American Community

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 9:51AM

Rola Nashef’s film ‘Detroit Unleaded’ is now available for download and on DVD.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

 Rapper Danny Brown Tweets About His Struggle With Mental Illness

Rapper Danny Brown Tweets About His Struggle With Mental Illness

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 12:53PM

He also sheds light on the broader issue of black men to cope with depression and anxiety.

Topics: /NOW

Michigan GOP Official: 'Herd All the Indians'

Michigan GOP Official: ‘Herd All the Indians’

by Aura Bogado on January 22 2014, 11:50AM

Turn Detroit into a reservation, “then throw in the blankets and corn,” says L. Brooks Patterson.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Family of Slain Detroit Woman Wants Answers After Car Accident Led to Shooting

Family of Slain Detroit Woman Wants Answers After Car Accident Led to Shooting

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 1:22PM

Renisha McBride, 19, was shot and killed after seeking help in a mostly white neighborhood.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to Serve 28 Years in Prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to Serve 28 Years in Prison

by Von Diaz on October 10 2013, 2:26PM

Convicted of 24 counts including tax crimes, bribery, extortion, and racketeering, Kilpatrick received one of the steepest sentences ever imposed on a public official.

Topics: /NOW

Retrial Date Set for Cop in Aiyana Stanley-Jones Death

Retrial Date Set for Cop in Aiyana Stanley-Jones Death

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 1:03PM

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley still faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Detroit's Taxpayers Are Bankrolling the Emergency Manager's Lavish Lifestyle

Detroit’s Taxpayers Are Bankrolling the Emergency Manager’s Lavish Lifestyle

by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 10:00AM

There’s an emergency that needs to be managed. But it’s not of Detroit’s residents.

Topics: /NOW

Dream Hampton to Direct Film About Slain Detroit Transgender Teen

Dream Hampton to Direct Film About Slain Detroit Transgender Teen

by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 9:50AM

The world will soon see Shelly Hilliard’s story from her family’s perspective.

Topics: /NOW

The Old Lessons of Detroit

The Old Lessons of Detroit

by Imara Jones on July 25 2013, 8:19AM

There’s not much new about this formerly vibrant black town’s collapse. The relevant charge now is helping its remaining residents.

Topics: Economy

Mistrial Declared for Police Officer Who Killed Aiyana Jones

Mistrial Declared for Police Officer Who Killed Aiyana Jones

by Julianne Hing on June 19 2013, 11:14AM

The 7-year-old was shot and killed during a police raid on her grandmother’s home.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Beautifully Edited, Totally Wrong: How Filmmakers Missed the Mark with 'Detropia'

Beautifully Edited, Totally Wrong: How Filmmakers Missed the Mark with ‘Detropia’

by Jamilah King on June 19 2013, 9:26AM

It shouldn’t be that hard to talk about race and the Motor City.

Topics: /NOW

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 10:05AM

A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Media

Grace Lee Boggs' Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

Grace Lee Boggs’ Advice to Young Activists: You Must Be Visionaries

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 6:04PM

The Detroit-based activist and philosopher drops some wisdom.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

Detroit Grieves As Aiyana Stanley Jones's Father Faces Murder Charge

Detroit Grieves As Aiyana Stanley Jones’s Father Faces Murder Charge

by Jamilah King on October 6 2011, 2:19PM

The indictment came one after Officer Joseph Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 7-year-old’s death. But what can change Detroit’s deeply flawed method of policing?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Detroit Police Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Detroit Police Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones

by Jorge Rivas on October 4 2011, 3:40PM

Joseph Weekley has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Still More Questions Than Answers in Aiyana Stanley Jones' Killing

Still More Questions Than Answers in Aiyana Stanley Jones’ Killing

by Jamilah King on May 18 2011, 9:35AM

The Detroit police’s shooting of a 7-year-old girl has generated a lot of outrage, but a year later there’s been no demonstrable change.

Topics: Criminal Justice

More Than a Third of Adults Are Illiterate in Many Cities. What Do We Do? Infographic

More Than a Third of Adults Are Illiterate in Many Cities. What Do We Do?

by Thoai Lu on May 17 2011, 10:34AM

A new study in Detroit, where 47 percent are illiterate, digs into solutions.

Topics: Economy

Michigan's Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit's School Reform

Michigan’s Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit’s School Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 10:30AM

The city’s leaders are auctioning off its public schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Detroit's Financial Martial Law Hits School for Teen Moms

Detroit’s Financial Martial Law Hits School for Teen Moms

by Channing Kennedy on April 28 2011, 9:12AM

The city’s new emergency financial manager has his eye on the Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 11:12AM

When Robert Bobb proposes shutting down over 40 public schools and handing them over to private entities as a cost-cutting measure, the question is: at what cost?

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

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