Author: Alisha Dixon

Don’t just buy black, invest black

Detroit Homecoming event touts the benefits of investing in black business, supporting black entrepreneurs

Jill Ford (right), who heads the City of Detroit’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives, interviews Kesha Cash, CEO and founder of Impact America Fund at Detroit Homecoming 2017.

Farmington Hills student mistreated by teachers for knowing his rights

Stone Chaney

Patriotism is something I understand. I get being loyal to the country of your birth, being willing to defend it if necessary, and wanting to help make it a better place for all Americans.

That much I understand. I include myself in that definition.

Garlin Gilchrist, the surprise candidate..? City Clerk challenger says he isn’t surprised at all

Garlin Gilchrist

Garlin Gilchrist may be the only person in Detroit who claims to not be surprised by the fact that he will be the one challenging incumbent Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and not Heaster Wheeler. Because judging by the polls leading into the primary, Gilchist was given only about a 2% chance whereas Wheeler had 12%. But the incumbent Winfrey was polling far higher than either of them at about 48%.

Hey Little Caesar, can you hear me now? Anti-Kid Rock protests continue to stir anger, resentment among black Detroiters

So looks like it’s now Kid Rock Week in Detroit. Six straight nights of concerts at what has now been designated Detroit’s new Center of Gravity, Little Caesar’s Arena, courtesy of the Ilitch family.

Detroit Future City delivers unsparing, clear-eyed look at the fiture

 The recently released report from Detroit Future City, 139 Square Miles, is relatively brief, unsparingly to the point, and should be required reading for anyone who claims to want to honestly understand where Detroit is right now. I mean, where Detroit really is. Not the feel good hype about Detroit being ‘back’, and not the defeatist rhetoric that nothing good is happening beyond downtown. 

Colin Kaepernick’s defiance catching fire with supporters

 

Colin Kaepernick PHOTO: The Nation

So often this is how it starts; one man or woman decides they simply cannot take it anymore. So they don’t. Next thing you know, a movement has begun.

Detroit Jazz Festival delivers jazz for the ages

Jazz spans the generations.

From its inception more than a century ago when Buddy Bolden started his first band in 1895, growing from a blue seed planted deep in black earth, the treasured art form some refer to as America’s classical music, jazz, encompasses an ever-expanding width and depth spanning the reaches of past, present and future.

Winfrey says judge my entire record, not just November 2016

Despite large primary victory, Winfrey could still be vulnerable

 

The weekend before the August primary election, three-term Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey was with her son Chad when he saw a rather interesting text message appear on his mother’s cell phone. The text message was addressed to him, and it was from the Garlin Gilchrist campaign.

Shame of Detroit Ben Carson competes for House Negro of the Year Award

Behold the House Negro

Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things. It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.

Shame of Detroit Ben Carson competes for House Negro of the Year Award

Behold the House Negro

Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things. It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.