Author: Alisha Dixon

Detroit Lions sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Martha Ford and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see all day


In case you missed it, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford celebrated her 92nd birthday over the weekend and her team is somehow 2-0. So pretty much Martha Ford is having the best week ever and it’s only Tuesday.…

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan a no-show at poverty town hall



Detroit mayoral hopeful Coleman Young Jr. has presented a vision for how he would address poverty in Detroit, promising to, if elected, sue the state of Michigan to reinstate city-residency requirements for public employment and take steps to keep people facing foreclosure in their homes. Young Jr. presented the plans at a first-of-its-kind Detroit poverty town hall last night, put on by Detroit News columnist and radio show host Bankole Thompson.

About those EB-5 visas that will ‘save’ Ypsilanti with a $300M ‘International Village’



The Ypsilanti City Council is voting on Tuesday on plans for an estimated $300 million “international neighborhood” proposed by a Troy-based Chinese-American developer.

The project, called International Village, will be a “regional focal point for Eastern culture, Eastern cuisine, Eastern customs, and Eastern living,” according to the project’s builders. Its inhabitants will consist of international students, many of who are expected to be Chinese.…

Royal Oak gets hit with swastika symbols, police seeking tips


A half-dozen swastikas and “white power” phrases were found spray painted on garage doors, fences, and cars in Royal Oak over the weekend and police are now seeking tips and investigating the situation.

Residents alongside west of Main Street near Meininger Park began calling police Sunday morning after they noticed the vandalism appeared from the night before.…

Detroit Zoo’s penguin center wins prestigious exhibit award


Alright, so the award may not be all that “prestigious,” but it’s an honor nonetheless that the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center won the 2017 Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Animals.

The $33 million exhibit opened in April of 2016 after a redesign of the old exhibit.…