Author: The Associated Press

Ron Ilitch, son of Mike Ilitch found dead at 61

The Ilitch family said Friday that it is mourning the death of Ronald Ilitch, one of the seven adult children of Mike and Marian Ilitch.

The family’s statement, issued about 5:15 p.m., followed news reports that Ron Ilitch, 61, was found dead in the Troy Marriott on Big Beaver of a suspected drug overdose.

Former state rep. Shanelle Jackson joins the field for Congressional Race

On Friday, Feb. 23, Former State Representative Shanelle Jackson (D-Detroit) formally announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s13th Congressional District.

WSU Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights pushes racial equity

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“We are grateful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their leadership on racial equity in Detroit and nationwide,” said Professor Peter J. Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. “Their support of DEAL is strengthening a network for social change that has the power to transform southeast Michigan.”

DoorDash arrives in the detroit area, offers delivery from more than 1,500 local restaurants

By Henry Ward

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Are you hungry but you just don’t feel like moving? Well, DoorDash might be the answer you’re looking for. The company that delivers food straight to your door (for a small fee, of course), will enter the downtown Detroit market by the end of the month.

Detroit partners break ground on Livernois neighborhood project

Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 3.36.37 PM.pngFrom left: Malinda Jensen, senior VP of Gov. Affairs, DEGC; Ellis Carr, president and CEO, Capital Impact Partners; Greg Tedder, executive vice president and chief community development and marketing officer, MEDC; Peter Scher, head of corporate responsibility, JP- Morgan Chase & Co.; Matthew Hessler, 7.Liv owner and developer; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan; Roy McCalister Jr., City Council District 2; and Marcia Ventura, senior vice president, Invest Detroit, celebrate the Livernois – 7 Mile groundbreaking.

Mixed-use redevelopment along the Livernois Avenue of Fashion to open in 2019

Poor People’s campaign leaders meet in Detroit today, address water shutoffs

Trip to Detroit Part of Two-Month National Tour by Campaign Co-Chairs to Reignite 1968 Economic Justice Push

 Leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will visit Detroit Friday to meet with local residents and organizers from around Michigan who are facing widespread water shutoffs and contamination, as part of a two-month national tour to shine a light on both the harshest poverty in the nation and the organizing taking place to fight it.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority makes 2018 Year of our military

On the Feb. 11, the Michigan State Greek sorority organization led by State Director Tonia Jenkins hosted a surprise appreciation dinner to honor all Zetas and Amicae that have served our country. The event was held at St. John’s Banquet and Conference Center in Southfield, Michigan.