Category: Detroit

Nicholas Alexander Lee McCray Goes Missing On Way Home To Detroit

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

Nicholas Alexander Lee McCray Goes Missing On Way Home To Detroit

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

Nicholas Alexander Lee McCray Goes Missing On Way Home To Detroit

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

Detroit Pastors warn Black residents to avoid traveling to suburb of Eastpointe

A group of Detroit pastors advised African-Americans on Tuesday to stay away from the suburb of Eastpointe, the Detroit News reports.

The warning comes after a Black man filed a federal lawsuit that accuses several Eastpointe police officers of beating him so severely that he lost consciousness and vision in one eye.

Wale performs live for literacy at Eastern Market Wednesday

wale-2015The day before Thanksgiving has proven to be the biggest party night of the year. Meanwhile, Detroit’s education system has continuously suffered. The Dallas Nicole Foundation (DNF) and The Massive Group have partnered to present “The Edutainment Series” slated to be the biggest night of philanthropy for education, health and fitness. Held on one of the biggest party nights of the year, Nov. 23, the event includes special performances by award-winning recording artist Wale and Detroit’s own T3 of Slum Village. Hosted by Shawn Blanchard, the event will take place at Eastern Market in Shed 5 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Detroit Musicians, DJ’s and Entertainers Unite For the Launch of the Play Detroit Music Experience and Entertainment Blog

pdm-downtown-shot-apparelSince 2010, PDM Official Wear has fitted Detroit music artists for international concert tours for the likes of Chaka Khan and television appearances on The Tonight Show and the Arsenio Hall Show. With a passion to provide visibility for Detroit made music, PDM official is set to launch the Play Detroit Music Experience on November 24, 2016, featuring live bands, singers, dancers and musicians from the R&B, neo-soul, hip hop, rap and electronic dance music genres. The Play Detroit Music Experience will be held every third Thursday of the month, exposing the community to talent right in their backyard. The event will unite people from all walks of life for one purpose, the love of Detroit music. The brand will also launch a blog that will serve as an online portal for interviews ranging from up and coming talent to Detroit music legends and pioneers. Live streams, videos and photos from concerts and music events will display the happenings at local events.

Kamal Smith makes highly anticipated return with play “The Wrong One”

kamal_smithDetroit is known for many things: our rich automotive history, our three major sports team, our hustle, work ethic, the Motown sound and more. As the city ushers into new era marked with rising talent and entrepreneurial gusto we are seeing more individuals using that Detroit grit to blaze a path for themselves. One such individual is Kamal Smith. He is a writer, director, producer and actor. His personality, delivery and comedic timing makes him a unintentional comedian. You can currently get a dose of Kamal Smith and his high-energy on Radio One’s Hot 107.5.

Detroit principal receives 15-month sentence in fraud scheme

The 11th Detroit principal involved in a school supplies kickback scheme has faced justice.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced former Principal Beverly Campbell to 15 months in prison, the  Detroit Free Press  reports.

Detroit Principal Receives 15-Month Sentence In Fraud Scheme

The 11th Detroit principal involved in a school supplies kickback scheme has faced justice.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced former Principal Beverly Campbell to 15 months in prison, the  Detroit Free Press  reports.

Detroit Principal Receives 15-Month Sentence In Fraud Scheme

The 11th Detroit principal involved in a school supplies kickback scheme has faced justice.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced former Principal Beverly Campbell to 15 months in prison, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Detroit 8th-Grader Taught Math At Understaffed School, Lawsuit Says

Hamilton Academy in Detroit struggled to replace a middle school math teacher who quit over crowded classrooms and a lack of support. When administrators couldn’t refill the position, they tapped the brightest eighth-grader in the school to teach math classes to his peers.

Detroit 8th-Grader Taught Math At Understaffed School, Lawsuit Says

Hamilton Academy in Detroit struggled to replace a middle school math teacher who quit over crowded classrooms and a lack of support. When administrators couldn’t refill the position, they tapped the brightest eighth-grader in the school to teach math classes to his peers.