Category: Detroit

Koch Brothers group prepares to fight Detroit deal

Kevyn Orr, Rick Snyder

In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, left, speaks at a news conference in Detroit as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who appointed Orr, listens. The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity organization is launching an effort to kill the legislative appropriation that is the key to Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Conyers’ Legacy Vs. Revisionists

John Conyers

In this Nov. 6, 2012 photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Let me be clear. I will not join the “Bashing Congressman John Con­yers” bandwagon.  But I welcome the debate to separate fact from fiction in the context of a true historical narrative, and to put things in perspective in light of Conyers’ legacy because only history can liberate fiction.

Official: Conyers lacks signatures for ballot

John Conyers

In this Nov. 6, 2012 photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday.

Detroit Teacher Fired For Trying To Break Up Fight With Broom

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DETROIT — A Detroit public school district has fired a teacher after she used a broomstick to try and break up a fight between two teenage boys.

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Cell phone video obtained by WJBK-TV and aired Tuesday shows the boys slugging it out in a Pershing High School ninth-grade classroom.

Shaq apologizes to man he mocked in Instagram post

Shaquille O'Neal

In this March 8, 2014, file photo, Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal gestures as he watches the UIL Class 5A state basketball final between Galena Park North Shore and Converse Judson in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How to Be Your Own Hero and Other Actions You Can Take This Week [The Lookout]

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1. Detroit Teen Takes Affirmative Action

Talk about not taking no for an answer! High school senior Brooke Kimbrough is literally this week’s poster child for higher education. When the University of Michigan recently rejected her application, did the Detroit native slink quietly off into the night? Heck no!

AP source: Former Detroit Piston Bad Boy Dumars out as team president

Joe Dumars

In this July 16, 2013, photo, Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars speaks during a news conference in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Joe Dumars tried to push the Detroit Pistons back toward the playoffs with a couple of big moves last offseason.

That didn’t work, and now the Pistons will be hiring someone else to replace him.

Detroit teen charged with hate crime in beating of driver

Deborah Hughes

In this April 7, 2014 photo, Deborah Hughes sits for a photo in Detroit. Police credited Hughes with saving the life of Steve Utash. Hughes stepped between Utash and the half-dozen or more men who punched and kicked him after an April 2 accident on the northeast side of Detroit where he accidentally hit a young boy with his vehicle. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Elizabeth Conley)

The gutting of a once great arsenial….

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In a recent episode on the HBO show VICE, they covered what almost every Detroiter already knows, the systematic ripping out of the guts of the city. Now it’s not the whole city, but it crosses the lines of homes, old school buildings, old factories, perhaps even your screen door. Metal is a new commodity that the scrappers go after, but VICE took it a little further, they discovered who was created the market for this used metal.

For kids of bankrupt Detroit, challenges abound

Detroits Children

In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, Golightly Education Center Physical Education teacher Glen Wilkerson supervises an archery class at the school in Detroit. After years without comprehensive sports and arts/music programs, those are now being restored at all DPS elementary and middle schools, thanks in part to foundation grants. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Police Chief Tells Homeowners Don’t Wait For Cops – Shoot Thugs

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig is telling homeowners to take the law in their own hands when it comes to thugs. Craig has given homeowners the green light to shoot up the thugs that are breaking into their homes.

Actress Hargitay backs Detroit rape kit project

Rape Kit Backlog Detroit

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy gets a hug from actress Mariska Hargitay during a news conference to discuss progress on the Detroit rape kit initiative at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Romain Blanquart)