7 August 2015 • 25 comments
The stepped-up police presence that makes Detroit’s island park more attractive to suburbanites can still strike fear in the hearts of city residents.
26 May 2015 • 21 comments
A long-overdue talk on race won’t yield results in the gleaming corridors of the Grand Hotel. The powers that be need to get out of their comfort zone and into city neighborhoods for any real discussion, and change, to take shape.
9 January 2015 • 21 comments
We can understand out-of-town media outlets for excluding people of color from their depictions of Michigan city life, but not our very own tourism campaign.
14 November 2014
From clichés to spur-of-the-moment renaming of the city’s neighborhoods, a native Detroiter has a few bones to pick with you guys.
10 October 2014 • 3 comments
It’s not just farm-to-table restaurants and co-working spaces that make the city what it is. “New” may be code for “white” and “old” for “black,” but they’re all part of the mix.
5 September 2014 • 2 comments
Do you know a Detroiter who can’t stop talking about race? There may be a good reason you can’t even comprehend happening to your own family.
25 July 2014 • 28 comments
Three years of relaxed fireworks restrictions have sowed bad blood between neighbors, terrorized pets and set city leaders fuming. Is freedom worth it?
13 June 2014 • 26 comments
John Schneider’s column on student-loan debt touched a nerve with another Brunch columnist, and Aaron Foley has a few things he’d liked to get off his chest.
2 May 2014 • 12 comments
Obviously, law enforcement in Michigan’s newest state park is important. But longtime visitors have their own good reasons for fearing the long arm of the law.