16 May 2014 • 13 comments
The poor and people of color are disproportionately affected when temperatures rise and industrial waste exacts its toll.
11 April 2014 • 6 comments
Time has put the former Detroit mayor’s reputation in perspective, 20 years after he left office, and sooner, if you were ever stopped by a STRESS unit.
7 March 2014 • 5 comments
The stakes could hardly be higher, and the job any harder, for new Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. He’s saying the right things, but the future is still cloudy.
31 January 2014 • 6 comments
Michigan residents are uneasily accepting the idea of marijuana being used as medicine by adults. But what about children?
13 December 2013 • 1 comment
Reinvigorating Detroit isn’t all about clearing blighted neighborhoods, fighting crime and wondering where the next job is coming from. Not to mention working through an unprecedented civic bankruptcy. Sometimes it’s about stabilizing a community that has not gone to the dogs but […]
8 November 2013 • 3 comments
Gerald Watson plans on hosting a competition he’s calling Detroit’s Next Executive Chef at Mo’ Betta Blues, his new restaurant and club. The competition, modeled after similar shows on cable television, is part of the soft opening of the restaurant, located in […]
4 October 2013
I ran into Carmen N’Namdi at the opening of the “Detroit Resurgent” photo exhibit opening at the Michigan State University Museum recently. Although we were at an art opening, N’Namdi’s mind was on education. That makes sense. She founded the private Nataki […]
23 August 2013 • 1 comment
The 3-D printer is no Star Trek replicator, but it’s pretty darn close. The futuristic machine could well be the next big thing in manufacturing, and substantially change the way we make things in southern Michigan for the first time since Henry […]
20 July 2013 • 1 comment
Things are pretty tough in Detroit, what with an emergency manager and a possible bankruptcy lurking just around the corner. But despite that, there are enough good things going – the Midtown boom, Dan Gilbert’s investments, Mike Ilitch’s plans and the M1 […]
2 June 2013 • 5 comments
In the 1950s, my dad would take me and my siblings fishing in the Detroit River two or three times a week during fishing season. We’d haul in buckets of perch, bass and pan fish, or the occasional catfish or carp. We […]
27 April 2013 • 4 comments
Nearly five years after the passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, the biggest obstacle for patients who want to use marijuana remains … actually getting some. That’s why House Bill4271, the Medical Marihuana Provisioning Center Regulation Act, is so important. Introduced by […]