Thursday, December 8, 2016

More public school anti-racism demonstations are in the works, says community organizer

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Samantha Magdaleno is the community organizer behind a recent Royal Oak Middle School demonstration that took place following a basketball game. She, her constituents, and some students attended the game, cheered on the school's team, and once the game ended, marched onto the court chanting, "Build bridges, not walls" in...

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VIDEO: Things got weird when Madonna did Carpool Karaoke

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:35 PM

James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" now seems like a right of passage for most pop stars these days, so we're not surprised that the Queen of Pop, our very own Madonna, buckled up her seat belt to bust our some classic Madonna hits with the late night host. Things seemed...

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100 of Michigan's elected officials are pledging what?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:53 AM

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, nearly 40 hate crimes were reported in the 10 days following the November presidential election — and that's just in Michigan. Nearly 900 were reported nationwide. Those incidents include crimes against black people, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, and other marginalized groups. Now, 100...

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Michigan vote recall is off

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:29 AM

According to a federal judge, the recount failed to produce evidence that the election was hacked as some experts have suggested.

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What’s up with Hamtramck Disneyland?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:17 AM

Pardon their dust: Hatch Art is disassembling the art, reconditioning it, and will have it back up in the spring.

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Cult synth great John Bender added to Barely Human Fest

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:18 AM

"Friends are talking about visiting Detroit in the middle of February, for crying out loud."

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K prize by nice snack food people

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and heal divides." Six activist/healers have been awarded $100,000 and one (Doniece Sandoval) was given $500,000. These are straight-up gifts, as opposed to grants; recipients can do whatever they wish with...

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Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say A Little Prayer," and "I'm Every Woman," but she's continued to make the Motor City her home, something for which she should continuously receive a standing ovation. Now, the 73-year-old...

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5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Lizzo is a Queen.

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Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:13 PM

This performer is of course, very sampled. "Bam Bam" was sampled by Lauryn Hill, and more recently by Mr. Kanye West.

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