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Monday, January 16, 2017

Steve Harvey says Trump has an inner city plan that will target Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 1:10 PM

On Friday, a couple of days after the U.S. Senate held hearings on whether to allow accused racist Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to head the Justice Department, Steve Harvey was facing cameras in the lobby of Trump Tower to explain what the hell he was doing there. Apparently, the former...

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Local blight fighter's 'camera crusade' aids cops in busting illegal dumper

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Jonathan Pommerville has made it his mission to clean up his neighborhood of Brightmoor — or at least to spend a few hours every week patrolling its streets looking for dumpers, hookers, and scrappers. He calls himself a "camera crusader," and we covered his work extensively in this feature by...

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bernie Sanders visits Macomb County in bid to save health care law

Posted By on Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in Warren on Sunday to rally to keep congressional Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act as part of a national day of action led by Democrats. Dozens of “Save Health Care” events were held across the country, with the rally at Macomb...

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

California Democrat: Move party HQ to Detroit

Posted By on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM

There will be (or should be) plenty of soul-searching this weekend as the Democratic National Committee meets in Phoenix. It's the first in a series of forums leading up to the election of the party's new leaders next month. It will likely be an interesting marketing exercise, as party...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Flint residents deserve unfiltered truth

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Once broken, trust can be almost impossible to repair. This maxim is more than evident in Flint, where residents were repeatedly given false assurances that their water was safe for 18 months following the disastrous switch in April 2014 to the Flint River as the city’s water source. Who can...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Racial committee co-chair blasts Detroit Police chief for undermining reports of bias

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:08 PM

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is undermining the findings of a committee he set up last year to look into racial issues in the department following a racially-insensitive social media post by a white officer. The department, according to Craig, does not suffer from a growing race problem, despite the...

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Jennifer Granholm on Trump: 'We should all be alarmed if there is no transparency'

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm was on CNN correspondent Van Jones' show "The Messy Truth" Wednesday evening to discuss a slew of topics ranging from gun violence in Chicago to Obama's legacy. One topic however struck a cord with us in the newsroom: the role of the media...

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Meet the 22-year-old woman running for mayor of Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Myya D. Jones has overcome a great number of obstacles in her 22 years of life. She helped raise her five siblings after her mother, who has bipolar disorder, fell into a deep depression when Jones was in fifth grade. Before that, she was sexually abused. When she was in...

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Little Miss Flint needs your help to get to Washington D.C. for the Women's March

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:55 AM

After the town hall meeting on Wednesday in Flint revealed that the water crisis is far from over, it is more important than ever to raise awareness of the situation in the town. One person who has been doing that for the city is Little Miss Flint, aka Amariyanna...

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UPDATED: Detroit Police slow to disclose fatal Midtown shooting

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Updated 10:34 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12: This post has been updated to include additional comments from the Detroit Police Department. Originally posted 04:26 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: At about 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning, residents in the heart of Midtown were awakened as a series of shots rang out from the middle of Second...

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