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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sheefy McFly was arrested by Detroit police while painting a mural commissioned by the city

Posted By on Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

A popular street artist was arrested by Detroit police last week after he was initially believed to be vandalizing city property. He was actually painting a mural that he had a permit from the city to create. Sheefy McFly, whose real name is Tashif Turner, was working on a...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Detroit's Count Mack raps, draws, cuts, and films in new video for his track 'G-String'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Detroit visual artist and rapper Vaughn Taormina, AKA Count Mack, is out with a new video for his latest track and it's a twofer. For "G-String," Taormina not only rapped and co-produced, he cut out his hand-drawn illustrations and photographed them in stop-motion to give the video a flip-book...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bloomfield Hills high schoolers hack database to give themselves better grades

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Leave it to kids in one of Michigan's best school districts to have figured out how to hack the district's grading system and (presumably) give themselves A's. A message posted to the Bloomfield Hills Schools website alerts parents that "a couple" students made "some poor choices lately," hacking into...

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Eminem makes history as first rapper to score more than 100 million RIAA song awards

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Eminem has achieved another career milestone, racking up more than 100 million Recording Industry Association of America song awards to become the second-most successful artist in the world, in terms of singles. Em surpassed No. 3 Taylor Swift for the honor and landed just behind Rihanna, who is No....

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Eminem doppelganger channels his alter ego in colorful, bong-filled exhibit

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? Or maybe you've been told you look like a celebrity? Though the chance of you having a true doppelganger is one in a trillion, you likely fall into the same category as Philidelphia-based installation artist Alex Da Corte, who has been exploring the...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wayne County Commissioner fears hazardous waste dumping in Romulus could cause environmental disaster

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:56 AM

A pair of hazardous waste deep injection wells will be the subject of an upcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public meeting and hearing in the city of Romulus. Environmental Geo-Technologies, LLC owns the wells located at 28470 Citrin Dr. in Romulus, and the company wants to increase the pressure at which...

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

ICYMI: Expert on Detroit's 'illegal foreclosures' featured on 'Democracy Now'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:29 PM

If we've been talking about Bernadette Atuahene a lot recently, it's because the researcher has uncovered a pattern of inflated assessments and just-out-of-reach exemptions now resulting in tax foreclosures that are arguably illegal under Michigan's constitution. More troubling still, Atuahene's research found that the inflated assessments hit the poorest...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A wealthy Birmingham businessman lost his fight to keep Hamtramck trashy

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 9:09 AM

A judge has ordered wealthy Hamtramck businessman Henry Velleman to pay fines of $100 each on two tickets for littering that he initially fought. Velleman, who lives in Birmingham, is also Hamtramck's largest downtown property owner. Of 35 Velleman-owned downtown district commercial properties identified in public records earlier this...

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Flint's Dr. Hanna-Attisha slams emergency management in TED talk

Posted By on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 9:36 AM

The pediatrician whistleblower who exposed the Flint water crisis criticized the "lost democracy" during the city's emergency management in a recently released TEDMED talk. Originally speaking in 2016, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discussed how Flint's near-bankruptcy led the city to be overseen by an emergency manager — whose job "was...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Detroit considers creating first Green Light camera corridor to curb crime in Corktown

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:16 PM

When developers last week broke ground on a project that will bring additional housing and retail to the area of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull, they were standing behind a bar that, just two days prior, had fallen victim to its third break-in of the year. Police say thieves cracked...

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