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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bandcamp will waive its revenue share, help Detroit bands impacted by COVID-19

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM

It’s no secret that the shutdown of live music in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic decimated independent venues and the artists who play their stages. The carnage continues this week as those venues and artists mark a month of being out of the spotlight. And while buying music...

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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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