Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Human garbage Richard Spencer wants to speak at University of Michigan

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 1:50 PM

The University of Michigan confirmed Tuesday morning that white supremacist and actual human garbage Richard Spencer wants to speak at the campus. U-M spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press that, "The university will carefully consider the request, paying close attention to the safety and security of our community." He...

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Marijuana activist pictured handcuffed on cover of Metro Times now running for office

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 1:34 PM

A political activist who was targeted by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office after he helped spearhead a marijuana decriminalization initiative is running for office in Oak Park. Andrew Cissell, 29, is one of three people vying for two seats on the city's council. His challengers are Regina Weiss and Mayor Pro...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

You guys, stop tweeting mean things to George Papadopoulos from Novi

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Ask any regular person out there who shares a name with a famous person just how annoying their lives can be. There is a Taylor Swift from Seattle, a Donald Trump from Virginia, and a Matthew Broderick from Boston. Now, after Trump's former foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty...

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The Women's Convention brings fiery speeches, hope to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 1:33 PM

If you missed the memo regarding influx of out-of-towners or sparsely scattered pink “pussyhats” spotted around Detroit lately, it was because Cobo Hall hosted the first annual Women’s Convention this past weekend. The convention was a spin-off from the Jan. 21 Women’s March, where people all over the country...

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Coleman Young II holding 'Take Back the Motherland' rally night before mayoral election

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Despite being behind in the polls, Coleman Young II isn't stopping his campaign efforts to beat incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan. Young is holding a last minute rally at Soloman's Temple Church on Seven Mile Rd. called "Take Back the Motherland" the night before the election, Monday, November 6 at 6...

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Ferndale is one of the first cities in the country to permanently wave the LGBT Pride flag

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Last week, Ferndale's mayor and city council moved to permanently display the LGBT Pride flag in its city council chambers — an almost unprecedented move among U.S. cities. Nicknamed "Fabulous Ferndale," the city is known for being an inclusive place with a large LGBT population. According to Wikipedia, the city...

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Friday, October 27, 2017

We spoke with progressive hero Nina Turner ahead of The Women's Convention

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Nina Turner is one of the most energizing, sharpest, and effective figures representing the progressive movement. At a time when Republicans are waging a class war and the Democratic Party still seems intent on ensuring that the needs of Wall Street, the health care lobby, and its corporate donors...

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Facing eviction, Detroit families get unprecedented chance to save their homes

A last-ditch effort is underway to help tax-foreclosed homeowners avoid displacement — but will it work?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 2:24 AM

The most identifiable feature of the bungalow at the corner of Maine Street and East Grixdale Avenue is the large piece of plywood covering the window next to its front entrance. There’s no need to knock upon arrival; your voice can carry up through a gap between the...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

City of Detroit confirms new Meijer store on East Jefferson

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM

On Wednesday afternoon Crain's reported that a new Meijer grocery store with attached residential apartments was planned for a spot on East Jefferson near downtown Detroit. Today the city of Detroit confirmed this information. The $60 million development is expected to be open by 2019, and will employ 70 people....

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Two Detroit men charged with rape and kidnapping in string of cyclist assaults

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Two young Detroit men have been charged in connection with a series of assaults and sex assaults of female bicyclists in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. The incidents happened over a three month stretch. Aaron Rashard Stewart, 22, and Quentin Davon Flemons, 19, are believed to be behind the recent...

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