Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NYT ad calls out lawmakers who have accepted NRA money, including Michigan's

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, a stunning two-page ad appeared in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times calling for lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation. The ad, funded by gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,...

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The documentary on the French artist murdered in Detroit is available now

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 2:25 PM

A tribute documentary for a 23-year-old French street artist who was killed during a stay in Detroit in 2013 is complete and will begin showing in select theaters next month. Bilal Berreni, AKA Zoo Project, had been living in Detroit for several months when he was shot by a...

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A free software coding bootcamp is available to Detroit residents

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:50 PM

When we spoke with Grand Circus' Jennifer Cline last spring she told us a startling fact. By the year 2020 there will be one million unfulfilled tech jobs in the U.S. Meridian, a health care company based in Detroit, is already feeling that pinch, so they've taken proactive...

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Why you can't get a QLine monthly or annual pass right now

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Frequent riders of Detroit's QLine streetcar may have found it might be worth it to spring for a monthly or annual pass instead of just a three-hour or daily pass. But some riders have taken to social media recently to express frustration in trying to obtaining one.  A spokesman...

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'March for Our Lives' gun reform rally will be held in metro Detroit March 24

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:58 AM

In response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. where 17 students and teachers were killed, a nationwide network of gun control rallies is planned to take place on Saturday, March 24, with a main rally happening in Washington D.C. Coined "March for...

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Michigan Democrats love Linda Belcher — no, not that one

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Imagine our surprise when seeing retweets from the Michigan Democrats announcing that Linda Belcher had won a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Linda? From's Bob's Burgers? Has fictional television actually made its way into our American politics? Well, yes, — but in this case, there is a...

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Protest planned for R. Kelly show at Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:29 AM

R. Kelly has stood trial on child pornography charges, been the subject of multiple sexual assault allegations, and is widely believed to have married a 15-year-old when he was 27. Yet he remains a successful performing artist who, as of last summer, could still sell out crowds in Detroit....

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