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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Anti-discrimination bills aim to protect LGBTQ+ people in Michigan

Posted By on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled new anti-discrimination bills that would protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and access to public accommodations. The new bill would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act by adding gender identity and sexual orientation to Michigan’s protected classes....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

'Hamilton' announces digital lottery for $10 tickets to all Detroit performances

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The hit Broadway play Hamilton is coming to Detroit, and the competition for tickets is fierce. The historical hip-hop musical depicts the life of founding father of Alexander Hamilton. Lin Manuel-Miranda's Tony award-winning musical will find a home in Detroit for a six-week engagement at the Fisher Theatre, starting March 12...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lame duck GOP revives Duggan's auto insurance plan — it still screws Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 8:10 AM

An auto insurance reform plan similar to that developed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his Republican allies in the state House is back on the table. Duggan and House Speaker Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, in 2017 wrote and pushed a reform bill that last November was voted down in...

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Detroit Hustles Harder plans new collaborative retail space on Woodward Avenue

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM

A new retail location that will feature clothing from Detroit Hustles Harder, glass art and creations from Detroit artists is slated to open on Woodward Ave. later this month. For now, the only indication of a new occupant in the long-vacant space located near the corner of Charlotte Street and...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Artist Nick Jaskey teams ups with Vans for photo tour of Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Detroit’s thriving art scene can seem daunting to the average visitor, but thankfully, Nick Jaskey is here to lead the way. Jaskey, an established Detroit-based photographer and artist, is teaming up with Vans for a walking photo tour throughout the city Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at noon. Attendees naught...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Judge strikes Michigan GOP's straight-ticket ban, says it discriminates against black people

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Once again, Michigan's Republican Party appears to have been caught crafting policy intended to strengthen its power, constitution be damned. A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama put an end to Michigan's Republican-led ban on straight-ticket voting on Wednesday, ruling that the law "intentionally discriminated against African-Americans."...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Detroit's semi-pro soccer club will host a First Division team tomorrow night

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM

The rowdy rouge and gold will host a top-tier team for the first time when Mexico’s Club Necaxa makes stops at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck tomorrow for a friendly. It’ll be Detroit City Football Club’s second-ever international game. The nearly century-old Club Necaxa is part of Liga, MX,...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Online catalog will pinpoint more than 1,000 Detroit murals

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Viranel Clerard divides his time between working at Trader Joe's in Ann Arbor and chauffeuring people for Uber. In what limited spare time he does have, the Detroit resident has taken on the monumental challenge of cataloguing every mural within the city's 140 square miles. “I see the city of...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

State lawyers say El-Sayed eligibility controversy 'creation of media and the Michigan Democratic Party'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM

Attorneys for the state of Michigan are asking a judge to dismiss a request by gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed for a decision on whether he's eligible for the ballot. In a court filing submitted Tuesday, attorneys representing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said El-Sayed's request for judgment was "premature"...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Get your spring fashion fix sustainably at this weekend's vintage event in Ferndale

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 2:45 PM

More than a dozen vintage sellers from across the state will gather under one big roof in Ferndale tonight for a shopping extravaganza to last four days. The Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market, now in its ninth iteration, takes over the Rust Belt Market every six months with wares from online and...

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