17 people making major moves in Michigan

It’s that time of year again. The Metro Times editorial staff gathered around our conference room table, shut the door, and came up with…

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The Healer
    Kalimah Johnson, founder and executive director, SASHA Center
    "We're not going to tell you how to feel about your rape," Johnson says. "You can feel how you want to feel. We're here for you. Some people are more cerebral, more internal. Others are very external. You get to decide how to heal. We just want to create a safe space for all of that. You need a Bible? We got that. You need a chicken foot? We got that, too."
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Everyone we saw at the Impeach Trump Now rally and march in Ann Arbor

Demonstrators protested President Donald Trump in cities across the country on Wednesday following Trump's surrender to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, including…

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Everyone we saw at the Impeach Trump Now rally and march in Ann Arbor
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All the signs we saw at the 'Families Belong Together' rally in Detroit's Clark Park

More than 1,000 people gathered in Detroit's Clark Park as part of more than 600 "Families Belong Together" rallies held across the…

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All the signs we saw at the 'Families Belong Together' rally in Detroit's Clark Park
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Muhammad Ali’s Michigan mansion is on sale for $2.9 million, let's take a tour

The late boxer Muhammad Ali once lived in this mansion in Berrien Springs, located about 170 miles from Detroit on the southwest…

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Muhammad Ali’s Michigan mansion is on sale for $2.9 million, let's take a tour
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All the protest signs we saw at Trump's Washington, Mich. rally

Instead of getting roasted at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in…

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All the protest signs we saw at Trump's Washington, Mich. rally
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All the best signs we saw at March for our Lives in downtown Detroit

In direct response to a Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school, students from around the country took time Saturday…

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All the best signs we saw at March for our Lives in downtown Detroit
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Photos of clashes at white supremacist Richard Spencer's MSU speech

Two days of tension surrounding white supremacist Richard Spencer’s visit to Michigan erupted in violence Monday outside of his planned speech at…

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Photos of clashes at white supremacist Richard Spencer's MSU speech
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We asked women (and men) why they attended the 2018 Women's March in Lansing

Thousands of women and men, converged on our state's capital for the second annual Women's March on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. As…

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“I’m here because for the first time in my life, I feel it’s more important now than ever to have women, and everyone who supports women, be empowered to make a difference in this country to keep it a democracy.”
    — Bonnie Biggs
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Photos from the Michigan United DACA rally in downtown Detroit

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, more than 100 locals braved the cold during a march to urge lawmakers to consider legislation to protect…

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Photos from the Michigan United DACA rally in downtown Detroit
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The Michigan State Capitol redesign that never was

The Michigan State Capitol building, in all of its Neoclassical glory, is so emblematic of governance in the state that we were…

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Scheme D 
    
    According to a booklet that included renderings of the development, Scheme D was to be comprised of three buildings on a podium. The buildings ranged in height from five to eight stories and the podium contained the House and Senate chambers. As in the other proposals, the chamber height was to extend the full height of the building with offices making up its upper walls. Below-ground parking would have accommodated just under 1,000 cars.
    
    Building Gross Area: 576,300 sq. ft.
    Building Net Area: 320,400 sq. ft.
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Every single Metro Times cover story of 2017

As an alt-weekly, Metro Times prides itself on providing an alternative view from mainstream media organizations. While news is moving to online platforms,…

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Every single Metro Times cover story of 2017
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15 places to volunteer this holiday season

Sometimes the best way to get into a festive spirit is to spread joy by giving back to your community. Luckily, there are…

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Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
    2131 Beaufait St, Detroit; 313-923-3535
    Gleaners is dedicated to providing households with nutritious foods and other resources. Although they are headquartered in Detroit, they have five other distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Livingston counties and they provide food to 534 food pantries, shelters and other partners across southeast Michigan. Looking to volunteer? Contact info for coordinators can be found on their website. 
    Photo viaInstagram user @Gleanersfoodbank
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The best signs we saw at the Juggalo March on Washington

We gotta admit that ICP fans and Juggalos came up with some pretty great protest signs. Here are a few of our…

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Photo by Daniel Shular
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22 photos from Detroit's 'Defend DACA' rally

People gather at a "Defend DACA" rally in Southwest Detroit on Tuesday. Read more here. Photos by Nick Hayes

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22 photos from Detroit's 'Defend DACA' rally
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28 photos from Detroit's Charlottesville solidarity march

More than a 100 people descended onto downtown Detroit's Campus Martius Park on Sunday to protest Saturday's right-wing attack on peaceful protesters in…

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28 photos from Detroit's Charlottesville solidarity march
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Meet the people of 2017's Detroit People Issue

Welcome to the 2017 Metro Times People Issue. Photos by Jacob Lewkow

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The People Issue 2017
    
    In 2015, we decided to commemorate what we thought were some of the most interesting Detroiters with what we dubbed our People Issue. So we bunkered down in the Metro Times editorial office and, after several rounds of lively debate, hammered out a list of 30 candidates united only in the fact that we thought they were doing cool things in and around Detroit — a list that included artists, activists, politicians, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, and more.
    
    After taking a year hiatus, we're back with a brand new People Issue. In the following pages, you'll meet some of the people who we think are doing important work in the city, region, and state. Some you might have already heard of — like the man running to be the country's first Muslim governor, or the Olympian boxer from Flint. Others might not be household names, but equally as important — like the first superintendent to head Detroit's public schools after years of state control, or the head of the venerable Wayne State Police Department. Some have been toiling quietly in the city for decades, others are newcomers. One may have even brought your favorite band to town — and served you a beer at the bar at the very same show.
    
    Of course, there are so many people doing good work that trying to create a comprehensive list would be a fool's errand. In the end, we tried to show a wide cross section of the fabric of Detroit. You might see someone you know. You'll certainly meet more than 20 people who you ought to know.
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Detroit's new Beacon Park is stunning

Detroit's newest park, Beacon Park, celebrated its grand opening this past Thursday with a loving welcome from tons of Detroiters. Check out…

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Detroit's new Beacon Park is stunning
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35 photos of Madonna's childhood home that is for sale

Scrounge up every dollar you can because Madonna's childhood home is for sale and it could be yours. This beautiful Rochester Hills…

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35 photos of Madonna's childhood home that is for sale
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47 nerdy photos of protestors at the March For Science

April 22, 2017 Photos by Jordan Buzzy

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47 nerdy photos of protestors at the March For Science
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The 20 worst city mottos in the Detroit area

Many of our area’s municipalities seem to celebrate their identity as bedroom communities, such as Huntington Woods, aka “City of Homes.” Several cities…

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15: Eastpointe: The Gateway to Macomb County
    Poor Macomb County: In many ways, it’s exactly the sort of land of seven-lane intersections and suburban generica writers like James Howard Kunstler have made a career of criticizing. What does it portend that Eastpointe, hit so hard by the foreclosure crisis, champions its role as Macomb’s anteroom?
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All the protestors we saw at the March for Immigrant's Rights in Ann Arbor

A March for Immigrant's Rights happened over the weekend in Ann Arbor. This is everything we saw. Photos by Chloe Michaels

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All the protestors we saw at the March for Immigrant's Rights in Ann Arbor
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The 17 best protest signs we saw at Trump's visit to Ypsilanti

March 15, 2017 Photos by Violet Ikonomova

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The 17 best protest signs we saw at Trump's visit to Ypsilanti
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These photos show how damaging yesterday's wind storm was

All photos are from Instagram.

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Via IG user @colin_fury
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21 amazing photos from the Day Without Immigrants protests

Photos by Violet Ikonomova

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21 amazing photos from the Day Without Immigrants protests
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All the nasty women we saw @ the Planned Parenthood protests

February 12, 2017 Photos by Julia Pickett

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All the nasty women we saw @ the Planned Parenthood protests
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40 powerful photos from the protests @ Detroit Metro Airport

All photos are from Instagram.

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via @phoebepatricia123
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45 amazing photos from the Hamtramck Muslim Ban protest

January 29, 2017 Photos by Michael Jackman

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45 amazing photos from the Hamtramck Muslim Ban protest
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43 photos from the Lansing Women's March

Photos from the Women's March on Lansing at the Michigan's state Capitol building on Saturday, Jan. 21. Photos by Julia Pickett

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43 photos from the Lansing Women's March
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42 powerful photos from the Women's March on Detroit

January 21, 2017 Photos by Alex Fluegel and Jack Roskopp

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42 powerful photos from the Women's March on Detroit
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