Friday, March 31, 2017

Christian and Jewish organizations come together to renovate historic synagogue in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Originally constructed as a home for the Temple Beth El's congregation, the limestone monolith located at 8801 Woodward Avenue in Detroit has seen better days. It's currently inhabited by a non-denominational Christian church called the Breakers Covenant Church International (BCCI), but the building needs a new roof, new bathrooms, and...

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A dystopian Detroit stars in indie film ‘Black Petunia’

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Twenty-year-old Spencer King is a film writer and director who has been continuously exploring a love for the city of Detroit after his recent move here from California. His first film with a Detroit setting is called Black Petunia, and will premiere at the Florida Sarasota Film Festival on Wednesday,...

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Congresswoman and black feminist queen Maxine Waters to appear at Wright Museum this evening

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:57 AM

California state representative Maxine Waters is a hero to many. The liberal congresswoman is the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and an advocate for intersectional feminist ideals, among other things. She's not here to play and she takes shit from no one, most especially conservative talking head Bill...

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This Royal Oak teacher gave a fake spelling test to his students for April Fools' Day and it's hilarious

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Can someone give this guy a "Teacher of the Year Award" please? Michigan teacher "Joey Dee" posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday of himself giving the correct answers to what seems to be an impossibly hard spelling bee test. The result is an insanely popular video that...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

This video of goats going wild with WDIV's Paula Tutman is amazing

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:57 PM

We're not exactly sure why WDIV reporter Paula Tutman was hanging out with a bunch of goats on a farm, but after watching this video we sure are happy she did. Turns out, Tutman was doing a report on how goats will be fighting an invasive plant by eating...

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Betsy's at it again, comparing schools to ride-sharing apps

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Heavens to Betsy. Billionaire and current Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is once again making outlandish statements that prove she's as qualified to run public education as a tomato. In a speech made to the Brookings Institute, DeVos said the following: Let me offer this example from a different part...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WSU's new food pantry has you covered if you need a bite to eat

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Wayne State only has a few nearby places for students to get groceries, with Little Asia Mart, Whole Foods and University Food Center being the closest. Unfortunately for students living on campus, though, nutritious groceries can’t always make the budget. “The W,” a food pantry set to open April...

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A Harry Potter 'Pottercon' is coming to Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Are you a Muggle still patiently waiting for a Hogwarts letter to come in the mail via owl? Well pack your trunk, my dear friend, because Pottercon is coming to the Masonic Temple on Sunday, May 21 and we cannot control our excitement.       This event is...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Danny Brown was the rapper that got Dave Chapelle ridiculously high in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:28 AM

There has been a ton of talk on Dave Chappelle's newest standup specials on Netflix. Some are calling his jokes tired and lame, while others think that he may be a little too out of touch. But one question still remains after watching his special: who was the rapper...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Detroit poet calls out Dave Chappelle's jokes about Flint and Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:31 PM

While it was pretty funny to find out that Dave Chappelle bombed in Detroit a few years ago because he got too stoned, his jokes about the lives of Detroiters and the Flint Water Crisis are not setting well with some. In particular, Detroit poet Casey Lynne Rocheteau published...

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