Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tag: detroit

Detroit Mother Who Wasn’t Ready to Let...

Losing a child can be quite tough for a parent to accept and one grieving mother of Detroit wasn't exactly ready to move forward. 

Detroit-Based Black Tea-Maker Just Inked a Major...

https://youtu.be/rqrJNrYjYpY Traditional Jamaican sweet tea could be headed to a Sam's Club near you, thanks to a new distribution deal between Detroit-based Ellis Island Tea...

Detroit Activists Fight to Keep Gas Station...

A Detroit community is still reeling from the death of a 34-year-old Black man fatally shot by a gas station clerk last Sunday. A group of activists gathered Saturday, May 19, outside the Citgo gas station where Derek Roberts was gunned down by clerk Rami Ali Jaber during a dispute over a purchase...

Big Sean Announces Plans to Build Multiplex...

There Literally is NOT ONE MOVIE THEATRE IN THE CITY OF DETROIT THAT PLAYS NEW MOVIES, ONLY IN THE SUBURBS!!! Yesterday we took 1,000...

Algee Smith Follows Role In ‘The New...

Algee Smith has been taking us back lately. Earlier this year, he thrilled us as Ralph Tresvant in BET’s “The New Edition Story.” Now, as...

50 Years Later, Newark and Detroit Still...

The stone marker purposely looks like a tombstone. Approximately 200 activists and media members gathered there late Wednesday afternoon on the 50th anniversary of...

Lead and the Black Community: How The...

Water is essential for life. Without it, the average person would die after four days. In the aftermath of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, which...

Young Detroit Chess Team Wins Big at National Tournament

Detroit's University Prep Elementary and Middle School chess teams are flying high after winning big at the SuperNationals VI Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Students and...

Joy Reid Rips Apart Donald Trump’s Misinformed...

  On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet The Press, MSNBC journalist Joy Reid tackles presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's recent comments proclaiming that heavily Black populated...

Beyonce Will Host ‘Signature Charity Events’ to Aid...

Beyonce announced today she will partner with United Way on her world tour to assist with the Flint water crisis. The partnership will collect resources...

Detroit’s St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, A Historic...

As America watches refugee crises in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world, let us not forget an inherently American and...

YMCA Cancels Slavery Reenactment Program, Black Parents...

In Jackson, Michigan, a long-standing Underground Railroad activity at the YMCA Storer Camps transported young onlookers into the past in order to see the...

Detroit Is the Comeback City, and Black...

With reports of Detroit making a comeback--including a revitalized riverfront and green spaces, new sports arenas, condos springing up and old buildings undergoing renovations--too...

Michigan Town Hit With Fliers Calling for...

A Detroit suburb has been hit with fliers calling for the removal of Black residents. The Detroit News reported some Southfield residents had received...

After Wave of Foreclosures, City of Detroit...

Back in May, the city of Detroit was hit with a wave of foreclosures that pushed thousands of families out of their homes and...

Detroit Bus Tours Help Black Entrepreneurs Take...

Mainstream media has created a very specific narrative about the city of Detroit. It’s a struggling city that is synonymous with white flight, but it...

Spencer Haywood Finally Gets His Hall of...

Today’s players, who en masse bolt college for the NBA before completing four years, likely had not ever heard of Spencer Haywood before he...

Thousands of Detroit Families Face Foreclosure As...

Detroit’s efforts to gain more than token stability from its financial and housing woes took another, devastating blow with the county’s insistence on collecting back...

9 Major Cities Experiencing a Shocking Level...

In the 1990s, Black Americans began moving in significant numbers to the South. This marked a reversal of the Great Migration, in which Blacks...