Tag Archives: Detroit

Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions

Detroit owes over $2 billion to creditors

Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is on the brink of financial ruin

By Makkada B. Selah

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Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7

Officer testifies the grandmother may have bumped him or grabbed his gun

Girl was killed in 2010 when police raided the wrong Detroit apartment in search of…

By Aaron Morrison

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Report Paints Grim Financial Picture for City of Detroit

Pension funds, borrowing capabilities in disarray

The report was completed by Washington, D.C.- based bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn D. Orr, who was…

By Darren Sands

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Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List

Experts say high unemployment and easy access to guns are a problem

Detroit is the most dangerous city in America, according to new study

By Makkada B. Selah

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Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection

Illegal butt injections can be lethal

Woman’s quest for bigger butt ends tragically

By Makkada B. Selah

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detroit homeowners squatters

Detroit Homeowner Threatens Potential Squatters With Gunshots

If your home is vacant in Detroit chances are someone will treat it like their home.

Detroit homeowners face squatters who make their homes their own

By Sasha King

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The U.S. Auto Industry’s Unfinished Business

To boost employment as well as entrepreneurial opportunities for African Americans, automotive manufacturers and the…

By Earl Graves, Sr.

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Despite Protests, Emergency Financial Manager to Take Over Detroit

Protesters say state officials have ignored the public's strong opposition to the takeover

Protesters in Detroit express displeasure at Emergency Financial Manager appointment

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Mayor Bing, budget, Black Enterprise

Could Emergency Financial Management in Detroit Hurt Blacks?

Is Detroit doomed?

The state of Michigan is threatening to take over Detroit

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Kwame Kilpatrick Found Guilty in Federal Trial

Kwame Kilpatrick stepped down as mayor of Detroit in 2008

Former Detroit mayor found guilty of racketeering and extortion in federal court

By Makkada B. Selah

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Missing Detroit Woman’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Detroit missing woman body found with bullet wound in the back of head.

What a sad story

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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“My Brother Marvin” Play on Singer Marvin Gaye Debuts in Detroit

Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye, Marvin's sister, shows you her brother's life, through her eyes

Play debuts in the Motor City this week

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies At 80

Famed jazz musician has passed away

Did you listen to Byrd’s music?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Oldest African-American Person Alive Dies at 113

She was born in 1899.

Hines worked as a riveter during World War II, raised three children and owned a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kwame Kilpatrick Spends Weekend in Jail

The Michigan Corrections Department facility was former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's home for a few days.

What is your opinion of Kilpatrick?

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Dr. Detroit? Mayor Bing Releases New 50-Year Plan to Revitalize City

Bing's new plan gives lots of leeway to startups

The mayor of Detroit unveils ambitious new plan to turn the Motor City around

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Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Vaughan Taylor Merges Music and Tech with Air Playd

From the music biz to digital, this entrepreneur talks ins and outs of web-based venture

Michigan native and current St. Louis resident Vaughan Taylor is bringing something brand new to…

By Demetria Irwin

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5 Money Lessons From Big Sean’s ‘Guap’

You see Big Sean getting 'guap' right now? Here's why.

Nothing more important than the mula. Five money lessons from one of the hottest songs…

By Darren Sands

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Big Sean Has Plans For New Non-Profit Organization

G.O.O.D. Music rapper announces plan to help Detroit children through his organization

The Sean Anderson Foundation will be run by Big Sean’s mother.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Black Cover Girl

Luna became the first black model to grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue.

Donyale Luna’s early career was the stuff of dreams.

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