Tag Archives: Detroit

Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

Politics and a massive deficit have left Motor City in financial turmoil. Will our children be forced to forfeit their education?

Detroit's school system is getting a failing grade (Thinkstock)
Detroit is in trouble—again. The city’s public…

By Tamara Warren

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JULY 24, 2008: Detective Brian White and Joanne Kinney, an investigator from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office, attempted to serve Bobby Ferguson with a subpoena while he was at the home of Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna. Kilpatrick was there at the time and, along with his bodyguards, stopped the officers from entering the residence, which led to Kilpatrick allegedly pushing one of the sheriff's deputies. Kilpatrick later pled no contest to one felony count of assaulting and obstructing a police officer in exchange for a second assault charge being dropped. As part of the deal, he also agreed to resign from office and serve 120 days in jail.

Kwame Kilpatrick’s 14 Most Scandalous Moments

The disgraced Detroit Mayor has a long list of political missteps that have tarnished what could have been a great legacy

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Our World with Black Enterprise Host Ed Gordon gets warmed up for his one-on-one interview with Spike Lee.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

To get an idea of the networking at the nation's largest annual gathering of black entrepreneurs, check out these images of the 2009 B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference.

The 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo will be held in Atlanta, May 16-19.…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Can Detroit Be Saved?

The Motor City struggles to rise from the ashes of economic depression and reinvent itself as a center for entrepreneurship and industry

Detroit is known by many names: The D, Motor City, and Motown, among others. But…

By Alan Hughes

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Automakers Optimistic About Constant Progression

Detroit's largest industry getting gears turning after fallout

The woes of the auto industry have dominated business headlines all year – which has…

By Alan Hughes

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Aerotropolis Is Expected to Help Revive Detroit’s Economy

Travel can help boost commerce in rebounding region

In the November 2009 issue of Black Enterprise, Can Detroit be Saved? highlights the industries…

By Alan Hughes

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Tourism Industry Holds Prime Opportunities

How Detroit can capture a booming segment

The tourism industry is big business. The Detroit metro area alone took in about $5…

By Alan Hughes

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Detroit to The World: Don’t Count Us Out

Motown welcomes the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference with grit, enthusiasm and faith in its own future

Battered by a crisis of faith in local government triggered by the scandal surrounding former…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Dave Bing Elected Detroit Mayor

BE 100s businessman will complete Kilpatricks term

In what Detroit newspapers called “a stunning victory” local businessman Dave Bing was elected mayor…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Detroit Mayoral Candidates Bump Heads in Debate

Generating jobs and revenue remain focus

Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel and businessman Dave Bing agreed on very little at their second…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Detroit Mayoral Race Heats Up Amid City Council Lawsuit

Cockrel, Bing slam each other on integrity, relatability

The collapse of the auto industry isn’t the only thing making headlines in Detroit. The…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unemployment Rate Hits 8.5%

Companies shed 663,000 jobs in March

The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 8.5% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor…

By Renita Burns

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Detroit Mayor to Resign, Do Jail Time

Kilpatrick pleads guilty in case, must pay $1 million in restitution

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Detroit’s Battles

Civic and political leaders react to mayor's indictment

The indictment of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is causing a firestorm and mixed reactions from…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Detroit Mayor Will Fight Indictment Charges

Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to step down from office

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to resign and vows to fight several charges brought against…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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