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Michigan teacher: I was fired for saying ‘vagina’ during middle school art lesson

Michigan teacher: I was fired for saying ‘vagina’ during middle school art lesson

A middle school teacher was fired for saying “vagina” several times during an art history lesson without getting “previous approval.”…

Unionized Free Press journalists sell out designers, copy-editors with new contract

Unionized Free Press journalists sell out designers, copy-editors with new contract

Free Press newsroom employees approved a contract that will terminate the jobs of follow union members. …

Ballpark at Tiger Stadium site to be named after hometown hero Willie Horton

Ballpark at Tiger Stadium site to be named after hometown hero Willie Horton

By Steve Neavling Motor City Muckraker The historic ballpark at the former Tiger Stadium site is being renamed “Willie Horton Field.” The Police Athletic League (PAL), which will host youth sports at the field in Corktown next year, coined the new name to honor Tigers icon and hometown hero,…

Rev. Nicholas Hood II, a civil rights hero and ex-Detroit councilman, dies at 92

Rev. Nicholas Hood II, a civil rights hero and ex-Detroit councilman, dies at 92

The Rev. Nicholas Hood Sr., a prominent civil rights leader, minister and long-time Detroit City councilman, died Sunday.…

Unruly Tigers fans broke into historic Brush Park home before party ends early

Unruly Tigers fans broke into historic Brush Park home before party ends early

Tailgaters broke into the boarded-up, 1869 Italiante-style home in Brush Park and began trashing the interior. …

Veteran journalist Bankole Thompson airs popular radio show on new station Friday

Veteran journalist Bankole Thompson airs popular radio show on new station Friday

Few journalists are willing to tackle the complex issues of race, poverty and community in Detroit like Bankole…

Influential journalist Bankole Thompson leaves WDET for new radio station

Influential journalist Bankole Thompson leaves WDET for new radio station

Thompson hosted “Redline with Bankole Thompson” on WDET for a year, shedding light on poverty, racial disparities and…

Artist reimburses city for emergency demo, wants to ship 3 more houses to Europe

Artist reimburses city for emergency demo, wants to ship 3 more houses to Europe

The art project is aimed at raising money to demolish blighted Detroit houses, but Mayor Mike Duggan's administration…

Remains of Detroit ‘art’ house is demolished after misleading media reports

Remains of Detroit ‘art’ house is demolished after misleading media reports

The media spun a cold-hearted narrative about a project to move a vacant Detroit house to Europe, but…

Love & Hope: 20 inspiring murals in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Love & Hope: 20 inspiring murals in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Among the blight and poverty in many of Detroit's neighborhoods are colorful reminders of perseverance and pride. …

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