On this day 80 years ago, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt kicked off the building of the Brewster Homes, America’s first federally funded public housing project for blacks.
It’s an odd position for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan: He may not get his way.
Preservationists and others are hoping the city of Detroit will protect the unique building with a historic designation.
These days, few people remember the bloody battles that the UAW fought to receive recognition.
The twin rails have been buried beneath the road for decades after the streetcar system ended service in 1956 to make way for buses.
On this day 47 years ago, Detroit police raided a blind pig, precipitating a riot that spread across the city and killed 43 people, mostly black.
Beginning next week, Second Avenue in the Cass Corridor and Midtown will become a two-way street, a sign of the incredible decline of the street since the 1930s.
The newly published, “A Detroit Anthology,” is a refreshingly well-packed collection of compelling essays, stories, poems and photographs of the city and its resilient, diverse residents.
The elegance and luxury of the once-famed block in Detroit have long been replaced with a McDonald’s and vacant lot with broken liquor bottles and empty bags of snacks.
Detroiturbex.com takes you on a journey of Detroit’s good times and bad times.