Million Man March coming to the Motor City?

Million Man March coming to the Motor City?

By Steve Neavling The annual Million Man March may land in the Motor City. Civil-rights leaders officially made their case Monday as it vies to beat out other cities to host the next march, which could draw hundreds of thousands of people to Detroit. Detroit City Council enthusiastically backed the effort today. Originally held in […]

Fireworks curfew smacks of discrimination

Fireworks curfew smacks of discrimination

By Steve Neavling Detroit City Council thought it had effectively banned unsupervised children today from the annual 2012 Detroit Target Fireworks. But a city attorney quickly ended the curfew ordinance, calling it “an extreme restriction on rights” that would therefore need approval from two-thirds of the council. The nine-member board could only mustered five votes. […]

Council Decides Apple Orchard Fight More Urgent than Solving Budget Crisis

Council Decides Apple Orchard Fight More Urgent than Solving Budget Crisis

By Steve Neavling Leave it to Detroit City Council to turn a peaceful apple orchard into a heated, divisive issue. Forget the city’s other problems, like chronic poverty, high illiteracy rates, tens of thousands of vacant homes and a budget shortfall that could land Detroit in bankruptcy court. When council members learned Tuesday that volunteers […]

Open Letter to Council President Pugh

Dear Detroit Council President Charles Pugh, When your constituents feel under siege by the state takeover and the rapid loss of services, it’s time to stop locking the door on Detroiters. As president of the Detroit City Council, you were elected to hear from your constituents, no matter how much you dislike their message. Once […]

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