The ice cream truck doesn’t stop here anymore

The ice cream truck doesn’t stop here anymore

When I hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, a single image pops into my head – a couple of 3-year-old kids, a tow-headed girl and a dark-skinned boy, sharing a red popsicle on a concrete porch on the east side of Detroit. Moments earlier, the ice cream truck had pulled […]

Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

By Steve Neavling Editor and reporter Detroit Police never had a protocol for vacating a building when officers left to rot thousands of rounds of live ammunition, case files, murder photos and chemicals in at a vacant crime lab more than a year ago, Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. told MotorCityMuckraker.com. Godbee said he’s responded […]

What we lack in money, we make up in passion

What we lack in money, we make up in passion

By Rev. Charles Williams II As Republican legislators seek to kill collective bargaining and lay off our teachers, firefighters, police and public service workers, we have to get up, get into it and get involved. Think Occupy Wall Street and the Wisconsin demonstrations and mobilizations. It is a well-known fact that folks, who hung out […]

Open Letter to Council President Pugh

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 […]

Week of June 4, 2012

Week of June 4, 2012

Thank you everyone for your support throughout our inception. A migraine rudely took me out of commission for the past few days but I am back and excited to bring you new columnists, daily doses of Detroit-related news, exclusive investigations as well as photos and videos of all sides of the city in the weeks to […]

Detroit political stage to turn ugly; Kim Worthy to the rescue?

Detroit political stage to turn ugly; Kim Worthy to the rescue?

Greg Murray, Editorial columnist Around this time several years ago, a group of so-called captains of industry (see former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick separation fund managers) gathered at an annual organizational meeting – or what some would call a strategy meeting – to determine who would run Detroit. Their champion then was a “transitional” figure with a […]

Fundraiser to support the Belle Isle Aquarium is lively, uplifting

Fundraiser to support the Belle Isle Aquarium is lively, uplifting

The great desire to breathe life into the country’s oldest-operating aquarium was on full display at the well-attended Race to Reopen the Belle Isle Aquarium Fundraiser Gala over the weekend. From the gentle melodies of a strolling violinist to flaming balls of fire, the everyday appearance of the Aquarium and Conservatory was transformed. Tents burst […]