J Dilla: Rebirth of Detroit

Before emerging as one of hip hop’s most influential artists, J Dilla was a regular fixture in Detroit’s mid-1990s underground scene. His posthumous album, Rebirth of Detroit, is released today, with guest spots from local artists Danny Brown and Guilty Simpson. Watch the video for “Dillatroit,” a track on Rebirth of Detroit that features Nick […]

Motor City Muckraker enters its third week

Motor City Muckraker enters its third week

Welcome. You may have noticed we made some substantial changes to Motor City Muckraker. Recent Articles: This is where we will post stories from elsewhere online that we think you may find interesting or informative. If you come across a story that we have missed, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments section below […]

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 […]