During our one-hour drive, we saw scrappers, suspected drug dealers, a loose pit bull, gang-related graffiti, wide-open abandoned homes, dilapidated businesses and yards covered in trash.
Detroit emergency manager “is the governor’s anointed turnaround man, and bankruptcy is not a turnaround plan,” Napoleon said.
These neighborhoods could be any in Detroit – neglected and cluttered with abandoned homes.
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 […]