When President Obama became the first black president, Detroit commemorated the historic election with murals, gas stations, stores and even an ice-cream truck.
Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.
More than three inches of rain fell on Detroit today, causing severe flooding that left dozens of motorists stranded on side streets and freeways.
Among the blight and poverty in many of Detroit’s neighborhoods are colorful reminders of perseverance and pride.
A large claw poked through the stage of the once-celebrated theater on Detroit’s east side today.