In just one day last weekend, two men were brutally beaten, an explorer was attacked and his car stolen and a photographer was robbed by a gunman. Thieves have smashed so many car windows that the streets and parking lots bordering the 105-year-old plant are covered in blue-green bits of glass.
Chad Brown is a bit off. He sports a flattop, prefers video games over showers and is crazily versed in Russian literature. “I’m always the odd person in the room,” Brown, 34, said. “But today, I can get my funk on. We bassists are weird birds.” Brown joined about 100 other bass players Saturday on […]
More than 50 vacant schools are scattered across the city, often left to rot because the cash-strapped district must decide between demolishing the eyesores and educating children.
Few photographers capture life in Detroit quite like Brian Day. His exquisite attention to the interaction between light and dark plays out in dramatic, absorbing images of cityscapes, Detroiters and their neighborhoods. The images are sincere, poignant and moving. Now some of his most striking images are on display at CNN. They depict heart-wrenching moments in […]
Until a fire ravaged the sprawling Paul Robeson Academy in Detroit last year, the African-centric school was a rare symbol of hope in a district sapped of money, resources and students. Even the school’s sprawling, neo-Gothic building on the west side stood as a symbol of strength and academia against the backdrop of blight and […]
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee was facing the biggest crisis in his career. Earlier in the day a year ago this week, the Detroit Free Press had revealed the city’s crime lab was open to trespassers. Thousands of rounds of live ammunition, sealed evidence kits and case files – some containing Social Security numbers of […]