Duggan, who has yet to develop a plan to combat poverty, won’t square off with Coleman Young II, and the mayor has found a way to blame his opponent.
Few journalists are willing to tackle the complex issues of race, poverty and community in Detroit like Bankole Thompson.
Instead of becoming the next trendy spot for new Detroiters, the apartments will be rented to low-income workers because of strong efforts to combat gentrification.
Barney Johnson didn’t think he’d have a warm meal on Thanksgiving.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr defended the shutoffs and urged protesters to end the “hysteria.”
WDIV reporter Hank Winchester’s suggestion on MSNBC that some Detroiters are delinquent on their water bills because they’d “rather spend money on cable” has drawn some angry responses.
Among those arrested were pastors and seniors, who were placed in the backs of police cars and hauled off.
Often lost in the discussion about Detroit’s bankruptcy is the scope of the city’s troubles following six spiraling decades of job losses and residential flight.
Maureen Taylor pulled no punches, saying the WDIV reporter “doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”
When we launched Motor City Muckraker in the summer of 2012, we wanted to explore Detroit in ways that the local media hadn’t.