After black people got their independance, they started to migrate from the Southern states to the Northern states of America for a brighter future.
But in fact, black folks had to face much more difficulties than they expected when in the North of America.
When they settled down in Detroit, for instance, they had to face poverty, […]
From Detroit Synergy, in partnership with the Detroit Historical Museum:
“Detroit: The Reel Story” showcases over a century of moviegoing in Detroit and the suburbs, from nickelodeons to downtown movie palaces to today’s multiplexes. The exhibit also explores some of the “extras” such as uniforms, handpainted advertising and! many other theater artifacts that made the moviegoing […]
Proposed rail service sale worries BC, other cities
Mayors and managers from cities stretching between Portage and Ann Arbor plan to meet Tuesday morning in Battle Creek to discuss the future of passenger rail service in Michigan.
Some are concerned that Amtrak service connecting Chicago and Detroit and servicing Battle Creek may end if the current Class […]
Hip-hop group, liquor company lend support to AIDS cause
They hail from the Conant Gardens neighborhood on the East Side, and their hearts remain in their city as they travel the globe. And Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village came home last week, teaming up with Remy Martin to donate $7,500 to AIDS Partnership Michigan.
The donation, which […]
Woman gets 5-15 years in prison for sex with 14-year-old boy
A Melvindale mother who had sex with her son’s underage friend was sentenced Thursday to 5-15 years in prison for the illicit affair.
Michelle Perruzzi, 34, had hoped to avoid a prison term altogether for the two convictions for third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Police said Perruzzi repeatedly […]
Metro Detroit Companies Named ‘Best & Brightest Companies to Work …
[via PR Newswire (press release)]
Looking for Exceptional Women of Color to Represent to the World
The term “Black Community” encompasses a global group larger than just African Americans. Blacks are a diverse group of individuals who come from a multitude of cultural backgrounds, heritages, and countries. […]
Growing in Detroit
On August 1st, Detroiters took part in the 10th annual Urban Garden Tour, sponsored by the Detroit Agricultural Network (DAN).
This year’s tour provided a close-up view of the emerging fresh, organic food system in Detroit, which is providing hope and nutrition to many. From hearty greens at the Earth Works farm on […]
Crain Communications Acquires Emap Communications Ltd.’s Polymer …
Crain Communications Inc, and its weekly news publication Plastics News (PN), have greatly expanded their footprint in the global plastics industry by acquiring the Croydon, England-based polymer publications and events of publicly held Emap Communications Ltd. in London.
Completed July 27, the acquisition includes two publications - Plastics […]
NPR’s Talk of the Nation to broadcast live from Detroit July 26
WDET will host a live Talk of the Nation broadcast on July 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The show will focus on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 riots as well as the current state of the automotive […]
It was July 23, 1967 when black-and-white history took place in Detroit. Whether it was a race riot or a rebellion, whether some violence was expected if not justified, we are still living with the aftermath. Here’s what some people have to say:
Yes, the 1967 riot still matters today
[via Detroit Free Press]
Detroit riot […]