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A quick guide to the 1967 Detroit Riot

By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine DATES Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 BY THE NUMBERS Deaths: 43 (10 whites and 33 African Americans, most at the...

1967 and the Arab-American Community

https://soundcloud.com/wdet/detroits-arab-americans-detroit-today By WDET Programming Staff As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative project “The Intersection,” WDET’s Sandra Svoboda hosted a conversation on Detroit Today about how...

Political power, but prosperity remains elusive

America still struggles with race, but those struggles are changing. As the white majority has been shrinking, tensions have been rising. You can see...

The Kerner Commission, and why its recommendations were ignored

News media around the world are talking about Detroit’s resurgence. Politicians in the city and the state, such as Governor Rick Snyder, hype its revitalization. “New...

A New Politics of Diversity in Detroit?

On Saturday, July 22, 1967, Detroit found itself in the middle of an oppressive heat wave. In popular culture, Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” topped the...

In an African-American city, black clout wanes

DETROIT – Stately, stout Charles Williams II takes the microphone in an old church auditorium on Detroit’s west side and convenes the Saturday rally...

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An ‘Impractical’ Practical Holiday

The holiday that celebrates the culmination of work in the fields is itself quite labor intensive. “You know, I heard Sukkot is an agricultural holiday....

JCC Health Club to Permanently Close

The community center can no longer afford to operate its fitness facilities, its CEO said. The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit in West Bloomfield...