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By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Published: October 25, 2012
DETROIT — Tired of battling legislative efforts to roll back union rights in state after state, organized labor is trying a new strategy: going on the offense. The first target is Michigan, the cradle of the United Auto Workers and a bastion of union power.
Michigan’s unions are asking voters to [...]
Revolutionary ART Presents: Say it Loud!: Supporting Black & Brown Artists in Michigan
Doors at 6:00pm, 18+, $3 suggested donation
All proceeds will go to Heartside Art Gallery http://www.facebook.com/HeartsideGalleryAndStudio
Networking & Dialogue begins at 6:00pm Ends at 8:00pm
Hosted by Rev ART Founders: Johannah Jelks & Georgia Taylor
Music will Be Provided By- Michigan Black Expo URBRadio
Rev art Break out [...]
Emberly Vick, otherwise known as Emberly “The Writer,” admits that she passively ignored relentless urges to write for years. Still, whether explaining a concept or conceptualizing herself, she was clearly ordained to write at an early age.
Excelling in state writing tests in elementary, “TheWriter” never considered writing, not even as a hobby, until college. After [...]
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Western Michigan has a new top federal prosecutor.
Patrick Miles Jr. took the oath of office today at the federal courthouse in Grand Rapids. He’s a 44-year-old Grand Rapids lawyer who was nominated by President Barack Obama and recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
By Matt Helms and Kathleen Gray
Detroit Free Press Staff Writers
After weeks of meetings, rallies and court battles, the Detroit City Council voted Wednesday to approve a consent agreement with the State of Michigan, warding off, at least in the short term, the threat of the state appointing an emergency manager who could strip city [...]
Matt Vande Bunte | firstname.lastname@example.org 02/01/2012 6:45 AM
GRAND RAPIDS – After-school programs are in line for a checkup with a $765,000 grant that will focus on gathering reliable data and improving program quality.”
Grand Rapids is one of nine cities nationwide that will share $7.8 million from The Wallace Foundation in New York. Details on how [...]
By: The Huff Post Detroit
It’s been 175 years since 1837, when Michigan and Ohio signed a truce after a brief skirmish over the hotly contested property of the Toledo Strip.
Ohio might have gotten the fair city of Toledo, but in exchange Michigan got the riches of the Upper Peninsula — a much better deal, we [...]
We want all tbb readers to be aware of the NYT magazine story on Benton Harbor. Benton Harbor has been subjected to anti-democratic forces in the name of greed and historical racial animus. Black Detroit this could be your future. There has not been a social history of Benton Harbor as of yet. That is [...]
By Aaron Foley | MLive.com
Published: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 11:51 AM Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 12:05 PM
Considering the weather we’ve had lately, there’s a chance there could be rain during Monday’s parade for Cass Technical High School’s football team.
If only that were the only rain the team had to worry [...]
By:Jennie L Phillips
Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:06 PM Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:30 PM
African-Americans continue to be much harder hit than whites by the economic downturn and resulting unemployment.
A story in today’s New York Times points out that In October, the black unemployment rate was 15.1 percent, compared with [...]