James David Dickson

Why I refuse to say nice things about Detroit

Tell ’em I’ll remove the curses If you tell me our schools gon’ be perfect Jay Z, Say Hello Detroit has the world’s attention right now. It is a self-proclaimed comeback city, an American turnaround story. More importantly than the national and international interest, the suburbs have shown a level of investment in the city … Continue Reading →

Who has a right to history? In downtown Detroit, a tale of 5 statues

1. The Christopher Columbus Bust. Unless you have business in downtown Detroit that takes you to the edge of the Detroit River, and requires getting out of your car, you may not have noticed the bust just off the corner of Randolph and East Jefferson. Even if you did notice it, unless you went right … Continue Reading →