Duggan has the most experience in problem solving. But he has to overcome the outsider label.
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Is the appointment of an EM the end of a generation of Detroit fighers like Young, Kenyatta, and Watson?
Snyder calls him an emergency manager. An EM. The people of Detroit call it the TOM (take over man) and want him gone.
Without the charismatic leadership of Coleman A. Young or the strong integrity of Dennis Archer, the city has gone down the hill of sorrow.
Ed McNamara was a great mentor who was also colorblind.
There is a truth that can’t be denied: Racism is not something that can be eliminated by laws.
Running the City of Detroit is not an appointed position. The job is not given by a board after search committee reports and interviews. There are no record and achievement presentations that qualify a person to be CEO of Detroit. The person that wants the job must simply jump into the race by meeting the … Continue Reading →
The people of Michigan are losing in every way. Nothing is getting better for the state. There is no tunnel, so how can there be a light at the end of the tunnel? The state loses people and jobs daily. The education of the young and poor is just not happening. The state dropped three … Continue Reading →
The people of Detroit are looking for something, anything, that will end the get-out-of-Detroit movement. Their children, grandchildren and neighbors are all packing and backing out of driveways daily. Pastors are looking for land to build in the outlying areas near the city, something across Eight Mile or near the airport area, just out of … Continue Reading →
There is a lot of talk about who will be the mayor of Detroit in 2014. But who wants a city that has been on the decline for the last four decades, has lost residents every year for the last 40 years, is on the way to bankruptcy, has schools that are day-care centers more … Continue Reading →