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On Thursday, long-serving U.S. Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat formerly of the Detroit City Council, announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. The Detroit News dug into the vault for some pictures of Levin in his earlier days. Enjoy. Carl Levin and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin From left: Gov. Jim Blanchard, … Continue Reading →
Without the charismatic leadership of Coleman A. Young or the strong integrity of Dennis Archer, the city has gone down the hill of sorrow.
Emily Doerr’s mugging near her Woodbridge home and Karen Dumas’ response to it has inspired the best conversation on public safety in Detroit that I’ve seen in quite a time. But the conversation has grown weedy and it’s important we refocus. If this is a chance to seriously talk about crime in Detroit, let’s not … Continue Reading →
Coleman A. Young served as mayor of the city of Detroit, Mich., longer than any person in the city’s history. He came to office facing the problem of a dwindling tax base as the city lost population. Detroit’s new mayor noted it was by “economics and race or race and economics” that today the streets … Continue Reading →
There is something going on in Detroit that the media is not getting to the front pages. That is what is missing with the old print media, the sensational headline. You can lay your iPad down and someone sees a headline and blows up about it. But if the print media had a headline about … Continue Reading →