Detroit

“It’s Ok To Cry” Inspirational Speech To Martial Arts Student Goes Viral

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The Cave of Adullam Transformational Academy, a faith-based Detroit group that teaches boys and young men the art of Mūsar Rū—which uses meditation and martial arts to help students learn discipline, recently posted a video of one student’s initiation test, during which the 9-year-old boy...

Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh Arrested On Molestation Charges

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Charles Pugh, former Detroit City Council president and media personality, was arrested in New York City on child molestation charges that date back to 13-years-old. Pugh was charged on six counts — three for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, three for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutor Kym...

Yes She Can: Detroit Girls Chess Team Place 1st in National Chess Championship

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A team of young black girls won the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship on April 24. The students on the team were from University Prep Science & Math Elementary and Middle Schools in Michigan competed: Jaidyn Hamilton and twin sister Jada; Lauren Bradford; Sa’Nya Burton;...

These Photos Of Detroit’s Deplorable School Conditions Will Shock You

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Detroit’s students are trying to learn while breathing in black mold and they wearing their coats during the day to stay warm. That isn’t the worst of it though. Nancy Muerhoff, a kindergarten teacher at Carleton Elementary in Detroit, said water from toilets above her...

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up and Raise Money to Get Rape Kits Tested

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Currently there are 11,341 victims whose forgotten rape kits are collecting dust in Detroit. But a group of businesswomen hope to change that. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy knows first hand how hard it’s been making rape kit testing a priority. Worthy told The New York Times...

Detroit, Gentrification & Black Business Owners Left in the Dust

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Detroit has always been one of my favorite cities. When you look past the bad, there’s a history and eclecticness that its long-time residents and business owners are clinging to. Many of those business owners, who are black, are now fighting to keep their businesses alive...