Detroit

You Can Help Detroit Residents Turn on Their Water

by
A crowdfunding campaign is currently underway to help Detroit residents who are behind on their bill payments and face having their water shut off.  Turn on Detroit’s Water was created by Tiffani Ashley Bell and Kristy Tillman as an effort to help more than 80,000 of the city’s residents who are overdue on...

Good News: Detroit Father Transforms His Block Into A Play Area For Kids & Adults

by
Now this man deserves a “Father of the Decade” award! Dan Davis has transformed his block on Washburn in Detroit into a play area for both kids and adults.  From the homemade movie screen, a bonfire pit, to the swing set and bbq grill, Davis...

Water Shutoffs Suspended In Detroit For 15 Days

by
Yesterday began th Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s suspension of their controversial shutoffs for 15 days in order to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills. “In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow...

Black Businesses Help Refuel Motor City, But Are Hardly Mentioned in Recent Detroit Success Stories

by
The news coming out of Detroit lately hasn’t been all that great: widespread poverty, reproductive health gaps, water shut-offs, and now the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing. But what about city improvements and small business that are helping to rebuild and revitalize the city?...

This Reporter Said Some Detroiters Would Rather Spend Money On Cable Instead of a Water Bill

by
A Detroit activist and a TV reporter got into a shouting match on MSNBC last week when they discussed how thousands of Detroit residents have been left without water. In March, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced plans to stop water service for customers...