How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death, Recent Attacks Haunt Asian Americans

Vincent Chin, a Chinese immigrant, was beaten to death after being pursued by two white Detroit autoworkers in 1982. On the 40th anniversary of his death, many hear frightening echoes.

#asian-americans, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

Michael R. Jackson’s Big Broadway Thriller

With his bravura meta-musical, “A Strange Loop,” the playwright is showing Broadway audiences something they have never seen before.

#a-strange-loop-play, #black-people, #detroit-mich, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jackson-michael, #jackson-michael-r, #theater

Trump’s Focus on 2020 Election Splits Michigan Republicans

The former president is trying to reshape the battleground state in his image. But his false claims about the 2020 election are driving a wedge between loyalists and those who are eager to move on.

#antrim-county-mich, #detroit-mich, #endorsements, #karamo-kristina, #macomb-county-mich, #maddock-meshawn, #meijer-peter, #michigan, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-machines

Anne Parsons, Who Revived the Detroit Symphony, Dies at 64

She shepherded the orchestra through a bitter six-month strike and then worked to ensure that it flourished after what many considered a near-death moment.

#classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #detroit-symphony-orchestra, #parsons-anne-1957-2022, #strikes

In Detroit, a Bet That Healthy Restaurants Can Help the City

For years, a coalition of groups has supported food businesses, seeing them as critical to the city’s continuing recovery. The pandemic has put its accomplishments to the test.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #black-people, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #immigration-and-emigration, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #restaurants

John Szeles, Who Mixed Jokes With Gore as the Amazing Johnathan, Dies at 63

Mr. Szeles, who performed steadily in Las Vegas, smoothly incorporated vaudevillian jokes and bloody magic tricks into his act.

#comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #las-vegas-nev, #magic-and-magicians, #szeles-john-amazing-johnathan

Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared

But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #ontario-canada, #production, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stellantis-nv, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #windsor-ontario

How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #bridges-and-tunnels, #canada, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #ontario-canada, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #unifor, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Trucker Protests in Canada: What You Need to Know

Once narrowly focused on a vaccine mandate for drivers entering Canada from the U.S., the protests have ballooned into a sprawling campaign against various grievances.

#ambassador-bridge, #australia, #automobiles, #bernier-maxine, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #facebook-inc, #gofundme, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #quebec-city-quebec, #shutdowns-institutional, #sky-news, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

Could Detroit Become the Next Fashion City?

In bringing an exhibition of creative talent to New York, the fashion label Deviate wants to show that Detroit has more to offer than a quick hit of novelty for luxury giants.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #detroit-mich, #deviate-fashion-label, #dont-sleep-on-detroit-exhibit, #fashion-and-apparel, #tucker-cassidy-1994, #tucker-kelsey-1996

Inside Eminem’s Restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti

Eminem opened a restaurant in Detroit. We checked it out.

#detroit-mich, #eminem, #pasta

Rosalie Trombley, Who Picked Hits and Made Stars, Dies at 82

As music director for CKLW, a major radio station in the Detroit market, she furthered the careers of Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, the Temptations and many others.

#cklw-am, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #ontario-canada, #pop-and-rock-music, #radio, #trombley-rosalie-1939-2021

Barry Harris, Pianist and Devoted Scholar of Bebop, Dies at 91

For decades, he performed, taught and toured with unflagging devotion. He also helped to lay the foundation for the widespread academic study of jazz.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #harris-barry, #jazz

Schools Are Closing Classrooms on Fridays. Parents Are Furious.

Desperate to keep teachers, some districts have turned to remote teaching for one day a week — and sometimes more. Families have been left scrambling to find child care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #portland-ore, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southfield-mich, #teachers-and-school-employees

For Many Members of the Arab American Diaspora, Mansaf Offers a Taste of Home

The traditional Bedouin dish of bread, rice, lamb and yogurt is a talisman of identity in Jordan — and in various communities in suburban Detroit.

#arab-americans, #bedouins, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dearborn-mich, #detroit-mich, #food, #immigration-and-emigration, #jordan, #restaurants, #rice, #t-winter-travel, #travel-and-vacations, #yemeni-americans

How Car Shortages Are Putting the Economy at Risk

Because so many jobs depend on automaking, the industry’s production problems are causing the pain to ripple.

#china, #detroit-mich, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #shortages, #stellantis-nv, #united-states

New Arts Complex Aims to Build Community in Detroit

Anthony and JJ Curis are turning a church, its rectory and a city block into a cultural center and a legacy park for the artist Charles McGee.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #binion-mcarthur, #churches-buildings, #content-type-personal-profile, #curis-anthony, #curis-jj, #detroit-mich, #museum-of-contemporary-art-detroit, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

How Reparations for Black Americans Are Becoming a Local Issue

While legislation in Washington remains stalled, state and local governments are breathing new life into the reparations movement.

#black-people, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #evanston-ill, #garcetti-eric-m, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

When Police Lie, the Innocent Pay. Some Are Fighting Back.

Video from body cameras, doorbells and cellphones is revealing discrepancies between what police officers report and what actually happened.

#detroit-mich, #floyd-george-d-2020, #lake-wales-fla, #libel-and-slander, #norman-ralph-w-jr-1953, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rock-hill-sc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The Census Said Detroit Kept Shrinking. The Mayor Begs to Differ.

Mayor Mike Duggan, who ran on a promise to reverse generations of population decline, blamed the Census Bureau, not himself, after the head count fell again.

#bankruptcies, #census, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #elections-mayors, #population, #young-coleman-a

For Aretha Franklin, a Grudge Was a Way to Earn R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The Queen of Soul was constantly trying to bend the world to her will. 

#detroit-mich, #franklin-aretha, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #respect-movie

The Dream Cars of the Car Designers

Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #design, #detroit-mich, #ferrari-spa, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors

Kelli Hand, Detroit D.J. and Music Industry Trailblazer, Dies at 56

In 2017, the Detroit City Council honored Ms. Hand as the “first lady of Detroit” for her contributions, which included breaking into a male-dominated techno music scene.

#deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #disc-jockeys, #hand-kelli-k-hand-1965-2021, #music

What $750,000 Buys You in Texas, Georgia and Michigan

An 1870s Victorian in Galveston, a Craftsman bungalow in Atlanta and a stately 1912 brick house in Detroit.

#atlanta-ga, #content-type-service, #detroit-mich, #galveston-tex, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Behind the Lordstown Debacle, the Hand of a Wall Street Dealmaker

A longtime real estate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive decided to take an electric truck company public. Chaos ensued.

#automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #cleveland-ohio, #detroit-mich, #diamondpeak-holdings, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #mckinseyco, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #ohio, #slovenia, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workhorse-group-inc

Detroit Flooding: 50 Drivers Rescued and 350 Vehicles Damaged

Parts of Detroit got up to seven inches of rain. “This isn’t normal here,” an official said.

#detroit-mich, #floods, #michigan, #rain, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #weather

Michigan Republicans Debunk Voter Fraud Claims in Unsparing Report

The report, produced by a G.O.P.-led committee in the State Senate, exposes false claims made about the 2020 election by Trump allies in Michigan and other states.

#detroit-mich, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural

The tile, installed beneath a mural sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and intended to honor police officers, contained imagery that some associate with a rebuke of racial justice.

#detroit-mich, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #murals, #museums, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sterling-heights-mich, #symbols

Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.

State employees who get vaccinated in Maryland are eligible for a $100 payment, while Detroit is giving out $50 prepaid debit cards to those who give someone a ride to a vaccine site.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #hogan-lawrence-j, #justice-james-c-ii, #los-angeles-calif, #maryland, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia

A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

#air-conditioning, #atlanta-ga, #detroit-mich, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-sciencetechnology-journal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heatstroke, #phoenix-ariz, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #research, #stone-brian, #urban-areas

The Growers, Bakers and Beekeepers Embracing the Terroir of American Cities

Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bees, #black-people, #bread, #cleveland-ohio, #detroit-mich, #grapes, #manhattan-nyc, #wines

What $550,000 Buys You in Michigan, Georgia and Utah

A 1916 house in Detroit, a two-bedroom condominium a former mill in Atlanta and a brick bungalow in Salt Lake City.

#atlanta-ga, #detroit-mich, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #salt-lake-city-utah

$550,000 Homes in Michigan, Georgia and Utah

A 1916 house in Detroit, a two-bedroom condominium a former mill in Atlanta and a brick bungalow in Salt Lake City.

#atlanta-ga, #detroit-mich, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #salt-lake-city-utah

To Reach His Dream, This Teen Will Have to Touch the Sky

Brian Rice is a fearless 16-year-old who dreams of becoming the first African-American snowboarder to compete in the Olympics.

#black-people, #detroit-mich, #national-brotherhood-of-skiers, #olympic-games, #rice-brian-2004, #snowboarding

Lawsuit Challenging N.Y.C. School Segregation Targets Gifted Programs

The sweeping complaint accuses New York City of maintaining a segregated school system and seeks to establish the right to an anti-racist education.

#admissions-standards, #crump-benjamin-l, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #equal-educational-opportunities, #porter-meisha-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sidley-austin

Nearly 20 Million Americans Have a Felony Record. What Happens After They’ve Served Their Time?

In “Halfway Home,” Reuben Jonathan Miller draws on years of research and personal experience to write about how we understand incarceration and its afterlife.

#books-and-literature, #chicago-ill, #detroit-mich, #ex-convicts, #halfway-home-race-punishment-and-the-afterlife-of-mass-incarceration-book, #miller-reuben-jonathan, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

Missing in School Reopening Plans: Black Families’ Trust

Deep-seated mistrust among Black families toward their public school districts is holding back school reopening, even as Black children suffer inordinately from remote learning.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity

Trump’s Fraud Claims Died in Court, But the Myth of Stolen Elections Lives On

For years, Republicans have used the specter of cheating as a reason to impose barriers to ballot access. A definitive debunking of claims of wrongdoing in 2020 has not changed that message.

#arizona, #detroit-mich, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #georgia, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-machines

How Police Gained the Upper Hand Over Cities

In the chaos of 1960s Detroit, a fledgling police union laid the groundwork for a system that, to this day, constrains discipline for officers accused of misconduct.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #organized-labor, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore

Benny Napoleon, Michigan Sheriff and Ex-Detroit Police Chief, Dies at 65

Sheriff Napoleon served for more than a decade in the Michigan county that includes Detroit, and ran unsuccessfully for the city’s mayor.

#benny-napoleon, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #michigan, #police

Naomi Long Madgett, Champion of Black Poets, Is Dead at 97

The longtime poet laureate of Detroit, she was as well known for publishing the work of others as she was for her own verse.

#black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #hughes-langston, #madgett-naomi-long-1923-2020, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #you-are-my-joy-and-pain-book

What We Know About a Suddenly Important Michigan Elections Board

Its work is usually routine, but thanks to a push by President Trump and other Republicans to overturn the election results, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers is now under a microscope.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county-mich

Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans

As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Why It Wasn’t Normal When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

#benson-jocelyn, #detroit-mich, #electoral-college, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wayne-county-mich

Michigan Republicans Backtrack After Refusing to Certify Election Results

G.O.P. members of the elections board in Wayne County, which includes Detroit and is heavily Democratic, reversed their decision to hold up approval of Joe Biden’s victory after an outcry.

#benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #elections, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #wayne-county

The Cities Accused in Fraud Conspiracies Didn’t Cost Trump the Election

Yet Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit have become the targets of G.O.P. allegations of voting shenanigans.

#detroit-mich, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

#absentee-voting, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #stone-roger-j-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin