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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In Torrent of Falsehoods, Trump Claims Election Is Being Stolen

Most television networks cut away from the statement President Trump gave Thursday night from the White House briefing room on the grounds that what he was saying was not true.

#arizona, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #georgia, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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When Will We Know Who Won? A Guide to Day Two.

It was a long night. Here’s your guide to Day 2.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed

A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.

#detroit-mich, #midwestern-states-us, #milwaukee-wis, #minneapolis-minn, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Think Outside the Opera House, and Inside the Parking Garage

In Detroit, “Twilight: Gods” joins other recent performances that offer a path forward for the arts amid the pandemic.

#detroit-mich, #goerke-christine, #michigan-opera-theater, #music-marsha, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robinson-morris-d-1969, #sharon-yuval-1979, #twilight-gods-opera

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Democrats Mount an All-Out Effort to Get Detroit to Vote

Urgently trying to avoid a repeat of 2016, when Donald Trump won Michigan by a razor-thin margin, Democrats have been focusing on driving up turnout in a city where tens of thousands didn’t vote the last time.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #detroit-mich, #harris-kamala-d, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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An Operatic Innovator Takes On Detroit

Yuval Sharon, who has created works in cars, a park and a train station, will now lead Michigan Opera Theater.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #detroit-mich, #industry-the-opera-company, #michigan-opera-theater, #opera, #sharon-yuval-1979, #twilight-gods-opera

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‘That Kept Us Going’: Small Businesses Stay Alive With Local Help

Cities big and small know they can’t rely on federal stimulus to support their entrepreneurs, so they are finding innovative ways to keep them afloat.

#akron-ohio, #buyers-giovy, #charlotte-nc, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #dean-charity, #detroit-mich, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #lewis-pam, #marshall-nya, #metropolitan-policy-program-brookings-institution, #new-economy-initiative, #parilla-joseph, #philanthropy, #small-business, #united-states-economy

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Has the Detroit Institute of Arts Lost Touch With Its Home Town?

Critics say the museum is not doing enough to relate to the predominantly Black city in which it’s located or to the people of color on its staff.

#art, #black-people, #detroit-mich, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #salort-pons-salvador

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Detroit Firefighter Sivad Johnson Dies Trying to Save Girls From Drowning

Sgt. Sivad Johnson, 49, a 26-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department, dived in to rescue the girls, who were later safely brought ashore.

#belle-isle-detroit, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #drownings, #fire-department-detroit-mich, #fires-and-firefighters, #sivad-johnson

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Rashida Tlaib Beat Her Primary Opponent by 900 Votes in 2018. How Will the Rematch Go?

The Michigan Democrat is facing a rematch against a challenger who says she hasn’t done enough for her district in Detroit.

#democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jones-brenda-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tlaib-rashida

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The Wild Story of Creem, Once ‘America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine’

A new documentary traces the rise and fall of the irreverent, boundary-smashing music publication where Lester Bangs did some of his most famous work.

#bangs-lester, #crawford-scott-1972, #creem-magazine, #creem-americas-only-rocknroll-magazine-movie, #detroit-mich, #documentary-films-and-programs, #magazines, #pop-and-rock-music, #writing-and-writers

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Felony Charges for Detroit Officer Accused of Shooting 3 Journalists With Rubber Pellets

“They were a threat to no one,” the Wayne County prosecutor said. “There are simply no explicable reasons why the alleged actions of this officer were taken.”

#bb-and-airsoft-guns, #black-lives-matter-movement, #craig-james, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #news-and-news-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #worthy-kym-l

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Race Takes Center Stage as Rashida Tlaib Faces Primary Challenge

Some of Detroit’s most prominent Black leaders are backing a challenger to Ms. Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who has gained celebrity status since winning her seat in 2018.

#conyers-john-jr, #detroit-mich, #elections-house-of-representatives, #highland-park-mich, #house-of-representatives, #jones-brenda, #race-and-ethnicity, #tlaib-rashida, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Black Behind the Wheel

On a road trip to Detroit, reflections on the car as a symbol of aspiration and adventure. But if you’re Black in America, that lovely machine isn’t always a refuge.

#automobiles, #black-lives-matter-movement, #detroit-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #missouri, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity

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Life Without Parole for Detroit Man Who Killed 2 Gay Men and a Transgender Woman

The victims were part of what the Human Rights Campaign has called an “epidemic of violence” against L.G.B.T.Q. people in the United States.

#blancher-timothy-d-2019, #cameron-paris-d-2019, #davis-alunte-d-2019, #detroit-mich, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robinson-devon-may-25-2019-murder, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #worthy-kym-l

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‘Power to the People’: Detroit Students Preserve This Moment in Paint

A mural on the city’s main thoroughfare that honors the spirit of the protests was the result of a contest in which students chose their favorite rendering, and helped paint it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #flint-mich, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murals

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The Scandal of the Predatory City

Local governments should not shore up their budgets by preying on the very people Covid-19 hit the hardest.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #ferguson-mo, #local-government, #new-orleans-la, #property-taxes, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #urban-areas

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Where Coronavirus Help on Facebook Is ‘Inherently Political’

Three young organizers in the Detroit area started a group for people to offer face masks, emergency cash or help navigating unemployment. They see it as part of a larger vision.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #macomb-county-mich, #michigan, #philanthropy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Detroit Police Arrest Man in Connection With Nursing Home Assault

Both the 20-year-old man who was arrested and the 75-year-old victim were patients of the facility, the police said.

#assaults, #detroit-mich, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #social-media

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In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk

Nationwide, poor communities are exposed to much more air pollution than wealthier ones. Scientists are racing to understand what role this may play in Covid-19.

#air-pollution, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #environment, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #houston-tex, #income-inequality, #marathon-petroleum-corporation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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‘Credible Threats’ to Kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Lead to Charges, Police Say

Robert S. Tesh made “credible threats” via social media messages to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, the authorities said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #detroit-mich, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #michigan, #nessel-dana, #robert-tesh, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #whitmer-gretchen

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As Restaurants Remain Shuttered, American Cities Fear the Future

Restaurants have become the economic lifeblood for many cities. The coronavirus threatens to take away more than just delicious food.

#asheville-nc, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #local-food, #providence-ri, #restaurants, #small-business, #st-louis-mo, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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A Crime Novelist on the Oakland County Child Killer Case

The still-unsolved Oakland County Child Killer case lodged in the author Megan Abbott’s psyche, even if she didn’t know it at the time.

#children-and-childhood, #detroit-mich, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes

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The Coronavirus Could Change Amazon, and Silicon Valley

Amazon may be bigger than ever, but change is coming for the tech giants, too.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #great-depression-1930s, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recession-and-depression

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Call Them the Wildcat Strikes of the Coronavirus Era

The protests at Amazon and elsewhere over working conditions and low pay have been small, but they aren’t inconsequential.

#amalgamated-transit-union, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #detroit-mich, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #staten-island-nyc, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Bankruptcy Didn’t Help Detroit Fight the Coronavirus

Cities should avoid bankruptcy. It hasn’t helped Detroit.

#bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #dayton-ohio, #detroit-mich, #federal-taxes-us, #local-government, #mcconnell-mitch, #medicaid, #property-taxes, #san-jose-calif, #stockton-calif, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries, #warren-elizabeth

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Remembering Mike Huckaby, a Towering Figure in Detroit House Music

The widely beloved D.J., producer and booster championed the sounds of his hometown and served as a trusted tastemaker, in Michigan and around the globe.

#detroit-mich, #disc-jockeys, #mike-huckaby, #music

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Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy, Court Rules

A major ruling in a lawsuit involving the Detroit public schools comes at a time when school shutdowns are expected to affect poor children most adversely.

#detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #illiteracy, #michigan, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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