1. At 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon—a time which was already 30 minutes past the very optimistic target ending time on the agenda for Aretha Franklin’s homegoing—my wife and I left the house during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speech to buy a mattress for a bed delivered to us the day before.
They gon’ lay Aretha Franklin’s burdens down in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31. And it’s going to happen in tremendous fashion. Her body has already seen outfit changes fit for a woman whose fashion stylings were as much a part of her charm as her take-no-prisoners attitude about the industry.
Tuesday morning marks the first day the public can pay tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Michigan. Starting today at 9 a.m. and running through Wednesday at 9 p.m., Franklin’s body will lie in honor at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in a gold casket.
When mourners arrive at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday, August 31 to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, they will be greeted with a sea of pink—pink Cadillacs, that is.
You know our collective hearts stopped on Monday when reports started circulating that the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill and apparently in hospice care.
An unnamed Detroit police officer who was captured on video viciously pummeling a naked black woman in a hospital has been suspended without pay.
Detroit police are looking for the man who shot a transgender woman at a Mobil gas station on Monday night. According to surveillance footage, an argument that started in the gas station parking lot spilled over inside the station, where it escalated when the man drew a gun on the woman.
Next month, a Detroit street on which people will be easing on down will be renamed after the King of Pop. On Thursday, the Detroit City Council announced that Randolph Street between Gratiot Avenue and Madison Street in Detroit’s Theater District will be renamed Michael Jackson Avenue to honor the late superstar.
Ever since T.I. rapped “you had a bad idea and you makin’ it worse” on his and Kanye’s “Ye vs. the People,” I’ve found ways to apply that statement to so many facets of life. It was so apt and simple and profound that it really encapsulates everything going on in the world of Kanye West right now.
I recently went out to Los Angeles on a company-paid trip to host an event called Urban by Nature. From Washington, D.C., that trip is about five hours. For this reason, I typically scramble to get a window or aisle seat, praying to never get stuck on a five-hour middle-seat journey into uncomfortableness.
One of Detroit’s foremost environmental activists, a black woman who fought against Southwest Detroit’s Marathon Oil Refinery and the Detroit Renewable Power trash incinerator, developed educational outreach for local mothers and schoolchildren on nutrition and environmental issues, and represented Detroit at the…
A Detroit mother is demanding answers after she says her two daughters told her that a student at their elementary school set her 7-year-old’s hair on fire before blowing it out.
Ian Conyers—the 29-year-old great-nephew of former Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)—officially launched his campaign Friday for the U.S. House of Representatives to win his great-uncle’s 13th District seat, after the legendary politician was forced to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.
Dionna Neely and her son, Daeyr, became homeless when she lost her job. After staying in shelters for quite some time, they finally moved into a new house. But with very little items to their name, their house remained unfurnished until Detroit-based nonprofit Humble Design helped turn their empty house into a…
A metro Detroit Dollar Store removed some
ugly ass figurines from its shelves after the images depicted sparked controversy among customers who complained about the racial undertones.
Rep. John Conyers, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years, said this week that he was not going to resign his seat over accusations of sexually harassing female staffers.
On Oct. 23, 12 Oakland County, Mich., communities spent roughly nine days without water after a major water main break. Almost 305,000 people were affected by the break.
Updated Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 10:55 p.m. EDT: The little girl who was seen being dragged out of a Burlington Coat Factory store in Michigan was actually with her father, and was acting out because she didn’t get her way inside the store, authorities say.
As the city of Detroit looks to make a comeback, its resurgence and economic development continue to get national attention, but there is a large group of people who get left out of the narrative when we hear stories about the city bouncing back: women of color.