Tag: detroit

Analyst: Outsourcing American Jobs Responsible for GM Layoffs, Not Tariffs

The multinational corporate business model of outsourcing and offshoring Americans’ jobs overseas to cheap labor foreign countries is responsible for General Motors’ (GM) recently announced mass layoffs of American workers, a trade analyst says. Coalition for a Prosperous America Research Director Jeff Ferry details in new analysis that the recent announcement by GM to lay off […]

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10 startups outside of Silicon Valley to watch in 2019

Silicon Valley remains the undisputed leader of the U.S. startup scene. But 2018 also left some investors green with envy at the exits taking place in other parts of the country — with Cisco acquiring Michigan’s Duo Security for $2.35 billion, and SAP acquiring Qualtrics for $8 billion. This year […]

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Jury Clears Man Who Blasted ‘F*ck Tha Police’ at Cop Who Pulled Over Black Driver

Image: Atlantic Records A Michigan jury took nine minutes to clear the greatest white ally ever, who went to trial after an officer took umbrage with him blasting “Fuck tha Police” in the presence of cops. According to M Live, James Webb, who is white, stopped at a Pontiac, Mich., […]

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5 startup trends that shaped the Midwest in 2018

2018 is quickly drawing to its close, but the Midwest’s venture capital activity is still buzzing. Just this week, celebrity shoutout marketplace startup Cameo announced that it closed a $12.5 million round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Cameo’s round is one of several marketplace startups to gain strength […]

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Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City Roller Rink”

Coming right on the heels of their turn at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (covered), as well as two current & concurrent shows at The Hole & Arsham/Fieg Gallery, FriendsWithYou have just announced the opening of their Rainbow City Roller Rink in Detroit. The immersive installation opening tomorrow (November 30th) from the busy duo is the 5th iteration of Rainbow City following […]

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Conservatives Slam Judge for Blocking Genital Mutilation Charges

A federal judge is facing a public outcry after he threw out federal charges against several Muslims who are suspected of cutting girls’ genitals to minimize future sexual desires. “Outrageous,” said a tweet from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a U.S.-based advocate, who was born in Somalia and underwent Somalia’s severe form of the Islamic practice, dubbed FGM […]

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“Distracted” by Artist Sheila Nicolin

A selection of colourful portraits by artist and illustrator Sheila Nicolin from Detroit, Michigan. Drawing on her background in pattern design, Nicolin’s compositions explore her personal struggle to find a sense of calm and focus in the absence of silence through the use of bold colour and ‘loud’ prints: “Shrouded by their surroundings, these characters are […]

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New York City could be the biggest winner of tech’s West Coast exodus

The New York City metro area could soon more closely resemble the Bay Area. That’s if, as reports indicate, Amazon chooses New York’s Long Island City neighborhood as one of two places it will add about 25,000 employees to over the next several years as part of its recent decision to […]

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Streets: Leon Keer // Murals In The Market (Detroit)

For the fourth edition of Murals In The Market, anamorphic street artist Leon Keer painted a piece entitled Urban Colonization. Painted on a decrepit building around Detroit’s Eastern Market, the wall featuring his considerable 3D skills deals with some of the controversy surrounding the city’s water supply issue. He states – “Seems like the water shutoffs and massive […]

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Upcoming: “COPING MECHANISMS” @ Library Street Collective

A group exhibition entitled COPING MECHANISMS will be opening tomorrow night (September 9th) in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. Curated by Sara Nickleson, the show will include work from artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, […]

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‘Luke Cage’ Star Apologizes for Appearing to Condone Ariana Grande Groping

The star of the Marvel series Luke Cage apologized Saturday for posting a tweet appearing to condone a bishop groping singer Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday. Mike Colter, who plays the lead role in the Netflix series, replied to a tweet from Trevor Noah depicting Grande reportedly being groped on Friday with […]

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Detroit Schools Turn Off Drinking Fountains over Fears of Lead, Copper Levels

The Detroit Public School system has turned off hallway drinking fountains over fears of contaminants such as lead and copper in the water. District officials say recent testing found elevated levels of lead and copper in 16 of 24 school drinking fountain systems, according to the Detroit Free Press. “Although we have no evidence that […]

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Word of Mouth: Drinking + Dining in Detroit

Everyone who visits Detroit wants to tell you about the city’s continued resurgence; perhaps even more so than the residents living through it and making it happen. Much of this fervor comes from the fact that the Motor City houses so many interesting bars and restaurants. And even the more conceptual ones—a macabre speakeasy or […]

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Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza

In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design in the United States. This honor pertains to their astounding past and the continued revitalization coursing through the Motor City as we speak. In celebration of the award and the abundant creative energy, Detroit Design Core has expanded the Detroit Design Festival from one week’s […]

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Openings: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx” @ The Belt (Detroit)

Over the weekend, Deluxe Fluxx opened in a new permanent home at The Belt in Detroit, a downtown alleyway with art curated by the Library Street Collective. The immersive art installation & arcade by Brooklyn-based artist duo Faile and artist Bast has traveled to multiple locations around the world, but will be putting down its roots in […]

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Detroiters vow to fight after judge rules students have no fundamental right to learn how to read

Renee Schenkman, a former teacher at Experiencia Preparatory Academy, talks to the media in front of the federal courthouse in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The state of Michigan was sued over the poor reading skills of Detroit students at five schools, including two charter schools. This post was written and reported by contributor Dawn […]

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Heartland Tech Weekly: Promising tech hubs won’t all rise together

An interesting report came out this week from the Center for American Entrepreneurship, detailing the progress that’s been made in American startup communities over the last three years. The report specifically looked at how the number of “first financings” — that is, the amount of startups receiving their first round of venture capital financing has changed […]

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What It’s Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

Left Image: Brandi Davis at a 2017 fashion shoot got her lifestyle brand “Freeprettygirls” (photo courtesy Brandi Davis). Right Image: (Photo by James Pozarik/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Brandi Davis, 36, grew up around the drug game in Detroit. As the daughter of a big-time dope man, she lived a privileged childhood and adolescence, attending private school, driving […]

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Black Trans Woman Shot in Dispute at Detroit Gas Station; Police Exploring if Incident Is a Hate Crime

Screenshot: WXYZ TV 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. As […]

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