Tag: detroit

Michigan: 5-in-10 Voters Favor Replacing Trump as GM Continues Layoffs

Nearly 5-in-10 Michigan voters said they will likely vote to replace President Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election as General Motors (GM) continues layoffs in the state and keeps working class communities in the dark about future layoffs. A new poll from EPIC-MRA finds that Rust Belt voters, by and large, may not be convinced that […]

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Detroit Police Investigating Claim R. Kelly Sexually Assaulted 13-Year-Old Girl, Gave Her Herpes

Photo: Getty A new set of allegations have cropped up against singer and accused sexual abuser R. Kelly, this time from Detroit. According to CBS Chicago (h/t Page Six), detectives in the Motor City are investigating a new allegation that the self-proclaimed “Pied Piper of R&B” sexually assaulted a 13-year-old […]

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Fiat Chrysler to Reopen Idled Detroit Plant, Bring 6.5K U.S. Jobs Back to Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will reopen an idled Detroit engine plant, invest billions into five existing Michigan plants, and create about 6,500 U.S. auto jobs in a move reflecting President Trump’s economic nationalist agenda. The Plans for Michigan In an announcement Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler executives revealed their plans to reopen the Mack Avenue II engine plant in […]

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Detroit City Council Bans Autorama Bandit Jump Over Seemingly Nonexistent Confederate Flag

Until Tuesday, organizers of the 2019 Detroit Autorama were planning on opening the show on March 1st with a car jump by a replica Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am Firebird. A couple of years ago, the Autorama featured a jump of a Dukes of Hazzard “General Lee” Charger replica, […]

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Black Monday: GM to Layoff 4K American White-Collar Workers

Executives at General Motors (GM) announced Friday that about 4,250 white-collar workers would be laid off, the vast majority of whom are in the United States, as the multinational corporation continues shifting production overseas and to Mexico. GM executives are set to start the layoffs on Monday of next week,with an investment strategist declaring the day […]

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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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