City of Detroit

On Monday in Detroit, Mich., a so-called “sickout” strike left nearly two-thirds of the city’s public school system closed as teachers instead rallied together to address health and safety concerns. The city’s mayor and other authorities heard the demands of the teachers, which also prompted a public response from Mayor Mike Duggan. The sickout caught […]

‘The Queen Of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin is working on a event honoring her father and brother at a Detroit church that will feature gospel music and soul food buffet. The event called ‘Aretha Franklin Presents a Memorial for Rev. C.L. Franklin & Rev. Cecil Franklin’ is planned for  June 7 at New Bethel Baptist Church. […]

(DETROIT, MI) — The City of Detroit may be bankrupt, but its residents actually have the lowest levels of debt in the country. HotHipHopDetroit.com reports:…

The 5-year-old Detroit girl who was abducted by her mother was found in Texas. MyFOXDetroit reports: She had been missing since Monday, Feb. 3, when…

MyFOXDetroit is reporting police are looking for a missing 5-year-old girl named Zoie Jackson. According to the site, Zoie was picked up from the Detroit…

Aretha Franklin is back, in good health and ready to rock and roll. After recovering from an undisclosed illness, The Queen of Soul returns to…

Roland Martin walks with Detroit Free Press’ Rochelle Riley about the election of the first white mayor in 40 years in the city of Detroit.

Dr. Cornell West is lashing out at both MSNBC and Reverend Al Sharpton.  West called MSNBC the Rent-a-Negro network.  And he said that Reverend Al…

Roland Martin talks with Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony about Detroit’s bankruptcy and how it is not the best move for the historic city.

  “Queen Of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, a native of Detroit is reacting to her city’s bankruptcy. In a statement, Aretha says Detroit may be “bankrupt  monetarily but we are well funded in spirit and what is takes to come.” As posted by, BlackAmericaWeb.com Read more:http://blackamericaweb.com/148831/aretha-franklin-speaks-on-detroit/

Rev. Al Sharpton talks with the crew about the current fight to protect our voting rights and how it relates to the current financial problems…

Roland Martin talks with Detroit Free Press writer Rochelle Riley about Detroit’s financial problems and the need for a city manager. Read her full article…