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Pontiac Councilwoman Doris Taylor Burks at Pontiac City Hall

Local elected officials of color on race and politics in the age of Trump, part 2

City council members of color from Ypsilanti, Detroit, and Pontiac weigh in on tackling a volatile political climate and how public perceptions have affected their careers.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer

Is Detroit a sanctuary city? Depends on who you ask

Sanctuary cities are municipalities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities in deporting, detaining, or collecting information on residents who may be in the country illegally have recently. Tim Boscarino looks into whether or not Detroit is one. 

At the Warby Parker “housewarming” party

Retro Vision: Warby Parker helps reimagine an iconic downtown mural

In designing their downtown store, Warby Parker invited 82-year old Detroit artist David Rubello to reimagine his 1973 mural "Color Cubes"—a public artwork that was lost in 2014.

Exterior of Freedom House

One of a kind house for asylum seekers in Detroit faces uncertain future

Freedom House, a singular organization that offers comprehensive care to asylum seekers, has some difficult decisions to make in the coming months caused by successive pieces of devastating news.


Walking Wyandotte: A path through present and past

Hamtramck-based writer, urbanist and psychogeographer Walter Wasacz takes us on a foot tour of one of Downriver's crown jewels.


Can free public Montessori survive in Detroit?

Can Montessori schools provide a solution to Detroit schools' elementary education challenges? Chalkbeat Detroit's Erin Einhorn tells us as part of our solutions journalism series.


3 local, practical solutions to the national epidemic of income inequality

Metro Detroit has one of the highest rates of income inequality in the nation, which is a huge problem for the region's future prosperity. But there are positive, incremental steps Metro Detroiters are taking in their communities that can make a real difference.
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