Public Event to Address Childhood Poverty and Education Outcomes March 23 in Detroit

Tweet DETROIT  — Dr. Charles Payne, an expert in urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history, will deliver a public lecture titled “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty,” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is free, open to the public, and includes an informal buffet reception. Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will explore research evidence challenging the persistent idea that schoolsRead More

Detroit mayoral race features colorful candidates & early frontrunners

TweetDETROIT — America’s “Comeback City” will hold its first mayoral election since it emerged from bankruptcy and emergency management and while it’s taking shape as a two-man race,  the pool of candidates looks interesting. Detroit’s mayor is elected on a non-partisan basis, where the candidates are not listed by political party—but the last time Detroit had a Republican mayor, Germany was the only country whose imported cars threatened the American auto industry, the moon was not a place where any human beings were expected to set foot any time soon, and African-AmericansRead More

Detroit’s #1 Concert Listing for 3/17-3/24

TweetFriday 3/17: “Back to The 80’s – Live” @ Fox Theatre, The Irish Rovers @ Caesars Windsor, Tom Segura @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Nate Bargatze w/ Martin Butler @ Ridley’s Comedy Castle (Royal Oak), Sam Patch @ The El Club (Detroit), Elizabeth Cook @ The Ark (Ann Arbor), Electric Six @ Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), Deafheaven w/ This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle @ The Shelter (Detroit), Born Of Osiris w/ Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Within The Ruins & Fire From The Gods @ Magic Stick (Detroit) SaturdayRead More

President Donald J. Trump: Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

TweetYPSILANTI, Mich. — On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for the automotive industry. The NHTSA will work with the EPA to use a data-driven process to conduct the Midterm Evaluation of the CAFE-GHG standards according to its original timetable.  The Obama Administration broke its promise to automakers and rushed the Midterm Evaluation to a premature conclusion earlierRead More

Review: “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus” is a crowd pleaser

TweetDETROIT — The most amazing show on Earth, “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus,” has arrived at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for only six days, March 14-19.  This heart-stopping, spectacular show features daredevil entertainment, elephants, magic shows and famous circus acts from people from all over the world. Before the show began, a popcorn vendor was walking in the aisle tossing popcorn into the audience. He also chose a six-year old from the audience, brought him on stage and did some magic with him. Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade (played byRead More

Detroit’s #1 Concert Listing for 3/10-3/17

TweetFriday 3/10: Artie Lange @ MotorCity Casino, Dada Life @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Davy Knowles @ Callahan’s Music Hall (Auburn Hills), Eric Paslay @ Diesel Concert Lounge (Chesterfield), Juicy J w/ Belly & Project Pat @ The Fillmore Detroit, Noah Gundersen w/ Field Report @ The Ark (Ann Arbor), Panic! At The Disco w/ Misterwives & Saint Motel @ Palace of Auburn Hills, The Ragbirds @ Saline High School Saturday 3/11: Patti Smith @ Royal Oak Music Theatre,Davy Knowles @ Callahan’s Music Hall (Auburn Hills), Dinosaur Jr. @ St.Read More

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Announce New Plan to Preserve and Expand Riverfront Access

Tweet DETROIT — Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department (PDD) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced the details of a framework plan that will preserve more riverfront land for public use and create greater community access. The plan, which also will lead to new investment and development opportunities within the East Riverfront, was unveiled during a community meeting this evening at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit Planning & Development Department andRead More

The Hidden Language of Modern Dance

TweetDance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. ~~~Martha Graham Last Saturday night in Detroit was a veritable urban petri dish of battling forces. Modern Dance versus Monster Trucks. Cars vs. parking spaces. Ford Field vs. The Detroit Opera House. Bolero vs. Chewing Tobacco. It took me a while; but I finally parked in an alley and caught the last few minutes of a beautiful modern dance with Revel’s “Bolero” right before Intermission. I say “with” and not “set to” or “inspired by” or “accompanying” because ofRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 AHA Go Red for Women Luncheon @ The Somerset Collection

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Somerset Collection for the American Heart Association’s 2017 Go Red for Women luncheon. More than 600 men and women attended this special event in the center court of the shopping center. It featured free heart screenings, a live auction and several heartwarming speakers. This year’s passion speaker was Jennifer Kahn, a local mother who suffered a heart attack after giving birth. Television correspondent Jeannie Mai from “The Real” served as the keynote speaker. She admitted that her uncle died from heart disease. EightRead More

TV host Jeannie Mai encourages women to get their heart checked

TweetTROY, Mich. — Television correspondent Jeannie Mai from the FOX daytime talk show “The Real” was the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Go Red for Women luncheon. She spoke before 600 attendees inside the Somerset Collection’s center court. Mai shared an important message that women–not just men–need to be screened for heart disease and strokes. It’s something that can affect everyone no matter their gender, race or ethnicity. In fact, the TV host said her uncle had heart disease and died from it. Mai said he wasRead More