By Bankole Thompson, Editor, Michigan Chronicle Tuesday afternoon, the majority of the Detroit City Council did not show up for a critical 1 p.m. meeting. What does that say about the council’s sense of responsibility to the city? And when a city begins to weigh whether to close all recreation centers where our children find […]

By Bankole Thompson, Editor, Michigan Chronicle In an exclusive agenda-setting interview Friday afternoon, Gov. Rick Snyder said the financial crisis in Detroit is one of his major challenges for 2012. The governor said helping the city work through its financial mess before April when the city could run out of cash is not about controlling […]

When Roy Roberts, a former Big Three executive, took over as the emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools, it was in shambles. SEE ALSO: Why Obama Should Say “I’m Rich” Tea Party: Don’t Mention Founding Fathers, Slavery But, less than a year into the job, he has already made big changes that have parents […]

DETROIT — The federal government now says a 101-year-old Detroit woman it promised could move back into her foreclosed home four months ago can’t return because the building’s unsanitary and unsafe. SEE ALSO: 5.0 Quake Hits Hawaii Texana Hollis was evicted Sept. 12 and her belongings placed outside after her 65-year-old son failed to pay […]

In 2002, stripper Tamara Greene was rumored to have performed for then-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the city’s Manoogian Mansion. Months later, she turned up dead. SEE ALSO: Teen Beaten Unconscious Over Bus Seat N’Dour Halts Music Career For Presidency In Detroit and elsewhere, the murder of Greene has been the subject of whispers and […]

U.S. Representative John Conyers says Michigan’s possible state takeover of Detroit is racist and violates civil rights, The Washington Post reports. RELATED: Why Republicans Keep Talking About Race Did Romney Have 20 Incorrect Votes The congressman’s statement is the strongest denouncement of the possible takeover since the story made national news last year: “How come […]

DETROIT — Detroit is no longer at risk of running out of cash by April because cost-cutting and other measures are taking effect, Mayor Dave Bing said Thursday, but the city council president and others do not share Bing’s optimism. SEE ALSO: Did Romney Have 20 Incorrect Votes? College Kids Boo Santorum Bing presented a […]