At a September meeting with top MSU leaders, including the police chief, at least two faculty members raised concerns about a lack of door locks in the event of a campus shooting. One speaker cited Berkey Hall specifically.
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Metro Detroiters frustrated by power outages speak out
Metro Detroiters gathered in Dearborn to share how power outages affected them.
Detroit Public Library doesn’t want to drain savings for facility repairs
DPL is asking Detroit City Council to amend its 2023 budget by $4.5 million to pay for the restoration of the flood-damaged Main Library and for roof repairs and HVAC updates at branches.
Six giant, dangerous snails confiscated at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport
The highly invasive Giant African Snail can pass on meningitis and destroy ecosystems.
Opinion: ‘Digital equity’ in Detroit requires ground-level outreach
The Affordable Connectivity Program covers the cost of home internet for families in need, but reaching Detroiters and signing them up will take a team effort.
DTE Energy cut operations to meet profits months before power outages
Amid backlash over its handling of ice storm outages, Michigan’s largest utility’s public filings show it is trying to keep its returns stable. What that means for customers is higher rates even as they use less power.
Opinion: Engaging the Racial Hypocrisy of America’s Heart
Where our founding fathers and their founding documents were exclusionary, we can elect a new diverse set of symbolic “parents” to create more inclusive governing documents, writes scholar, Matthew Alemu.
One Detroit – State of the City, Detroit Paratransit services, Gayelynn McKinney, One Detroit Weekend
One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, host of American Black Journal, and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at the Detroit News, sat down to discuss the focal points of the mayor’s speech.
Inflation relief checks v. income tax cuts. What saves you more in Michigan?
A proposed $180 rebate for tax filers isn’t happening, but an income tax that will save people more money in the long run is looming. When will you realize savings? It depends.
American Black Journal – 2023 Economic outlook for African Americans, Alvin AIley American Dance Theater
Examining the economic outlook for 2023 and its impact on African Americans, “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson speaks with Mark S. Lee about the financial forecast as the pandemic eases.