• Welfare Reform Legislation May Be Having Unintended Impact: Homeless Families

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  • What Is Detroit’s Business Community Doing to Address Poverty?

    As part of our work with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, WDET is reporting on the issues the Kerner Commission found…

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  • Documentary Producer Talks Growing Up In Detroit

      A documentary film crew is driving around the country in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce for a film called “Promised…

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  • Focus Hope CEO Talks Tackling Poverty in Detroit

    FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It’s focused on racial healing and…

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  • Getting qualified school board candidates is next big step for Detroit schools overhaul

    By Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta | Michigan Radio The latest re-invention of public schools in Detroit is underway with…

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  • Three Detroit charter schools closing this year

    By Kate Wells | Michigan Radio Three Detroit charter schools are closing and two are merging this year, adding to…

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  • The night Detroit gave baseball “the Bird”

    By Jack Lessenberry | Michigan Radio Detroit is commonly and correctly thought to be doing better than it has been…

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  • DPS board meets for the last time, as “old” school district is eliminated

    By Sarah Cwiek | Michigan Radio The Detroit Public Schools’ board of education met for the final time ever on…

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  • A mural by Louis Delsarte at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site. - FLICKR USER YOOPERANN/

    Many black communities suffering as much now as in Civil Rights era

      By STATESIDE STAFF • JUL 8, 2016 – Our conversation with Joe T. Darden This week, violence and race have…

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