Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Community Land Trusts and Community Control”

Are there alternative ways to own land, run businesses, and assert community control? How can these models be harnessed by everyday Detroiters to create community wealth?  On Oct. 9, well take a look at these questions and more at a panel event, the third of four, as part of our ongoing Equitable Development series. The event is free and open ...

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A Police Officer and Two Paramedics Charged In Jail Deaths « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who suffered convulsions in a suburban Detroit jail but wasn’t taken to a hospital. William Marshall died from cocaine toxicity at the Westland police lock-up in December. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Marshall was repeatedly denied help, despite convulsions that ...

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Michigan’s homeless face major barriers to healthcare. Here’s how care providers are trying to help.

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Imagine being a gay or lesbian teenager thrown out of your home, living on the streets, finding out you’re ...

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Have The Bears Figured It Out? « Detroit News Watch

By Steve Silverman The Los Angeles Rams set the tone for a memorable week with a superior performance on Thursday night over the fading Minnesota Vikings. Last-second wins by the Titans, Cowboys and Bengals highlighted Sunday’s action, but Baker Mayfield fell just a bit short in the first start of his career. Oh, and how about those Ravens? Winning by ...

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Obama Backs Gillum And Ocasio-Cortez In New Endorsement Wave « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Former President Barack Obama backed a slate of leading progressive Democrats in a second round of national endorsements released on Monday, a little more than five weeks ahead of the midterm elections. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who in June defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat in their primary, received Obama’s support this time around. Her name ...

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These diverse Metro Detroit schools are also among the state’s best

The world is becoming increasingly diverse. And leaders at top local schools say they need to reflect that diversity for students to be successful. Through educational opportunities, committees, events, and more, some of the best schools across Metro Detroit are also some of the most diverse in terms of student demographics and educational offerings, working to bring the real world ...

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