News

What’s the Word on the Bird? Everything You Need to Know About the Scooter Flock –  Deadline Detroit

A Detroit Bird. (Instagram) Central-city residents and workers have probably seen Bird scooters by now, the latest Silicon Valley disruption of mobility, or at least peaceful sidewalk traffic. You know how it works: Some company run by some dudes dumps a bunch of disruption, calls “you’ll figure it out” over their shoulders as they hurry off to their ...

Read More »

Is Detroit Traffic THAT Bad?  –  Deadline Detroit

Question for the Deadline Detroit commentariat: Is this parachute journalism naive, or what? Bloomberg premises a Detroit story on the metro area’s terrible traffic. But is it, really? Get this: Eric Jones has nearly given up on driving in Detroit. The 25-year-old mortgage banker lives half a mile from his office. He walks to ...

Read More »

On C.L. Franklin Boulevard, Reverence and Remembrances for a Beloved Queen –  Deadline Detroit

This first-time contributor, a 2013 Wayne State graduate who lives in Detroit, is a community planner and preservation specialist who works with the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Her article is adapted with permission from Fracebook.  Photos and text by Claire Nowak-Boyd During Detroit’s extended farewell for Aretha Franklin, admirers come to New Bethel Baptist Church on ...

Read More »

Nurse Is Suing Beaumont Hospital After They Honored Patient’s Request For No Black Nurses « Detroit News Watch

DEARBORN (AP) — A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly honoring a patient’s request to not be cared for by a black woman. Teoka Williams filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, alleging that the health system violated federal and state civil rights laws by barring her from caring for a patient because of her ...

Read More »

Michigan Democrat Apologizes For ‘Ching-Chong’ Comment « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT –A Michigan state lawmaker, under fire for reportedly making racist comments about her rival in last week’s Democratic primary, has apologized and asked for forgiveness. The apology came after several groups demanded one from Rep. Bettie Cook Scott for telling voters outside precincts, “Don’t vote for ching-chong,” according to a published report. Scott, who is black, was running against ...

Read More »