Stories tagged: "detroit"

Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit. Photo courtesy the Federal Communications Commission.
Detroit Dedicates Entire City Staff to Election Duty This November

Detroit's Mayor Mike Duggan said that the fast and accurate count of this Presidential election is a duty that "weighs on every big city in the country."

Detroiter Sydney G. James will create and install Detroit's newest art installation.
‘The Girl with the D Earring’ Mural Coming to Midtown Detroit

The nine-story mural will be prominently featured in the city’s New Center Area and bring new life to an empty edifice.

Harmony Lloyd family
President Trump Thinks He Appeals to the ‘Suburban Housewife.’ This Michigan Mom Disagrees.

Mid-Michigan mom Harmony Lloyd knows what it is to be the new mom in the neighborhood.

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Warren, MI. AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
USPS Is Slating Branch Closures. Here’s How One Detroit Community Is Responding.

Keith Combs has been a Michigan postal worker for more than 30 years. Since 2016, he said everything has changed.

Photo by Franz Knight
WATCH: Why Some Michigan Cities Were Unprepared for In-Person Voters

Michigan’s Aug. 4 primary mistakes could be November’s greatest tests.

The Detroit Free Press is hosting a short documentary that tells the story of unheralded Detroit civil rights hero Sarah Elizabeth Ray, who 75 years ago fought against Boblo segregation. The film, part of a larger, in-progress documentary called “Boblo Boats: A Tale of Two Sisters,” incorporates stop-motion animation sequences alongside insightful interview with historian Desiree Cooper. (Image via the Detroit Free Press)
Watch the Story of the Detroiter Who Fought Against Boblo Boat Segregation

Sarah Elizabeth Ray was the unsung Detroiter who fought for Black people to ride the Boblo Boats. The Freep is bringing her story to viewers living at a modern tipping point.

President Trump's response to what he calls elevated instances of gun violence across the country is resulting in more violent escalation. Photos via Shutterstock and AP.
Trump Is Sending Troops to Detroit. Here’s Why That Really Matters.

As Detroit braces for federal forces to arrive, we look at their impact on other cities, from tear gassed residents to disappeared protesters.