High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools
The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem.
Women's Convention to Gather Thousands to Strategize Ahead of Midterm Elections
The conference aims to secure liberation for “women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths and economic statuses.”
The Roots and Bilal Shout for Justice on Explosive 'Detroit' Soundtrack Cut, 'It Ain't Fair'
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s” house band linked up with an orchestra to perform the epic song from the new movie.
Why Detroit's First Black Female Deputy Police Chief is Skipping 'Detroit'
Mary Jarrett Jackson saw her Detroit PD colleagues’ racist actions firsthand. She explains to The Huffington Post why she doesn’t want to see Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film.
John Boyega Discusses Race, Sci-fi in New GQ Cover Story
The Nigerian-British actor opened up being a Black man in sci-fi and fantasy franchises and ‘Detroit,’ his upcoming film about police violence during the city’s 1967 unrest.
Rosa Parks' Detroit Home Restored and On Display in Berlin
Parks’ niece Rhea McCauley and artist Ryan Mendoza worked together to transport the house to Germany, where it recently opened to the public.
Environmentalists Turn to the Courts and the Ballot to Fight Detroit's Incinerator Crisis
Dangerous pollutants and odors are harming people’s health, a law center claims.
STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.
Smokey Robinson To Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
The Motown legend is the award’s second Black recipient after Stevie Wonder
Flint to Continue Receiving Detroit Water Without Price Increase
The Great Lakes Water Authority extended the city’s agreement until June 2017.
Metro Detroit High School Takes Action Against Students in Racist Video
“We just had an incident a few months ago, and we have all these things still happening,” one student said.
Detroit Public Schools Sues State Officials for Civil Rights Violations
The board of education says the state’s emergency manager law—the same one implicated in the Flint Water Crisis—has failed Detroit’s children.
RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance
On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Michigan City Elects First Nation's First Muslim-Majority City Council
Hamtramck, Michigan, just made history.
Statue of Segregationist Mayor Taken Down in Dearborn, Michigan
The former mayor, Orville Hubbard, once told The New York Times: “If whites don’t want to live with n****rs, they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”
ICYMI Michigan Mosque Proposal Rejected Amid Protests
A Detroit suburb rejected a mosque proposal amid widespread protests aimed at the local Muslim community.
Miguel Performs in Detroit Living Room to Highlight Wage Stagnation
The R&B superstar’s acoustic performance was part of the new “Concerts for the 1st” series from advocacy organization Make Room.
Diddy to Executive Produce an Animated Series
FX teams with Sean Combs for a new comedy.
Facing Race Spotlight: Detroit Artist Collective Complex Movements
A group of artists grew tired of the standard formula for hip-hop shows, so they created something radically different.
New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community
Rola Nashef’s film ‘Detroit Unleaded’ is now available for download and on DVD.