Why Did a GQ Article About Cartier's Controversial History in Detroit Suddenly Disappear? 

Cartier sunglasses have long been a fashion staple in Detroit. Urban Outfitters even sold knockoffs as “Vintage Detroit Oval Sunglasses” at one point. But the status symbol has also been a target for crime in a city with a well-worn reputation for violence. Writer Zach Goldbaum recently dissected that checkered…

Stop Calling These Riots, Now

Watts, Detroit, Ferguson: all sites of historic uprisings in 1965, 1967, and 2014, and each was labeled a “riot” in news headlines. “Riot” has a vastly different meaning than “rebellion,” but try telling that to the countless reporters and historians who keep using loaded labels like a senseless, rampaging “riot” to…

Lawsuit claims a Detroit 8th grader was forced to teach a math class in a 'slum-like' school

A string of Michigan state officials, including Governor Rick Snyder, were slapped this week with a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of students in Detroit's five most under-performing schools. In it, plaintiffs alleged that "slum-like conditions" in the Detroit Public School Community District have…

There are still black people who support Donald Trump, despite everything he's done

When Donald Trump arrived at Great Faith Ministries last weekend, he was met by protestors who were still pissed over his visit to a mostly white crowd in Michigan last month where he said of black people, “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed. What the…

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