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  • Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount

    12/05/2016 8:14:01 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 73 replies
    The Detroit News | December 5, 2016 | Chad Livengood and Joel Kurth
    Block due to Copyright
  • There is something really wrong with the Detroit/Wayne county vote totals

    12/05/2016 6:04:55 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 47 replies
    Wayne County Clerk ^ | 12/5/16 | Me
    There are some really strange things going on in Detroit with the vote. First the Detroit Free Press wrote an article saying that over 59% of Detroit precincts couldn't be recounted due to mismatched votes. Then the claims that there are 85,000 uncounted votes in Detroit. So I did a little digging. First the Wayne County Clerk lists 1.134 million ballots cast, but if you add the total presidential votes there are 1.252 million total. Second, Detroit is listed as having a 97% voter turnout, but is short the 85,000 votes vs ballots cast. This matches votes cast for other...
  • Wayne State University Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound

    11/24/2016 1:57:30 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | jeff karoub and corey williams
    A Wayne State University police officer died Wednesday, a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near the Detroit campus. Officer Collin Rose, 29, died about 5:45 p.m. at a hospital, Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said. "This is a tragedy felt by all of us," Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said in a statement. "Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support."
  • State of Michigan tells Detroit students 'Literacy is not a right'

    11/22/2016 9:15:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | 11/21/16 | M. L. Elrick
    Attorneys for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit against the state of Michigan filed by students in the Detroit school system and claim that literacy is not a legal right in the state of Michigan. Seven children filed the lawsuit in September, saying decades of state disinvestment and deliberate indifference to Detroit's schools have denied them access to literacy. The plaintiffs say the schools have deplorable building conditions, lack of books, classrooms without teachers, insufficient desks, buildings plagued by vermin, unsafe facilities and extreme temperatures.
  • Detroit synod aims to change archdiocese's 'DNA'

    11/17/2016 5:09:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | November 17, 2016 | Kristen Whitney Daniels
    Clergy, religious and laity in the Detroit archdiocese on Friday will convene for the archdiocese's first synod in almost 50 years. "Synod '16: Unleash the Gospel" — the official title — "is both an event and a process that sees people … gather to discuss important matters of faith" according to a press release from the archdiocese. In the release, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron also stated that the synod serves two roles: to focus on the missionary purpose of the church and to change the "DNA" of the archdiocese. "The focus of this Synod is evangelization, to attempt a radical...
  • Detroit News and Detroit Free Press facing news staff cuts Cuts threaten watchdog role

    11/16/2016 6:33:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    WXYZ (ABC Detroit) ^ | 11-15/11-16-16 | Curtis Jackson
    Two pillars of local journalism are facing cuts. Sources confirm a Crain's Detroit business report that indicates the entire editorial staff at the Detroit News has been offered buyouts -- regardless of seniority. They have a week to decide before layoffs are announced. Sources tell 7 Action News staffers at the Detroit Free Press will be made a similar offer as early as Wednesday. Tim Kiska is a former staffer for both papers. "This is not good, I don't think, for public discourse at all. This is a disaster," Kiska said.
  • Trump Went to War With Motor City and Won

    11/15/2016 3:59:49 AM PST · by workerbee · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/14/16 | Matthew Rocco
    **SNIP The top car-producing states in the nation ultimately sided with Trump, who swept through the Rust Belt on Election Day. In Michigan, the epicenter of America’s auto industry, Trump won a state that hadn’t supported a Republican candidate since George H.W. Bush in 1988. The Republican nominee also took Ohio, the second-largest car producer among the 50 states, with relative ease. A similar story played out in Indiana, whose vehicle production is slightly ahead of Kentucky this year. Overall, the seven states that have manufactured the most cars so far this year all lined up behind Trump: Michigan, Ohio,...
  • Music in Motown: Private Detroit College Prepares Students for Music Careers

    11/09/2016 12:50:08 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/7/2016 | Anne Schieber-Dykstra
    It is a question Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman get frequently. “Why are two English people in Detroit setting up a music college?” said Nixon. Nixon and Clayman have 15 years of history to provide the answer. That is how long they’ve been in the music education business teaching young people how to have sustainable careers in the modern music industry. The two started their first college on the south coast of England with 180 students. Within five years, it had grown to 1,000 students. “We really identified this niche in the market for young professional musicians wanting to be...
  • HORRIBLE news for Hillary in Michigan (Detroit absentee ballots down 12.5%)

    11/05/2016 6:38:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/2016 | Neil Munro
    Trump is gaining in Michigan partly because many African-American voters — especially younger voters who backed Sen. Bernie Saunders — distrust Clinton, said Wayne Bradley, state director of African-American engagement for the Michigan Republican Party. “There is a tremendous trust deficit with Hillary Clinton” because tough anti-crime laws established when her husband was president in the 1990s, he said. That distrust has helped cause a sharp drop in the number of absentee ballots mailed in from Detroit, even as other part of the state send in more ballots that before, Bradley said. Faced with a low turnout, the Clinton campaign...
  • Government recommends cutting ex-Detroit mayor’s restitution ( Kwame Kilpatrick )

    11/03/2016 2:01:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2016
    The federal government is recommending that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s restitution in his corruption case be reduced from $4.5 million to $1.6 million. ... Kilpatrick was found guilty of tax evasion and bribery in 2013. He resigned as mayor in another scandal in 2008, and is currently in federal prison.
  • attn. Black America: proof that Democrats are demon-craps [aw!m vanity]

    11/03/2016 5:58:39 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Hey guys! You got bloods in Detroit and Flint. You got bloods in Chicago shedding blood. And I have the proof! Here's a hint, two names: Benjamin Barber and Deborah Ross. You don't recognize those names, do you? And that's the proof, baby. Demon-rats don't give a rat's rear. The only ones with 'skin in the game' are the down-and-outs, victims blood-drinking politicians. That includes career republicans. A newcomer to DC might start off with ideals, but my gang wants them all term-limited before they too get corrupt. It's gonna be a rumble, baby, but that's where we're at. And...
  • Back to the Future for Taxpayer Stadium Funding in Detroit

    10/25/2016 7:32:20 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/22/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    After a slowdown in the past few years, crony capitalism — whereby politicians give special favors to politically connected businesses — is on the move in Michigan. The state racked up nearly $10 billion in liabilities during the tenure of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, with the backing of Republican legislators. The state will be paying the cost of these favors for decades. It already consumes more than $1 billion of the current state budget. But Gov. Rick Snyder came into office and worked to wean the state off the practice of giving out tax credits (though not many other subsidies)....
  • Woman shoots Detroit house in Facebook rant and gets arrested

    10/22/2016 8:30:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | October 21, 2016
    DETROIT (WJBK) - A woman's angry Facebook video about a house she bought through the Detroit Land Bank resulted in her arrest. In the video, the woman pulls out a gun and shoots the house behind her, while holding a small child with a second child next to her. The profane tirade which includes her making threats lasts about nine minutes while a young boy next to her worriedly backs away after she shoots the house. Detroit police say that the woman, Andrea Sheppard, was arrested Friday in Oakland County, one day after the video was posted on social media....
  • Building Bikes in the Motor City

    10/21/2016 6:11:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Detroit Bikes is a new company charting a challenging course. “The bike industry is very competitive. There are some really big companies that are very dominant. They have a lot of control,” says company founder, Zak Pashak. Not that he’s intimidated. Pashak had run successful ventures in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. But then, he was creating music festivals and concert venues. So what would compel him to make a product in a competitive industry, 1,900 miles away from Calgary, in Detroit, a city emerging from bankruptcy? “Starting a business obviously has a ton of...
  • The billboard mocking Donald Trump: ‘He can’t read this’

    10/19/2016 5:27:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington [com]Post ^ | October 18, 2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr
    The sign is clearly poking fun at Donald Trump, but unless people driving on Interstate 94 in metro Detroit speak Arabic — or have a buddy who can translate — they’ll be scratching their heads. . . . “I chuckled,” Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Detroit News. “I laughed. Duh. This is how people feel in the community. It’s mocking Trump. It’s funny yet very appropriate considering the nonsense Donald Trump has continued to say about Muslims.”
  • Coming to America: Liberian Immigrant Now Detroit Business Owner

    10/18/2016 1:53:42 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2016 | Anne Schieber Dykstra
    From the moment she stepped foot in America from Liberia at the age of 11, Tracy Garley knew she wanted to own a business. Now at the age of 27, she finds that her dream has come true. “Coming from Liberia, I came from a country that had nothing, so coming to Detroit, Michigan, I saw so much opportunity,” said Garley. She opened a retail shop on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, which she calls Zarkpa’s Purses and Accessories. The shop features unique, affordable handbags, jewelry and clothing, including items from her native country in West Africa. She has put her...
  • Here are the Issues Facing Detroit Schools

    10/14/2016 8:29:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/13/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Recent debates about whether persistently underperforming Detroit schools should be exempted from state closure laws prompted the Excellent Schools Detroit coalition to share some observations behind their gloomy outlook. People of good will want much better opportunities and outcomes for Detroit students, even as the path to that destination appears steep and foreboding. Most of Excellent Schools’ broad points about the state of education in the Motor City and its future prospects (restated below in bold lettering) hold a great deal of truth and offer good starting points for conversation. The following additional key facts and insights need to be...
  • Detroit archdiocese offers ‘Mass for Pardon’ to ‘unleash the Gospel’

    10/12/2016 7:06:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Catholic Herald
    The litany included: – “For all the times we have not welcomed others to our parishes, especially for the times we have refused to allow African-American Catholics into our parish communities.” Each invocation was answered with “Kyrie eleison.”
  • Extremist Imam Tests F.B.I. and the Limits of the Law

    09/30/2016 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 September 2016 | SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN
    For more than a decade, Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa has served as a Muslim cleric in Maryland, working as a prison chaplain and as an imam at mosques in Annapolis and outside Baltimore. He gave a two-week course in 2011 on Islamic teachings on marriage at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where President Obama made a much-publicized visit this year. But in the last two years, Imam Bengharsa’s public pronouncements have taken a dark turn. On Facebook, he has openly endorsed the Islamic State, posted gruesome videos showing ISIS fighters beheading and burning alive their enemies and praised terrorist attacks overseas....
  • Michigan May Begin Closing Bad Detroit Schools

    09/30/2016 10:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Attorney General Bill Schuette released an official legal opinion Wednesday that schools operated by the reconstituted Detroit school district may be closed due to poor academic performance. Attorney General spokesperson Andrea Bitely confirmed that the opinion is binding on state agencies. Schuette's opinion rebuffs a contrary legal opinion Gov. Rick Snyder had endorsed. “The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school,” Schuette said in a press release. “Detroit students and parents deserve accountability and high performing schools. If a child can’t spell opportunity, they won’t have opportunity.” Senate...
  • Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can't name one world leader

    09/29/2016 3:09:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Detroit News endorses ridiculous ticket. Note: In the interest of disclosure I guess I should mention that I used to be a Detroit News contributor. Not sure why it would matter, but there you go. You may have read that the Detroit News “for the first time in its 143 history” endorsed a presidential candidate that wasn’t a Republican. Technically that’s true, but the paper also failed to endorse a Republican in 2004, when it refused to lend its support to George W Bush. That’s fine, and it’s their right to do so, but what they did today makes absolutely...
  • Detroit Metro’s Economy No. 14 In U.S., Bigger Than Nation Of Chile

    09/28/2016 12:50:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/24/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The Detroit metro area has an economy that is roughly the same size as the nation of Chile, according a blog post by a free enterprise think tank. Figures collected by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area having the 14th-largest economy among the nation’s metropolitan regions, with a $246 billion gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. To place this in perspective, the Carpe Diem blog from the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute found that the Detroit area's economy is roughly the same size as Chile's economy, which had a GDP of $240 billion in 2015....
  • Detroit civil rights lawsuit attempts to assert a constitutional right to literacy

    09/18/2016 10:15:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ryan Felton
    "It doesn’t even feel like school," said Hall, a senior at Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy. "It makes my stomach hurt just walking into the facility, knowing we're basically getting cheated – really, getting robbed – of education." ..The 133-page complaint says the state of Michigan has disinvested in education in Detroit so much that children lack fundamental access to literacy. Hall, 16, said he has friends who can't read "but it's not because they aren't smart, it's because the state has failed them".
  • EXCLUSIVE: Detroit black radio host pulled from air for being Trump supporter

    09/15/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 19 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/15/2016 | John Binder
    A Detroit, Michigan radio host has been pulled from local airwaves for supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump after the New York business mogul visited the area on the campaign trail. Wayne Bradley, a black Trump supporter, took to Facebook to say that he was put on "hiatus" after Trump visited Detroit, saying he has "not been allowed back on the air since." When The American Mirror contacted the Detroit radio station, a representative said, "He's no longer on the air," after being asked about Bradley. Asked why that was, the station representative told The American Mirror "I really don't...
  • Post-Bankruptcy Detroit Hasn't A Clue How Much Comp Time It Owes Employees

    09/09/2016 6:49:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The Detroit News has reported that "glitches" left about 1,600 Detroit city employees without a paycheck in the first week of August. The city had 8,588 employees as of its last audited statement in June 2015. A city spokesman said that the problem was caused by an antiquated payroll system, according to The Detroit News. The city stated an upgrade would be implemented by fiscal year 2017. ForTheRecord says: This is a bad sign for anyone who hoped for improved stewardship from Detroit officials following the city's emergence from bankruptcy in 2014, assisted by a state taxpayer bailout. In 2012,...
  • Time for black America to rip off their voter plantation chains

    09/08/2016 2:05:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    commdiginews ^ | 8 sept 2016 | Kevin Fobbs
    The NAACP leader has over 20 plus years of practice in perfecting his talents in falsely blaming Detroit’s plunge into economic bankruptcy, neighborhood decay and crumbling educational opportunity on Republicans... Now that the black community and America have finally gotten past that whole “First Black President” marker reality of decimated urban communities, lost economic prosperity and shattered families can return to the kitchen table for discussion. Donald Trump is not the next savior nor is Hillary Clinton. Black voters have to stop voting for the same reason and for the same party while expecting a different result. The future is...
  • Here’s the Real Reason Trump’s Outreach to Blacks Scares the Left

    09/07/2016 11:23:08 AM PDT · by oblomov · 47 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Liz Peek
    The Left hates Donald Trump, but nothing has inspired more invective than his outreach to the black community. It’s like he has barged into an exclusive club wearing the wrong color shoes. In a recent column in The New York Times, Charles Blow sounds positively unhinged by Trump’s overture to African-Americans, writing a hate-filled screed that calls the GOP candidate a bigot, a reprobate, and a charlatan whose soul is “dark” and who is “a prime example of the worst of humanity.” And that’s just in the opening paragraphs. Related: Clinton’s Email Mess Hands a Lifeline to the Floundering Trump...
  • Donald Trump visits Ben Carson's childhood home (Trump visits black neighborhoods)

    09/05/2016 7:48:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/3/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump visited Ben Carson's childhood home in Detroit as part of his outreach to African-American voters. Carson talked CNN's Jeremy Diamond about Trump's plan to stimulate the economy.
  • Trump: 'Now ... Let Us Turn Again to Our Christian Heritage to Lift Up the Soul of Our Nation'

    09/05/2016 6:24:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 5, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As an old proverb on foreign policy goes, "Only Nixon could go to China." But, after his meeting with an African-American evangelical congregation on Saturday, someday, they might make a similar statement about race relations: "Only Trump could go to Detroit." Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump absolutely stunned the political world with a speech that went directly to the heart of his efforts to reach out to African-American voters. And afterward, a number of African-American faith leaders said they were swayed by his comments. "For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of our country," he said. "It's from...
  • Cameraman who refused to cut feed of Trump's blessing gets an awesome job offer

    09/05/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Reuters ordered their cameraman to stop filming just as Trump was being blessed by Bishop Jackson. The cameraman ignored the order and kept shooting. "I'm shooting this. I Don't care. I will take a demotion," said the cameraman. In case the cameraman lost his job, the RSBN network just posted an offer. Hope he accepts! @RSBNetwork: "To the cameraman who told Reuters you'd take a demotion rather than cut feed at #TrumpInDetroit, contact us- we will pay you much better..." 3:00 AM - 5 Sep 2016 · Opelika, AL, United States
  • Increasingly insane Detroit editor: Trump speech to black church is a sinister racist plot

    09/05/2016 8:06:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Unhinged: A "journalist" who claims he can discern meanings other than those suggested by a man's words has essentially turned his own imagination into his primary source The media’s Donald-Trump-as-racist narrative is apparently unfalsifiable. No matter what Trump does, it’s proof he’s a racist. If he ignores black voters altogether, that makes him a racist. If he appeals for black votes in front of a largely white audience, as he did a few weeks ago, that’s proof that he’s a racist. And if he actually goes to a majority black area to speak at a mostly black church? That’s the...
  • Trump Visits Ben Carson's Detroit Neighborhood (Trump chats with neighbors)

    09/05/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/2016 | AP
    Donald Trump joined former GOP rival Ben Carson on a brief visit to the Detroit neighborhood where Carson grew up. The visit was part of the GOP nominee's effort to woo African-Americans two months before the election.
  • VIDEO: Heckler calls Bill Clinton ‘NAFTA Boy’ at Detroit Labor Day parade

    09/05/2016 8:23:24 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/5/2016 | Kyle Olson
    While Hillary Clinton is relying heavily on union support for a November victory, not all union members are forgetting the Clintons’ past. As Bill Clinton was walking in the Detroit Labor Day parade, he was heckled by someone shouting “No NAFTA Boy!” as he went by.
  • Behind The Scenes With Trump In Detroit: How The Donald Has Become ‘The Hope Candidate’

    09/04/2016 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4,2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential nominee, delivered a positive and uplifting message filled with hope and opportunity here at the Great Faith Ministries International church. In addition to Dr. Ben Carson and Omarosa, Breitbart News accompanied Trump on the trip to Detroit to provide an original and behind-the-scenes look into how he is offering an uplifting message to all Americans—including the black community.
  • Trump plans to stick to urban visits, unveil jobs plan

    09/04/2016 7:55:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    detroitnews.com ^ | 9/4/2016 | Chad Livengood and Leonard N. Fleming
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  • The Donald Does Detroit: Let’s Make It Great Again!

    09/04/2016 5:47:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-4-2014 | MOTUS
    The Donald was in Detroit yesterday, to speak at Great Faith Ministries International Church and to be interviewed by the church’s pastor, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, for a television program on his African-American Christian cable channel, the Impact Network.Predictably, community, religious and labor activist protestors showed up to protest.Predictably, Detroit’s (Democrat) Mayor criticized Mr. Trump, saying "this is the most phony major party nominee that I've seen in my lifetime.”Really, Mr. Duggan?For his part, Mr. Trump danced with the celebrants and sounded, well, presidential, when he addressed the congregation. Referencing disparities in education, employment and public safety he said “I fully understand...
  • Trump brings message of unity to black church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Ashley Killough, CNN
    A subdued Donald Trump on Saturday directly addressed a largely African-American audience for the first time as a presidential candidate, delivering a warmly received message of unity that focused on fixing economic hardship in the black community. Trump spoke to members of the Great Faith Ministries, a nondenominational church in Detroit, part of his outreach to what is typically a sizable Democratic voting bloc. His visit, however, was greeted by protests outside of the church ahead of his arrival. For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of this country. So true," Trump said, reading from prepared remarks. He...
  • Black Church Pastor Puts Prayer Shawl on Donald Trump

    09/03/2016 3:09:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 80 replies
    Black Church Pastor Puts Prayer Shawl on Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump Dances at Black Church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 3:06:56 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 43 replies
    Donald Trump Dances at Black Church in Detroit
  • Trump gets warm welcome in black church - protests outside

    09/03/2016 3:32:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | By Lesley Clark
    <p>When Carletta Griffin heard Donald Trump call Saturday from the pulpit of a black church for a “civil rights agenda for our time,” she heard a man talking from the heart, with affection for her community.</p> <p>“What he said sealed the deal for me,” Griffin, 41, an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, said while leaving the Great Faith Ministries International where the Republican presidential nominee received a warm welcome – and even a prayer shawl – as he delivered brief, scripted remarks and quoted Scripture.</p>
  • From Philadelphia to Detroit, Trump Continues to Reach Out to African Americans

    09/03/2016 10:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 3, 2016 | Staff
    On Saturday, Donald Trump will head to Detroit to meet with local black leaders following a trip to another predominantly black community in North Philadelphia. While Mr. Trump has been making a pitch to black voters on the stump, the events kick off what will be the first serious concerted effort by a Republican presidential candidate in at least a decade. Mr. Trump on Friday sat down with African American elected officials and clergy at a charter school in Philly to discuss the cost and accessibility of healthcare, the impact on the black community from immigration and criminal justice reform....
  • No Media is Reporting What Just Happened to Trump in Detroit So We Will…

    09/03/2016 7:42:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 135 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 9/3/2016 | AM
    Media doesn’t quite know what to do with the prayer shawl — and standing ovation — the GOP nominee received following his speech to an historically black church in Detroit. Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. The church was super happy to have him here… Everybody did really enjoy his speech. Donald Trump ended with a bible verse: I’d like to conclude with a passage from First John, Chapter 4: You know it! You see most groups I speak to don’t know that. But we know. If you want we can say it...
  • Sharpton on Trump's Remarks at Black Church: 'Insult to Our Intelligence'

    09/03/2016 6:34:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Al Sharpton wasn't all that impressed by Donald Trump"s black outreach efforts with a visit to a Detroit church today. He said on MSNBC this afternoon that Trump "blew an opportunity" to lay out a clear vision of his agenda for the black community in an ideal forum for that. And with Trump talking about communities learning from each other, Sharpton said, "Harlem is on the same island as Trump Tower. What have you gone up there and learned?" He argued that it sounds like Trump is "just discovering" what black people need but not actually outlining specific policies for...
  • VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP RECEIVES STANDING OVATION at Detroit Great Faith Ministries Church

    09/03/2016 1:37:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    WHAT AN AMAZING SPEECH! Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. Video—Trump speaks at black church in Detroit: "A lot of people don’t realize that Abraham Lincoln…was a Republican" https://t.co/gkbf70u8hB — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 3, 2016 The congregation was VERY HAPPY to have Donald Trump as a visitor. Shot lots of video of dancing Trump at church in Detroit, will share some later. Crowd enthusiastic. pic.twitter.com/urJHj6N5mP — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 3, 2016 Donald Trump ended his 14 minute speech with a Bible verse. I’d like to conclude with a passage from First...
  • 'I'm here to listen': Trump brings message of unity to parishioners at black church in Detroit

    09/03/2016 11:07:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 94 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/2016 | DAVID MARTOKSO,
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made an appeal directly to African-American voters while speaking at a black church in Detroit on Saturday and said they are 'God's greatest gift to our nation.' The billionaire traveled to the city for a special service at the Great Faith International Ministries church along with Dr. Ben Carson and Omarosa Manigault, his director of African-American Outreach. Trump vowed that if he was elected president he would bring jobs back to impoverished black communities. His latest trip comes amid criticism that Trump has yet to bring his message into black communities across America, after weeks...
  • Live Coverage of Donald Trump in Detroit, MI - Great Faith Intl' Ministries 9/3/16

    09/03/2016 8:44:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 79 replies
    RSBN ^ | 9/3/2016 | RSBN
    Live Coverage of Donald Trump in Detroit, MI - Great Faith Intl' Ministries 9/3/16
  • Donald Trump to Address Black Detroit Church Saturday

    09/03/2016 7:57:18 AM PDT · by euram · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | Sept 3 2016 | Candace Smith
    In the weeks since Donald Trump began making an overt appeal to African-Americans, one of the greatest criticisms he has received is that his appeals are made before largely white audiences. This weekend, Trump is addressing those concerns head-on, traveling to Detroit, Michigan, to attend a black church service and interview with the presiding bishop. He will attend the Saturday service at Great Faith International Ministries and will also participate in an interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson that will air on Jackson’s Impact Network. This is the first time that Trump has attended a black church during this cycle. Conversely,...
  • Trump & Carson In Detroit, Michigan Open Thread

    09/03/2016 8:03:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    Comments, Opinions, Thoughts, Pro & Con Inpts, etc.
  • Detroit Had More Corruption in One Day Than John Oliver Found in Charter Schools Over 10 Years

    09/01/2016 8:56:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A national talk show comedian's 18-minute takedown of the nationwide charter school movement concluded the schools have been allowed to “run wild,” based in part on financial scandals. The segment from HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver was applauded by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone and many other news outlets. But critics of Oliver’s pseudo-serious tirade say he cherry picked incidents from around the country – some as far back as 2000 – to portray a charter school movement with little or no oversight. At one point Oliver talks about a charter school in Philadelphia that was under new...
  • Video-Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit With Syrian Refugees

    08/30/2016 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30,2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit. “The truth is that the big loser in this over the long run is going to be Syria. This is an enormous opportunity for Americans,” Bill Clinton said about the Syrian migrant crisis.