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  • 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 ^ | 9/4/2016 | Chad Livengood and Leonard N. Fleming
  • 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" — 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. — 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 ^ | 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.
  • VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees

    08/29/2016 5:20:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2016 | Julia Hahn
    VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees Julia Hahn 29 Aug 2016 Washington D.C.340 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. Detroit has 10,000 empty, structurally sound houses—10,000. And lot of jobs to be had repairing those houses. Detroit just came out of bankruptcy and the...
  • Police: Good Samaritan Breaks Into Car To Rescue Kids Left In Motor City Casino Garage

    08/29/2016 12:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | August 29, 2016
    A 25-year-old man is expected to face charges after he left two young children in a car while he gambled at Detroit’s Motor City Casino. Detroit police were called to the parking garage at 11:25 a.m. Monday on a report of kids left unattended in a vehicle. According to police, a concerned citizen broke into the car and rescued the two boys, who are 5 months and 2 years old. Police said the children seemed to be physically OK and were turned over to casino security before police arrived. It’s not known at this time how long they were in...
  • Donald Trump to Address African Americans in Detroit on Saturday

    08/29/2016 10:40:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with Impact Network President and CEO Bishop Wayne T. Jackson on Saturday in Detroit, Michigan to reach out to the African American community. The Impact Network is the only African American owned and operated Christian television network that broadcasts across the nation. “Mr. Trump will answer questions that are relevant to the African American community such as education (including HBCUs), unemployment, making our streets safe and creating better opportunities for all,” explained Pastor Mark Burns, a Trump supporter. The interview is set to air at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Burns added that Trump will...
  • Extremists inspiring terrorism in metro Detroit?

    08/27/2016 7:44:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    (WXYZ) - Homegrown terrorism is becoming a bigger problem in the United States and in Michigan. Since September 11, 2001, more than 300 fatal Jihadist attacks large and small have happened in the US and-- according to the FBI-- all were done by US citizens or legal immigrants. The FBI is currently investigating 900 cases in all 50 states including active cases here.
  • Donald Trump making stop in Detroit on Labor weekend

    08/26/2016 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump will be making his second stop in Detroit in as many months on Labor Day weekend.
  • Chilling video shows what it is like driving through Detroit at night [tr]

    08/22/2016 12:12:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Staff
    It has become known as a mecca of violent crime and poverty, and now a viral video is giving an unpleasant view of Detroit after dark. The clip, called Driving through Detroit at night, was filmed by a woman who was a passenger in a car going around the Motor City and was posted to Twitter at the weekend. It shows terrifying scenes of gangs gathered on the sidewalk, prostitutes lifting up their skirts and dancing, and even a man being run over by a car on purpose.
  • Driving Through Detroit at Night

    08/21/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 76 replies
    Twitter Video ^ | Aug 18 2016 | Hautedamn
    See Video it gets really good at 1:40
  • Remembering One of the Things That Made America Great

    08/21/2016 5:09:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2016 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the annual world famous car cruise that runs for miles along Woodward Avenue through multiple Detroit suburbs. Officially just a one day event on the 3rd Saturday of August, in reality it’s a weeklong event that begins the weekend before. Vintage cars can be seen all week cruising up and down the strip, culminating in an endless parade on Saturday of approximately 45,000 cars from around the country and attracting about a million spectators.Aside from a few fender benders I’m unaware of a single outbreak of violence. Talk about making America great again! What’s your favorite car from the...
  • Cause of massive fire at St. Clair Power Plant under investigation

    08/14/2016 10:18:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    voicenews ^ | 08/14/2016 | Pamela Binsfeld
    Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire that raged for more than 10 hours at the St. Clair Power Plant in East China Township Thursday and Friday. The fire broke out at the DTE plant on Recor Road at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Fire crews extinguished the blaze at about 4:45 a.m. Friday and continue to monitor the facility for rekindling. All employees were evacuated from the building with no injuries reported. DTE teams invoked emergency procedures and shut down all generating units at the site while working with first responders to control the situation, the energy company...
  • VIDEO: Trump brings down the house at Detroit Economic Club

    08/09/2016 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Tax cuts. Tax simplification What’s really news about the tax proposal Donald Trump laid out in Detroit yesterday is that it’s basically the same thing Republican House leaders are proposing: Three rates of 12, 25 and 33 percent rather than the seven we have today. He also proposed a special rate of 10 percent for repatriated profits brought home from overseas by companies operating abroad. This has long been one of Herman’s big issues, since we’re talking about hundreds of billions in capital that remain overseas because the companies would have to pay a 35 percent tax on them if...
  • Made In Detroit

    08/09/2016 5:20:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Donald Trump’s economic plan of rebuilding America is a resounding critique of Democratic leadership in general and Hillary Clinton in particular. Why did Donald Trump select Detroit as the venue to  present his plan?Allow me to have Dewey From Detroit explain, with a retrospective of posts from the Obama years: You Can’t Handle the Solution! To avoid charges of racism there were only a few proscribed approaches for discussing the city’s problems:  you were allowed to wring your hands helplessly, you were allowed to mourn the demise of the city as long as you acknowledged that its fate was the...
  • Trump's Message Of Hope, Growth, And Glory

    08/09/2016 3:58:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered a message of hope to Americans on the campaign trail yesterday in a major economic policy speech that ought to finally make Hillary Clinton's campaign management team break out in a cold sweat. Trump is no Ronald Reagan but some of the Gipper's legendary optimism oozed out of the candidate as he provided details of his "America First" platform that consists so far of ambitious plans for tax reform, regulatory reform, trade policy enforcement and reform, and energy reform. He urged Americans to turn away from the epic continual failures and rampant in-your-face corruption of...
  • Trump Hits a Home Run in Detroit (He sure did)

    08/08/2016 2:47:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | August 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I checked in with Trump and his speech at the Economic Club of Detroit, and I gotta tell you: This audience is eating it up. He is bashing Hillary Clinton's economics. I heard him preview what his tax philosophy is, and he practically got a standing ovation on that one. He hasn't gotten into detail yet except on one thing, and in the middle of it when he started talking about only his campaign's reaching out to everybody and trying to unite everybody, some protestor started screeching like Hillary Clinton, and they had to drag her...
  • Trump's Economy: Lower Taxes, No TPP, and … Affordable Childcare?

    08/08/2016 12:27:37 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    On Monday, Donald Trump took to the stage of the Detroit Economic Club to release his latest plan for jumpstarting the economy, a task that he said “won’t even be that hard.” Among his major proposals is to streamline income tax brackets—of which there are currently seven—to three tiers, in which no American would pay more than 33 percent to the federal government. He promised to cap the corporate tax rate at 15 percent and to put an end to estate taxes. He also suggested halting any new federal regulation on finance, doing away with TPP, and bringing back the...