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Michigan man denies racism after hanging nooses and Confederate flags outside properties

By David McCormack A businessman in suburban Detroit is under fire from unhappy neighbours after hanging a Confederate flag and nooses at his two properties in the area. Robert Tomanovich, who owns Robert’s Discount Tree Service in Livonia, Michigan, first … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

By Laura Gottesdiener Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door … Continue reading

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The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013

By Molly Redden Opponents of reproductive rights had a busy 2013. By the end of June, state lawmakers had passed 43 abortion restrictions into law—as many restrictions as were enacted in all of 2012, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading

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Biggby Coffee Terminates Michigan Teen Employee After ‘Horrific’ Trayvon Martin Tweet

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz A teen who tweeted an offensive statement about Trayvon Martin learned the hard way this week that social media can have professional consequences, when a Michigan company took immediate action and terminated her before she had even … Continue reading

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Detroit goes bankrupt, largest municipal filing in U.S. history

By Michael A. Fletcher Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation’s history Thursday afternoon, capping a long decline that left the nation’s automaking capital bleeding residents and revenue, while rendering city services a mess. The nation’s fourth-largest city … Continue reading

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Life in the Cellar

By Suketu Mehta Monir is lying on a mattress in a dark room in a Queens basement, smoking, dressed in a sarong. He is in his 50s, and has lost most of his hair and his life-spirit. He left Bangladesh … Continue reading

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‘Cracking the Code’ to Keeping Manufacturing Jobs in America

Gov. Granholm of Michigan writes a very positive article about how companies in Michigan are waking up and beginning to stem the tide of corporate offshoring of American jobs. That is only one state out of 50. What are the other … Continue reading

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