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Marvin Skipper is still giving out baskets at Pershing  Michronicleonline

Former Pershing basketball standout Marvin Skipper passes out groceries to residents of the 7 Mile and Ryan neighborhood every year.

In a district full of empty classrooms and darkened hallways, can Detroit find a way to keep its schools open?  Chalkbeat Colorado

A Chalkbeat analysis comparing school capacity to student enrollment found that 43 of the 103 school buildings in the main Detroit district and in the state-run ...

Robots to invade Detroit for global competition  The Detroit News

Robotics will take center stage later this month when tens of thousands of students from across the world descend on Detroit for global the competition.

Detroit public schools buy Fanuc robots for new advanced-manufacturing training  Crain's Detroit Business

Two Detroit schools got robots as the city district aims to extend its job-training pipeline. Detroit Public Schools Community District paid around $280,000 to get ...

2018 Michigan Mr. Basketball finalists: All 5 off to Big Ten schools  Detroit Free Press

All five finalists for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award have signed with Big Ten schools with Michigan State and Michigan each nabbing two.

Lear donates $500,000 to Detroit Pershing High School  Crain's Detroit Business

Lear Corp. announced a $500,000 donation to Detroit's Pershing High School today. Pershing, along with 14 other Detroit schools, is part of the Education ...

Detroit parents angry, heartbroken over possible school closures  Detroit Free Press

Twenty-five Detroit schools are on the list - 16 of them are in the city's public school district.

Google donates $1 million in grants to Detroit youth STEM programs  Michronicleonline

DETROIT – When John Ray graduated from Detroit Cass Technical High School and the University of Michigan, opportunity was few when searching for a ...

National School Walkout: Michigan students rally to end gun violence  Detroit Free Press

Students at more than 85 schools in Michigan mark National School Walkout with moments of silence, prayers and a plea to end gun violence.

Sauda Shakoor Ahmad-Green  Crain's Detroit Business

Being a minority female anything is bound to present challenges, but I've found development to be an extremely challenging area to navigate.”

DPS teacher, coach ‘had an impact on people’s lives’  The Detroit News

Services are Friday for William Washington Jr., who spent more than 30 years in the district.

Kay Felder suits up for hometown Detroit Pistons  Michronicleonline

When you walk into the Detroit Pistons' locker room, the locker to the far right belongs to Kay Felder, with the No. 22 next to his name. A number once worn by ...

John Michael Poplawski  Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

John Michael Poplawski, 79, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in St. Clair Shores. Born in Detroit to John A. and Harriet Poplawski, John was raised in.

Detroit’s Northwestern High School has been a sports assembly line  The Undefeated

Black Detroit — A People's History of Self-Determination is a history of the African-American community in one of America's most fabled cities. My narrative is …

These 38 Michigan schools could be shut down for poor performance in June  Chalkbeat Colorado

After years of rock-bottom test scores and disappointing results, the schools were informed that they're in serious danger of having to shut their doors forever in ...

Downtown Holiday Inn Express to get renovation, new brand — with a twist  Crain's Detroit Business

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Detroit is the latest investment for the nonprofit Project Destined, which provides high school students in Detroit with ...

Teacher who used broom to break up fight sues EAA  Detroit Free Press

A Detroit teacher who was fired after using a broom to break up a fight between students is suing the Education Achievement Authority school district.

'Will the FIRST: The Saga of Sports/Civil-Rights Pioneer WILL ROBINSON'  KUT

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. John Telford, former Detroit Public Schools Superintendent and author.

24 Detroit schools risk summer shutdown  The Detroit News

Lansing — More than a third of Detroit's public schools could be shuttered within the next two years, according to state rankings released Friday that mark ...

Family Pleads For Tips In Murder Of Loved One By Masked Man In Detroit  CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – As a Detroit family prepares to celebrate Christmas without him, they're asking any witnesses to come forward in the unsolved case of a man ...

School closings come with economic risk  Crain's Detroit Business

With focus on Detroit's revitalization shifting from downtown and Midtown to the city's vast neighborhoods and commercial corridors, some business and ...

‘Grand Slam Grant’ Provides Needed Funds High School Baseball, Softball Teams (Video)  CBS Local

By Edward Cardenas. FERNDALE (CBS Detroit) – The $5,000 grant awarded Friday to the baseball and softball teams at Ferndale High School will go a long ...

Is your school among the worst-performing in Michigan?

The State School Reform Office has released the list of Michigan schools that performed in the bottom 5% academically in 2015, based on the results of the ...

Top officials, bank records focus of school probe  Detroit Free Press

A sweeping federal corruption probe of the Education Achievement Authority began more than 16 months ago and is focused on current and former top officials ...

Detroit’s new top doctor making an impact  The Detroit News

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun took the top job at the Detroit Health Department a little over a month ago, and has already launched two public health initiatives with ...

Detroit '67: The officer who led the raid on the blind pig that ignited the riot  Detroit Free Press

Retired Detroit cop Anthony Fierimonte said it was supposed to be a routine raid, but it went sour from the very start.

2018 Voter Guide: Congressional Races  WDET

On Nov. 6, voters across Michigan will be deciding who to send to the U.S. House of Representatives as well as casting their vote for one U.S. Senate seat.

Detroit’s EAA Gets New PR Director In Wake Of ‘Broom Teacher’ Scandal  CBS Local

DETROIT (WWJ) In the wake of a scandal about a classroom incident that made national headlines, the Education Achievement Authority has hired a public ...

Detroit Pistons Sign Kay Felder And Reggie Hearn To Two-Way Contracts  CBS Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed guards Kay Felder and Reggie Hearn to two-way contracts. Per team ...

Ex-MSU star Keith Appling to spend a year in jail  Detroit Free Press

Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling accepted a plea deal today requiring him to spend a year in jail in connection with an incident last ...

1 in 10 Detroit schools makes grade in nonprofit's study  The Detroit News

Detroit — Just 1 in 10 schools serving Detroit students received a high enough grade to be recommended by a nonprofit that evaluated more than 200 schools.

How artisans are keeping Michigan’s legacy of furniture design alive  Detroit Metro Times

Before Detroit put America on wheels, on the other side of the state Grand Rapids had already earned a reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse in its own ...

Former cop says 1967 riot killed Detroit: 'It'll never come back'  Detroit Free Press

Downtown may boom, but Detroit's neighborhoods will never see a comeback, says a retired cop who believes the 67 riots forever doomed the city.

Detroit gunshot victim saved by doctor, then becomes one  The Detroit News

Kevin Morton Jr., who was inspired to become doctor after he recovered from a shooting, graduates Thursday.

Readers share their Vernors memories  Detroit Free Press

A century and a half holds a lot of memories. And for generations of Detroiters — Vernors flows through many of them. That's what we learned from readers ...

PREP ROUNDUP: A true melting pot makes up the Sterling Heights High soccer roster  The Macomb Daily

Sometimes a soccer match is so much more than the final score. Sterling Heights fell to L'Anse Creuse North, 8-1, on the first game played on the Stallions' ...

Jimmie Paul's Hands on Boxing Gym  Michronicleonline

For those who are not familiar with Detroit's famed boxer Jimmie Paul, let me take a moment to introduce him to you.

Former Macomb County judge George Montgomery dies  The Macomb Daily

Former Macomb County and Warren district court judge George Montgomery died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Ypsilanti. He was 84.

Police: Speed A Factor In Serious Crash On 7 Mile Road  CBS Local

DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say speed appears to be factor in a multi-car crash that has shut down a busy intersection on Detroit's east side. The accident ...

Little Man, Big Game: Oakland's Kahlil Felder Has NBA Intrigued…and Waiting  Bleacher Report

ROCHESTER, Mich. — It still eats at Kahlil Felder that he wasn't on the court to finish a December game against then-No. 1 Michigan State. The Oakland ...

A Closer Look at Detroit's District 3  Michronicleonline

On Wednesday, July 2, the Michigan Chronicle began the first of a seven-part series that explores the seven city districts represented by seven city council ...

Kay Felder DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook  DraftExpress

Kay Felder DraftExpress Profile: scouting reports, videos, stats and logs.

Detroit Teacher Says State-Managed Schools Are Unsafe  CBS Local

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit teacher gives the state-run Education Achievement Authority a failing grade when it comes to student safety. “The EAA has been so ...

Steve Smith: 30 Years of Heat  Hot Hot Hoops

Steve Smith comes in at number 19 on the all-time, all-Heat countdown.

One teacher, 25 kids and the enormous challenge of turning around Detroit schools (Chapter 1)  Bridge Michigan

The state is in the midst of yet another fix for Detroit's troubled schools. So this spring, Bridge spent time in William Weir's social studies classroom to get a sense ...

Gantz Named Men's Basketball Director of Operations  EMU Eagles

Eastern Michigan University Head Men's Basketball Coach Rob Murphy announced the hiring of LaKita Gantz as the Eagles' new Director of Men's Basketball ...

Grizzly seniors hope for football offers, high school graduation

YPSILANTI, MI - While the coaches are optimistic about the future of the Grizzly football program, the 10 seniors who remained on the roster at the end of the ...

The Soul 70's Super Jam to Return to the Fox Theatre for Mother's Day Concert, 5/10  Broadway World

The Soul 70's Super Jam will return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 10 for a special Mother's Day concert at 8 p.m. Bringing together a classic lineup of R&B ...


James Eberheart Jr. (Scrill) at center in back, surrounded by supporters including Call' Em Out members, at the beginning of his trial Jan. 25, 2017. Jury took one ...

Packing a punch  City Pulse

ALL IN THE FAMILY You could call football a Dunbar birthright. Eva's father, Sam Dunbar, played left guard for the Capital City Stealth, a.

Key Measure of a 5-9 College Star: 25.3 Points a Game  New York Times

Kahlil Felder, a 5-foot-9 point guard for Oakland University, ranks third in Division I in scoring and first in assists.


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Class reunions at Flint area schools  The Flint Journal -

FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL 113th Flushing Alumni Association meeting June 20, Flushing Middle School, 8100 Carpenter Road, Flushing. Anyone who ...

High School Basketball  Inside Hoops

High school basketball player rankings, team rankings, high school basketball recruiting news, plus coverage of some of the very top high school basketball ...

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