Tag: detroit

Anthony Bourdain’s Documentary Series About Detroit Might Get A Posthumous Release

Getty Image The late Anthony Bourdain was, among other things, a world traveler, whose various shows — among them No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown — took deep, passionate dives in places well-known and far-flung. But apparently he was especially fond of Detroit. The chef and TV star even executive produced a documentary series […]

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AI Weekly: Detroit’s facial recognition battle is about the ends justifying the means

This week, after U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) criticized on Twitter the Detroit Police Department’s use of facial recognition software, they invited her to visit its Real Time Crime Center so she could see the technology in action. Rep. Tlaib readily agreed to a visit (how could she not), and so presumably we’ll get to […]

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Showtime’s ‘Hitsville’ Proves Motown Is the Most Essential Record Label Ever

Showtime’s latest documentary Hitsville: The Making of Motown starts off with a jaw-dropping opening scene. Crackling in the background is audio from founder Berry Gordy as he leads one of the record label’s famed quality-control meetings, where employees discuss the upcoming release calendar. The caliber of artists he lists off is astounding: Marvin Gaye, The […]

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Democratic Debates, Day 2: Andrew Yang Won the Night, Castro Shined, Biden and Harris Didn’t Perform Well

Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019, in Detroit. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images FLINT, Mich.—Just an hour away from the debate stage in Detroit where 10 candidates made their cases to the nation as to why they should be the next […]

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Verizon brings 5G to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C.

Verizon may have been the first to launch 5G home broadband in the United States, and one of the world’s first carriers to offer commercial mobile 5G to paying customers, but its early 5G networks have been limited in both cities and coverage. That’s improving somewhat today with the addition of four new mobile 5G […]

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Dems Descend on Detroit for Round 2 of Presidential Debates

Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr DETROIT—Here in the Motor City, locals are looking for Democratic candidates to prove one thing: Can you beat Donald Trump? This is not a question germane to Detroit—indeed, Trump is wildly unpopular with black people nationally—but what makes this city particularly vital is that it is the biggest black city in […]

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NAACP Puts It to the House: Impeach Donald Trump!

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACPPhoto: Mark Wilson (Getty) Delegates to the NAACP voted unanimously Tuesday to have the nation’s oldest civil rights organization press the House to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. “This president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era,” NAACP President […]

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The Case for Reparations? All Hell Breaks Loose After AfroFuture Fest Charges White People Double to Attend

AfroFuture Youth co-director and founder Numi Ori.Screenshot: Uhuru Video (YouTube) Throughout the course of 2019, it seems like everyone and their mother has unveiled their stance on reparations. From Democratic presidential candidates to Georgetown students, to riveting House testimonies, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch “We Elected an African-American” McConnell, we can’t go two days without someone […]

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A Detroit Artist Was Commissioned by the City to Paint a Mural—Then Police Arrested Him

Sheefy McFly working on a mural in DetroitScreenshot: WDIV TV Detroit artist Sheefy McFly has been making a name for himself, so much so that the city recently commissioned him to paint a series of murals honoring the Motor City as part of its City Walls initiative. But on Wednesday, as McFly was working on […]

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Don’t Call It a Comeback: With an Ethically-Based New Label, Designer Tracy Reese Honors Her Detroit Roots

Tracy Reese attends the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 5, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) She was the first black female designer to be recognized by the ever-exclusive fashion industry, and two decades after launching her eponymous label, Tracy Reese continues to lead the charge. After taking what appeared to […]

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With $200 Million in Investment, JP Morgan Chase Hopes to Make Black Detroit Flourish

Photo: Carlos Osorio (AP Photo) If you google how Detroit is doing, one of the first words you’ll find in the headlines is “comeback.” The city has bounced back from bankruptcy and its downtown area, in particular, is now booming. But the question of economic recovery is also one of equity: Namely, will longtime black […]

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A Novelist’s Life in America’s Underbelly

The writer Nelson Algren was an American original who, when he died in 1981, left behind a single work of literature that continues to haunt the American imagination. That work is the 1949 novel The Man With the Golden Arm, a book that has come as revelation to a good number of readers in every generation since […]

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Report: Amid Cost-cutting Spree, GM Looked at Unloading Its Global HQ

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