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Detroit's Northwestern High School was a factory for producing gifted athletes  Detroit Metro Times

Today we received a hardcover copy of journalist, academic, and music lover Herb Boyd's new book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.



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 …



High school students leave Flint Northwestern for the final time  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Ja'Kelveon Jackson sat in the office at Northwestern High School on Wednesday. The graduate was picking up his diploma Wednesday, June 13, ...



Community event to provide $1M worth of goods and services in Detroit  WXYZ

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits to spread kindness to residents in Detroit.



Alumni and parents protest changes to Northwestern High School  MLive.com

Over thirty alumni and parents gathered in front of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Tuesday afternoon, to protest the changes happening at the school.



Flint Northwestern remaining open for some students in the fall  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Some students will continue to travel to Flint Northwestern High School in the fall. Board of Education members voted Wednesday, May 23, to keep ...



Flint Northwestern savors final prom with future Southwestern classmates  MLive.com

LAKE ORION, MI - As Flint Northwestern High School and Southwestern Classical Academy set out for their last proms apart, the two were only divided by a ...



Flint Northwestern High to close, Scott Elementary reopening as middle school  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Board of Education members made the closure of Flint Northwestern High official Wednesday night along with other changes to come starting in the ...



Detroit Pistons refurbish first of 60 city park basketball courts  The Detroit News

Detroit — Dozens of new basketballs bounced off the cerulean blue ground Friday at Littlefield Park, as players from the Northwestern High School boys' and ...



Nearly 9 percent of Flint Northwestern water samples over federal limit for lead  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Nearly 9 percent of water samples taken at Flint Northwestern High School last month tested higher than the federal threshold of 15 parts per billion ...



Application deadline approaching for Flint Promise scholarship  MLive.com

So far, the Flint Promise has received 305 applications.



Boxes filled with turkey and other holiday food will be passed out to 2,000 Flint families  MLive.com

SodexoMAGIC, a charitable food foundation that's ventured with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, will provide 2000 Flint families with boxes filled with turkey and other ...



Jimmy Settles named new Department of Neighborhoods lead  Michronicleonline

James “Jimmy” Settles Jr. has come out of retirement. A life-long Detroit resident who started working at a Ford iron foundry in 1968 and worked his way up to ...



All-Time Greats: Curtis Jones is the best basketball player you've never heard of  MLive.com

DETROIT -- When it comes to talking about the greatest basketball players to come out of the state of Michigan, all of the usual names come up. Chris Webber ...



Flint schools pursue plan that could close Northwestern High  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- The Flint Board of Education has given the go-ahead to Superintendent Bilal Tawwab for crafting a plan to potentially close Flint Northwestern High ...



Changes in leadership coming for several Flint schools  MLive.com

Mychael Davis, 5, runs to hug her teacher before presenting at the Flint Board of Education meeting in a tutu on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Southwestern ...



In 2018, 35 more Michigan schools could face closure  Detroit Free Press

In addition to the 38 schools the state School Reform Office has identified for closure, 35 more could find themselves facing closure — or some other type of ...



The Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr.: Saving souls, serving the community  The Detroit News

Since the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr. became its fourth leader in 1998, Triumph Church has transformed from a single tiny congregation into a powerhouse, ...



Pat Caputo - You couldn't make up the story of 1968 Tigers  The Oakland Press

Nineteen-sixty-eight was seminal. The Vietnam War raged despite protest. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Race riots and campus ...



Flint schools plan to start next year with water jugs - not drinking fountains  MLive.com

Signs were still present earlier this month at Flint Northwestern High School, advising students not to drink water from fountains.( Jake May | MLive.com ).



How Kresge Eminent Artist Wendell Harrison found his tribe  Detroit Metro Times

Wendell Harrison says he was a "nervous child" when he was younger, and "full of energy." This is how he was introduced to music: In order to focus him, his ...



Former Flint superintendent rated ineffective days before he's ousted  MLive.com

Tawwab was rated "ineffective" in his review for the 2016-17 school year, according to documents obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal in a Freedom of ...



All tests of filtered water in Flint schools below federal threshold for lead  MLive.com

Signs at Flint Northwestern High School warn against drinking the water from fountains on the last day of school -- June 13, 2018 -- at Flint Northwestern High ...



Flint Olympian Games to host opening ceremony at Southwestern  MLive.com

The location change is not related to the recent closing of Northwestern High School, said Croudy.



Building closures possible if Flint schools fail to meet partnership goals  MLive.com

Benchmarks in the first 18 months include raising student attendance rates to 88 percent; reducing out-of-school suspension by 5 percent; and increasing ...



Police Investigate Shooting At Detroit Gas Station Injuring 2 Teens  CBS Local

DETROIT (WWJ) – Scary moments for several students leaving Northwestern High School Wednesday afternoon, in the area of West Grand Blvd. and Grand ...



Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint  New York Times

For students at Flint Northwestern High School, this year's prom was a chance to set aside anxieties about Flint's three-year-old water crisis, its poverty and its ...



Hubert Locke, author of 1967 Detroit riot book and academic, dies at 84  Detroit Free Press

Hubert Locke, a Detroit native who in 1967 was an aide to Detroit's police commissioner and wrote a book about what he saw during the city's devastating riot, ...



Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees  MLive.com

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is struggling to retain young officials.



Documentary seeks funding to tell tragic story of Detroit's Curtis Jones to students across the state  MLive.com

DETROIT -- Curtis Jones is a name that only those born in Detroit in the early 1970s or prior would know. In fact, most people who lived in Detroit through the ...



Henry Carr, Olympic great, passes At Northwestern High School in the  Michronicleonline

At Northwestern High School in the '60s, Henry Carr was called the “Gray Ghost” because of his amazing speed in track. But later in life, after becoming a ...



Vacant Lee Plaza, Woodland Apartments targeted for redevelopment Detroit  Crain's Detroit Business

The city of Detroit is looking for developers to turn the vacant Lee Plaza and Woodland Apartments buildings into mixed-income housing with approximately 250 ...



End of Flint Northwestern High School athletics leaves alumni dismayed  MLive.com

FLINT, MI – Attending Flint city games were like Christmas morning to a young Kelvin Torbert. The gyms were jam-packed, with standing-room only crowds.



Ex-NFL receiver Mark Ingram Sr. may face more federal prison time for gun, pot  MLive.com

A former first-round NFL draft pick for the New York Giants could be headed back to federal prison after police found about 100 marijuana plants and a handgun ...



Students at Troy High, Athens plan weeklong fundraising drives to help others  The Oakland Press

Students at Troy Athens and Troy High School are putting each other in “jail,” dressing up for spirit days, holding penny wars and more to raise money to help ...



State pursuing 'partnership agreements' with 24 low-performing schools  MLive.com

The Michigan Department of Education is seeking to enter into partnership agreements with a host of low-performing schools across the state with the goal of ...



Detroit to shut drinking water to all schools after lead found  AOL

Detroit authorities ordered drinking water shut off at all 110 city public schools on Wednesday after elevated levels of lead and copper were found.



Michigan Celebrates 14th Willie Horton Day  CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Today is not just October 18, it's a special day here in Michigan — Willie Horton Day! For the 14th consecutive year, the state of Michigan is ...



Thousands expected for Flint Northwestern High School's 50th anniversary tailgater  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Thousands of alumni from Flint Northwestern High School are expected to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary with a weekend of partying, ...



Buyer seeks $200M redevelopment of Lee Plaza  The Detroit News

Detroit — The abandoned 17-story Lee Plaza Residential Hotel will be renovated into a building boasting around 200 units of luxury, market-rate apartments ...



Flint schools get new look as district drops to one sports team  MLive.com

FLINT, MI - There's a new sheriff in town. Newly-hired Flint High School coach Chris Wilson let it be known Thursday evening. The former NFL player formally ...



Is your school among the worst-performing in Michigan?  WZZM13.com

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 ...



Flint Northwestern High students celebrate prom 2016  MLive.com

Hundreds of Flint Northwestern High students dressed in their finest duds for Saturday night's prom at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Mundy Township.



Michael Moore holds US debut of "Fahrenheit 11/9" in Flint  MLive.com

The polarizing filmmaker spoke of a recurring dream he had over the course of filming "Fahrenheit 11/9" that covers topics ranging from President Donald ...



48 moments from Flint as students return for first day of school  MLive.com

As Scott Middle School reopens and the high schools combine to one school, Flint students are back in class.



Detroit students learning about farming and earning money, too  Detroit Free Press

At a school on Detroit's west side, a group of high school students is spending hours in the hot summer sun learning a new skill: farming. As part of the Detroit ...



Closures and Charters Hailed as Future for Detroit Schools  Labor Notes

Updated April 29. Before Detroiters voted last fall on a half-billion-dollar bond measure to renovate and build new schools, the state-appointed financial ...



Dropping to one Flint high school worth exploring, says new superintendent  MLive.com

The Flint School District dipped to the third largest school district in Genesee County following preliminary count numbers released Wednesday, Oct. 7.



Hollywood's Finest: 13 Entertainers You (Probably) Didn't Know Were From Detroit  Thrillist

Detroit's reputation as a stomping ground for Hollywood's finest is unsung -- let's fix that now.



Two Flint high schools have graduation rate divide  MLive.com

"We are aware of the discrepancy," said Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins. "We're looking at what we can do to close the gap between the two schools."



U.S. Rep. John Conyers leaves behind legacy of civil rights, racial justice  Detroit Free Press

U.S. Rep. John Conyers departed Congress on Tuesday under an unmistakable cloud, rocked by accusations he sexually abused members of his staff. But he ...



Flint Community Schools announce Northwestern, Southwestern athletics merger  MLive.com

After months of speculation, the news is now official.



Aretha Franklin's final resting place: A white marble room in same cemetery as Rosa Parks  USA TODAY

Aretha Franklin's resting place is open to the public and already fans are making pilgrimages to pay their respects and share their memories.



UB Football Announces Signing Class  WIVB.com - News 4

MOBILE, AL - University at Buffalo football head coach Lance Leipold announced the initial signees for the 2019 recruiting class on the first day of the National ...



Your chance to be an extra on 'Detroiters' is now  Detroit Metro Times

Always dreamt about that 15 minutes of fame? Well, my friends, your chance to see yourself on the small screen has finally arrived. Comedy Central's Detroiters ...



Changes at unique aerospace high school protested by Detroit officials  MLive.com

"It's the only high school in the nation where you can graduate from high school and get a pilot's license... before your driver's license."



The story behind how 10 teens helped Flint High become the home of Jaguars  MLive.com

Teens sacrifice summer to help Northwestern, Southwestern transition to home of Jaguars.



Linden High School ready for competition in Class A, Flint Northwestern and Flint Northern will still be tested in Class B  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Linden will be moving up to Class A for the 2012-2013 MHSAA school year while Flint Northern and Flint Northwestern are both moving down to Class B.



Originally slated for closure, Southwest Detroit elementary school instead growing  MLive.com

Inside Maybury Elementary School, which was originally slated for closure as part of DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts' consolidation plan. David Muller.



Watch President Obama's remarks to Flint residents  Michigan Radio

President Barack Obama addressed Flint community members at Northwestern High School at 4 P.M. Watch his remarks below: https://youtu.be/Txiiwe6Vho4.



Michigan Legislature approves $56.8 billion spending plan  Michigan Radio

A $57 billion spending plan that boosts base K-12 funding and road construction has been approved by the Michigan Legislature. The budget, which takes.



Flint high schoolers start the new school year with a handshake  Michigan Radio

It's the first day of school in much of Michigan. Dozens of men stood in the rain at the entrance to Flint's Northwestern High School greeting students as.



Detroit Pistons donate sneakers to Flint Northwestern, Southwestern basketball teams  MLive.com

Flint Northwestern coach Napoleon Petteway strategizes with his players during a time-out in Garber's 62-44 win over Flint Northwestern at Frankenmuth High ...



Bobb unveils school closings, restructurings in comprehensive facilities master plan  Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb today unveiled a comprehensive facilities master plan for the district today. The plan involves ...



Detroit artist Charles McGee debuts new mural alongside exhibition  Detroit Metro Times

Hunched over a walker, Charles McGee scoots around the ground floor of 1505 Woodward Avenue, overseeing the installation of his new artist exhibition ahead ...



Flint water crisis: Mayor vows to explore legal options after Michigan governor halts free bottled water for residents  AccuWeather.com

In the wake of a nearly four-year water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Governor Rick Synder has announced an end to the distribution of free bottled water for the city's ...



Area track and field personalities to be honored this month  Michronicleonline

Former old Miller High and U-M star Aaron Gordon and I founded the Detroit Track & Field Old-Timers, Inc. in 1991. Since then, the group has honored many ...



Flint Northern students stunned with decision to close school  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Flint Northern's 826 students will not return to the high school next year. The school will be turned into Northern Alternative Education Center part of a ...



Lead Levels in Flint Water Drop, but Residents Still Can’t Drink It  The New York Times

The drinking water in Flint, Mich., is now in compliance with federal regulations on lead and copper *content*, officials said on Tuesday. But they cautioned that it ...



Flint schools settle teacher's sexual harassment lawsuit for $600,000  Mlive- flint

FLINT, MI -- Flint schools have agreed to a $600000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against a former district principal by a teacher, according ...



Detroit man, 18, charged in killing of 31-year-old mother  The Oakland Press

An 18-year-old Detroit man who was visiting a childhood friend in West Bloomfield the night local mother Diana Pesserl was killed and found in a burned car is ...



DPS' stellar sports history  Michronicleonline

I spontaneously decided to invite 29 of my former star athletes and students and their wives to dinner in the Detroit Yacht Club's Silver Cup Room on Saturday, ...



Darious Young goes for 35 points in final Flint Northwestern home basketball game  MLive.com

Gallery: Northwestern takes on Flint Academy West in their unofficial final home game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Flint. Northwestern takes on Flint Academy ...



Gym teacher helps Beecher take Flint Northwestern to school  MLive.com

FLINT, MI – Mr. Williams, the physical education teacher, is how basketball players at Northwestern High School refer to Beecher's head basketball coach ...



Detroit's school chess team hits goal for tourney trip  Detroit Free Press

You did it – and so these Detroit high-school kids will go to Atlanta to play chess at a national tournament.



See how $33.4M in Flint water crisis grants, donations have been spent  MLive.com

A breakdown of the both grants from the Ruth Mott Foundation as well as donations to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.



Hundreds celebrate 'legal icon' at Detroit tribute to Judge Damon Keith  Detroit Free Press

Former clerks by the dozens, federal judges, politicians, family, friends and even his barber and a one-time driver celebrated Judge Damon J. Keith's 50 years of ...



With talk of one high school in Flint, a look back at area school buildings  The Flint Journal

Check out these historic photos of Flint high schools, along with some photos of recently built schools in Genesee County.



Magic Johnson will deliver Holiday Hope for Flint families  MLive.com

The local families are being preselected and Johnson will be in attendance to greet them.



Detroit Track Old-Timers hold 25th Annual Awards Dinner  Michronicleonline

As a senior at Wayne State University, I sprinted successfully on the United States. track team that competed in Europe. Also winning races there for America that ...



Pastor from Flint, whose church was at center of water crisis, will speak in Lancaster County  LancasterOnline

The Rev. Faith Green Timmons has addressed congregations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day many times over the years.



Flint Northwestern girls basketball team disbands as future of school athletics in doubt  MLive.com

Flint Northwestern coaches watch a free throw midair in overtime on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Northwestern High School. Flint Northwestern defeated Flint ...



Former Flint school principal named to 'America's Worst Bosses' list  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- A lawsuit settlement involving a former Flint Northwestern High School principal has landed him on a list of "America's Worst Bosses" list for 2013.



Barack Obama in Flint: Transcript of His Water Crisis Speech  TIME

Here is a transcript of Barack Obama's speech in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday about the city's water crisis.



Study: Flint children's blood lead levels hit historic low in 2016  Detroit Free Press

Blood lead levels in Flint's young children hit an all-time low in 2016, according to research published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics, suggesting that efforts ...



West Bloomfield Police Foundation, school district to host women's self defense class after woman's slaying  The Oakland Press

When Marina Pesserl, the mother of murdered West Bloomfield woman Diana Pesserl, learned the West Bloomfield Police Foundation was planning a ...



Flint Northwestern makes finals in "Smash" musical contest  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

In a contest sponsored by a show on NBC, Northwestern High School has the chance to win the funds, teachers, and rights to perform a musical in its Flint ...



Current, former NBA players holding holiday giveaways in Flint  MLive.com

McGee, a 2017 NBA championship as part of the Warriors, has once again teamed up with the Flint Development Center, 4121 Martin Luther King Ave., for his ...



The story of Lou D'Annunzio and how a scout shaped Detroit Tigers' history  The Oakland Press

This is the first in a three-part series on how professional scouting has changed over the years, and how it has stayed the same. Check back tomorrow for part ...



Earvin “Magic” Johnson and The Magic Johnson Foundation host third annual “HOLIDAY HOPE” events in Michigan  Michronicleonline

DETROIT, FLINT & LANSING, NOVEMBER 19th & 20th - The Magic Johnson Foundation returns to Michigan for their “Holiday Hope” events. For the third ...



“Willie Horton Day” To Be Celebrated October 18  CBS Local

Horton, who serves as a Special Assistant to Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, received this honor in 2004 ...



Police sought warrant over Flint City Council candidate's residency  MLive.com

Prosecutors say police have submitted a request seeking a warrant against Flint City Council Sixth Ward Candidate Chia Morgan, seen here on Sept. 7 during a ...



From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems  The Intercept

The private water company Veolia had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh around the time that lead levels rose in their drinking water.



Virginia Tech: Flint water back to ‘normal levels’  The Detroit News

Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards said Friday that, after several rounds of testing, lead levels are back to normal.



Morris Peterson sports bar now open in Flint Township  MLive.com

FLINT TWP, MI - The doors are now open to the public at a new Flint Township sports bar headed up by former Michigan State University star and NBA veteran ...



Report: Former Michigan, NBA star Glen Rice 'nearly broke'  MLive.com

The Flint native reportedly made over $60 million throughout his 15-year career.



Donald Trump the 'public enemy' of man running for Flint mayor  MLive.com

Nine months ago, Anderson Fernanders declared then-President-Elect Donald Trump a public enemy, petitioned for his arrest and sued him for 82 percent of his ...



Olympic games great Jesse Owens once lived in Detroit  Michronicleonline

Lots of people know that Race, a biopic about Berlin Olympic Games hero Jesse Owens, opens on Feb. 19. Lots of people know that Owens was an Ohio State ...



Flint Northwestern star Troy Brown transfers to Carman-Ainsworth  MLive.com

Troy Brown was a three-year starter for football and basketball at Northwestern High School. He is transferring to Flint Carman-Ainsworth. Brittany Greeson ...



Hundreds attend vigil for 21-year-old mother shot and killed in Flint  MLive.com

FLINT, MI -- Shyteanna Thomas paused for a moment and stared as dozens of balloons filled the sky at dusk Sunday night over Max Brandon Park on Flint's ...



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