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Leslie "Les" Jan Carson | Obituaries  Standard-Examiner

April 4, 1947 ~ February 24, 2019. Leslie Jan Carson passed away on February 24, 2019, in Ogden, UT at the age of 71. He was born on April 4, 1947, to John ...



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 …



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.



Lee Plaza could finally be redeveloped  Curbed Detroit

The city is working on selling the long-vacant site to the Roxbury Group and Ethos Development. The building would be redeveloped into 180 residential units.



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 ...



Flint school board approves plan to begin Northwestern High School closure  nbc25news.com

FLINT, Mich. - The Flint Community School Board has voted to begin the process of closing Flint Northwestern High School at the end of this school year.



Detroit to sell Lee Plaza for 180-unit redevelopment  Crain's Detroit Business

Long-vacant tower on West Grand Boulevard expected to be sold for $350,000; Developers plan about half affordable units; It's the "start of a long process" for a ...



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 ...



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 ...



Former UAW-Ford VP Jimmy Settles to be new Detroit neighborhoods chief  Crain's Detroit Business

Jimmy Settles, the recently retired United Auto Workers-Ford vice president, will be Detroit's new group executive of neighborhoods. Charlie Beckham, 71 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Henry Carr, Olympic great, passes  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 ...



Closures and Charters Hailed as Future for Detroit Schools  Labor Notes

Before Detroiters voted last fall on a half-billion-dollar bond to renovate and build new schools, the state-appointed schools manager launched a campaign to ...



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 ...



Vacant Lee Plaza, Woodland Apartments targeted for redevelopment  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 ...



Is your school among the worst-performing in Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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."



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Detroit Public Schools emergency manager says four school closings will be district's last, announces pre-K, art and music expansions  MLive.com

There are about 28000 unfilled seats in Detroit Public Schools classrooms and Emergency Manager Roy Roberts on Thursday announced a series of moves to ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Detroit schools offer slew of MLK Day volunteer opportunities, launch alumni outreach  MLive.com

DETROIT, MI – Looking for a place to put in some work and give back on Martin Luther King Day? Volunteers can get their hands dirty at 24 different Detroit ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Linden High School will be making the jump to Class A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball for the 2012-2013 school year, ...



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 ...



EMU Football Adds 26 in 2017 Football Recruiting Class  EMU Eagles

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University Head Football Coach Chris Creighton officially welcomed 26 student-athletes to the football ...



Flint schools chief Bilal Tawwab facing challenging course  East Village Magazine

by Harold C. Ford. The year 2020 is the target date for a new, consolidated Flint high school at the site of the now-abandoned Flint Central High School campus, ...



5 Things You Won't Believe About The Flint, Michigan Water Issue  Oxygen

When brown, smelly water spewed from taps in Flint, Michigan after the city's water sourcing switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, residents were ...



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 ...



Atwood Stadium preserves its history, brings back high school sports  MLive.com

Come this fall, high school sports will come back to historic Atwood Stadium thanks to more than $2 million raised for renovations and new turf.



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.



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 ...



Flint man's path from prisoner to mentor inspires new documentary, comic book  Michigan Radio

From a youthful act that landed him in prison, to becoming a man whose life work is mentoring youth in Flint, Hubert Roberts offers a powerful lesson in.



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, ...



Flint's latest homicide victim, Jody Allen, was decorated Flint Northwestern point guard in mid-1990s  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Sunday's homicide victim was a special mention all-state and two-time all-conference point guard at Flint Northwestern High School in the mid-1990s, according ...



Obama drinks Flint water as he urges children to be tested for lead  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Visiting a Michigan city where thousands of children were poisoned by lead in their drinking water, President Obama blamed the crisis in Flint ...



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 ...



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

DETROIT – For the 12th consecutive year, the state of Michigan will recognize one man's ability to overcome obstacles and achieve a lifetime of success when ...



Putting a college advisor in every Michigan high school  Bridge Michigan

Getting low-income students to think about two- and four-year colleges is the goal of a program that can lift young people from poverty and boost the state's ...



School fight prompts Flint police intervention with shocking Facebook photos  MLive.com

Police called a meeting with parents of alleged members of "The Squad," after a large fight broke out at Northwestern High School earlier this month.



Was President Obama good for Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

President credited with helping the auto industry and expanding access to health insurance.



Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths  AOL

A judge ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area.



Andre Rison plans to turn himself in on federal arrest warrant, report claims  MLive.com

Former NFL Pro Bowler Andre Rison plans to turn himself into authorities on a federal arrest warrant issued earlier this week, according to a report by the Detroit ...



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 ...



Claressa Shields cheered on in the Olympics by Flint Northwestern classmates who know her as 'down to earth'  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Win, lose or draw today, Claressa Shields' life will be changed forever.



Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly recalled as loving friend  The Detroit News

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly was remembered at an old-fashioned, high-spirited homegoing Tuesday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church as someone whose ...



State Superintendent: Two-thirds of Michigan's 98 lowest-achieving schools are in Metro Detroit  MLive.com

The State of Michigan today released a list of 98 Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools, and 65 of those schools are in Metro Detroit school districts.



Jody Allen's death shocks community; he's regarded as one of Flint's all-time greats in high school basketball  MLive.com

View full sizeDan Lippitt Flint Northwestern guard Jody Allen (13) glides through four Flint Central defenders to score in the second half of a high school ...



Brazeal Dennard Chorale to perform at Marygrove College  Michronicleonline

The award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, now under the artistic direction of Alice McAllister Tillman, will present its 44th annual Holiday Concert on Sunday ...



Men charged tied to death of West Bloomfield mother arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court  The Oakland Press

Two men charged tied to the killing of a West Bloomfield mother who was found dead in the trunk of her burned out car on Wednesday were arraigned in ...



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

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



Flint Michigan Water Crisis - LaToya Ruby Frazier Goes Inside the Flint Water Crisis  ELLE.com

MacArthur Genius Grant recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis through the eyes of three generations of Flint women.



EnspiRED runway show adds a new dimension to diversity  The Michigan Daily

This past Saturday night, student organization EnspiRED presented their annual runway show in the main lobby at the Alfred A. Taubman Biomedical Research ...



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

Located in the outdoor village at Genesee Valley Center, Mo Pete's Sports Retreat had its grand opening Tuesday, Jan. 23 after putting out a call last month for ...



'Since I've been shot, this is the first time I've truly been happy,' teen turns to Jackson College to reach dreams  MLive.com

JACKSON, MI – He's a big kid with a robust personality and the kind of hope that not even a bullet could shatter. Even though one tried. Nearly a year after being ...



Michigan school safety flaws: MLive investigation finds corners cut and laws made to be broken  The Saginaw News

Emergency drills in some schools are not done, or done too late in the year to be of use, records show.



Dems say they will hold Trump to promises on Flint water crisis, infrastructure  MLive.com

FLINT, MI - State and federal leaders say they will hold President-elect Donald Trump to promises he made to help fix the nation's infrastructure, including Flint's ...



Andre Rison pursues coaching, but honored by Flint hall of fame for legendary football career  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

"I did it for everybody else. I played the game for everybody else," Rison explained. "The gratification that I got out of playing was just being able to compete on ...



Kentucky freshman James Young embraces Flint ties on road to national championship  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

James Young Kentucky.JPG. James Young is a freshman basketball star at the University of Kentucky. Young grew up in Metro Detroit but was born in Flint, Mich ...



175-mile Uber ride helps teen fulfill college dream  Detroit Free Press

DelShawn Fowler is an 18-year-old Detroiter who wants to travel the world and help people.



Basketball star Linnell Jones-McKenney prepares to launch a motivational speaking tour in Flint  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

She will take part in a motivational speaking tour to all of the schools in the Flint area in an attempt to re-energize the youth.



In Flint, Obama listens to Church of Christ minister's concerns  Christian Chronicle

A Church of Christ minister whose Flint, Mich., congregation has been active in helping victims of the city's lead-contaminated water crisis met Wednesday with ...



Coach Raymond Jones was in a league of his own with Flint's top athletes  MLive.com

On Saturday, Oct. 31, Jones died at Flint's Heritage Manor Healthcare Center from numerous health issues, which included congestive heart disease and ...



The complete guide for Genesee County prom photos 2015  MLive.com

Prom season is underway, and The Flint Journal has you covered for photos from proms all over Genesee County.



Juan Dixon forges relationship with the father he didn't know existed  Baltimore Sun

Dixon learned in late August that his biological father is Bruce Flanigan, a 60-year-old retired Baltimore County correction officer whom his mother never told him ...



Seidel: Michigan's Olympians from all corners of state  Detroit Free Press

The state's contingent is more than 40 strong – and their stories are rich and compelling.



Already Marginalized, Flint's LGBT Community Has Been Devastated By The City's Water Crisis  NewNowNext

Wellness AIDS Services is providing safe drinking water to queer people who have nowhere else to go.



President Obama Visits Flint Michigan and Drinks the Water  Black Voice News

On May 4, President Barack Obama spent the whole day in Flint, Michigan. He also drank a glass of filtered water.



Memorial Day celebrations scheduled throughout Genesee County  The Flint Journal

VFW halls and local governments across the county have organized parades and events to celebrate Memorial Day and honor veterans Saturday through ...



Fireworks, carnival, returning to downtown Flint for Fourth of July weekend  MLive.com

The Fourth of July will bring fireworks and a carnival to downtown Flint and the surrounding area this year.



Former NBA player Trent Tucker credits Flint for helping develop his current philanthropic efforts  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

In a recent interview with Yahoo! Tucker spoke highly of Flint to reporter Jeffrey Eisenband in a story about his work with kids.



CrazySexyCool: Final trailer for TLC's bio-pic gives quick glimpse at Andre Rison fire  Mlive- flint

Expect to see some of the story of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes' involvement in burning down the house of then-boyfriend and Flint native Andre Rison in the ...



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