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Laura Jean Tull | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Feb. 15, 1939—Aug. 18, 2019. Laura Jean Tull was born in Detroit, MI, on Feb. 15, 1939, to Annie Laurie (Johnson) Tull and Charles Lawson Tull. Laura grew ...

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 …

Alumni and parents protest changes to Northwestern High School

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

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

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.


Members of the Anti-Bully Crusader Project at Flint Northwestern High School. (Exec. Director Lauren Washington at center.) INTERVIEW WITH LEROY ...

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

The long-vacant Lee Plaza tower on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit is expected to be sold for redevelopment, but there's still a long way to go. The well-known ...

6 candidates for Muskegon's next school superintendent revealed

MUSKEGON, MI – Candidates to be Muskegon Public Schools' new superintendent will be interviewed next week and include the current Whitehall ...

Meet the 3 finalists for Muskegon's superintendent job

MUSKEGON, MI – Three finalists, two from Muskegon County school districts, have been selected to return for interviews for Muskegon's superintendent position ...

Muskegon selects Bay City-area superintendent as next district leader

The board of education voted 5-0 on Monday, July 8, to hire Matthew Cortez as the district's next superintendent.

Incoming Muskegon schools superintendent 'addicted' to West Michigan

Matt Cortez lives in the Bay City area and is from Detroit - now he's coming to the west side.

Education Beat: Flint Schools ending Year One of three-year partnership; two hires debated; middle school locale still uncertain  East Village Magazine

By Harold C. Ford. (Note: The following article is about two recent meetings of the Flint Board of Education on May 8 and May 15. Subsequently, a “Special ...

Judge Damon J. Keith, judicial giant and civil rights icon, dies at 96  Michigan Radio

Judge Damon J. Keith died Sunday at the age of 96. The Detroit native, one of the nation's longest-serving federal judges, was a tireless champion of civil rights ...

Willie Horton and a few attorneys rolled up their sleeves and hit it 'Out of the Park'

DETROIT — They hit a giant home run for Holy Redeemer Grade School. The Holy Redeemer Alumni benefit committee held a recent scholarship event at 'The ...

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

"Our partnership doesn't end here," Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem said. "We want to make sure we're activating these courts and providing opportunities for ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Changes at unique aerospace high school protested by Detroit officials

DETROIT, MI -- Despite their troubles with finances and test scores, Detroit schools do have some things to brag about. The district dedicates entire schools to ...

Donna Mae (Kinzel) Beard | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Donna Mae “Lady Bear” Beard, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 6:35 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Aperion Care in Kokomo. She was born February 4, 1940, ...

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 ...

Detroit Pistons donate sneakers to Flint Northwestern, Southwestern basketball teams

Flint Northwestern, Southwestern teams get free basketball sneakers.

Gym teacher helps Beecher take Flint Northwestern to school

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

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 ...

Former Flint superintendent rated ineffective days before he's ousted

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 ...

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 ...

Originally slated for closure, Southwest Detroit elementary school instead growing

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

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, ...

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.

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

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announces a series of changes in an April 11 speech at Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School.

Atwood Stadium preserves its history, brings back high school sports

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.

Photo Gallery: Top amateur skateboarders take a 'skate tour' of Detroit

Top amateur skateboarders from around the country toured Detroit Friday evening ahead of Saturday's Zumiez's national Best Foot Forward Finals downtown.

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

Osborn High School Principal Calvin Patillo speaks about a Martin Luther Kind Day volunteer project that will transform an outdated home economics classroom ...

Flint Community Schools places top administrators on leave

FLINT (WJRT) (3/13/2018) - The Flint Community Schools Board of Education has placed its three top administrators on leave, as the district accelerates a ...

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 ...

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, ...

After Water Crisis, Flint Students to Be Screened for Disabilities  U.S. News & World Report

Every public school student in Flint, Michigan, will be eligible for disability screening in the wake of the city's water crisis, which beginning in 2014 is believed to ...

Michigan Attorney General Sues Companies Involved in Flint Water Crisis  TIME

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against seven companies involved in the Flint water crisis.

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.

Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees

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

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:

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

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, ...

Read President Obama's Speech in Flint on Water Crisis  TIME

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

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.

Detroit mansion scarred from 1967 riot listed for $269900

'It's not for the faint of heart' despite original interior.

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 ...

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 ...

New School Chief Known to Sink Basket, Golf Balls  School News Network

School: Kelloggsville High School. What and where was your previous job? Principal of Northrop High School in Fort Wayne Community Schools, in Indiana.

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 ...

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.

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

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

Reminder: Vote for the Flint area's all-time greatest basketball player

Eric Woodyard | See the Flint area's all-time greats of high school boys basketball. Here is a photo gallery of some of the Flint area's ...

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

Balaal Hollings, 18, nearly killed in a shooting at a spring break party in Detroit in April 2013, is using his second chance at life to continue his dream of attending ...

EMU Football Adds 26 in 2017 Football Recruiting Class  EMU Eagles

Eastern Michigan University Head Football Coach Chris Creighton officially welcomed 26 student-athletes to the football program Wednesday, Feb.

Inside a Broken Police Department in Flint, Michigan  The New Yorker

Charlie LeDuff on “Flint Town,” a documentary series about the police department in Flint, Michigan, that premières in March, on Netflix.

High School Research Teachers Conference  Science News for Students

On September 27-29, 2019, the Society for Science & the Public (the Society) will welcome 200 science research teachers at all levels of experience to gather in ...

The most famous athlete from each of Michigan's 83 counties

By Scott DeCamp | One of the best aspects of sports is reminiscing about legendary games and all-time athletes. Who doesn't enjoy a ...

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 ...

Photos Of Detroit Michigan, America's Cheapest Zip Code  Business Insider

Google Earth In the 15 cheapest zip codes in the U.S., the median price of homes currently on the market is less than $15,000. And in the cheapest — a block of ...

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

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 ...

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.

Flint Michigan Water Crisis - LaToya Ruby Frazier Goes Inside the Flint Water Crisis

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

Was President Obama good for Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

"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 ...

How government poisoned the people of Flint

By John Counts | Jan. 21, 2016. Flint water has poisoned more than just its children. It's poisoned the citizenry's faith in government, which is supposed to ...

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.

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

Flint is so near and dear to Young's heart because America's most violent city, according to FBI stats, is the birthplace of Kentucky's diaper dandy. He still ...

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 ...

Delrico Loyd resigns from Flint City Council, cites professional, personal pressures  The Flint Journal -

Flint City Councilman Delrico Loyd announced he's resigning from his north side Flint City Council seat, citing increased professional responsibility and tragedy ...

Remembering Every 1st-Round 2016 NFL Draft Pick as a Recruit  Bleacher Report

Dreams became reality Thursday night for 31 athletes selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Just a few years after searching for collegiate scholarship ...

A look back at Donald Trump visit to Flint

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Flint Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, taking in a tour of the Flint water plant and making a short speech at ...

Former Flint Northern QB Arreal 'Nuke' Riggs messes up academically, attempts to turn life around in US Army  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Instead of playing in the football season opener for St. Joseph's College Thursday against Valparaiso, Arreal "Nuke" Riggs was back home in Flint ...

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.

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.

Mining's last stand? A UP way of life is threatened  Bridge Michigan

Michigan's last two producing Upper Peninsula iron ore mines hang by a thread, as slumping ore prices cripple the industry.

News of Record for the Week of 11-25 | KP  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Top Tigers Countdown #18: Willie Horton  Bless You Boys

Willie Horton is a true Tigers legend and the #18 player in our countdown.

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures - Reality Base : Reality Base  Discover Magazine

Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a ...

Casey Kasem, legendary broadcaster, dies at 82

Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82.

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