Vacant school building in Detroit set for demolition

Andres Gutierrez/CBS Detroit (CBS DETROIT) A vacant school building in Southwest Detroit that’s become quite the eyesore after two fires and vandalism is coming down. The shell and charred remains of Frank Beard Elementary are, to this neighborhood, sad reminders of what was once a bustling center of learning. Neighbors say it didn’t take long … Read more

Wayne State University board member calls on companies to stop donating to lawmakers who undermine democracy | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge JKing Moses Defend Black Voters advocates call on Wayne State University Board of Governor to demand companies stop donating to lawmakers who are undermining democracy. Bryan Barnhill II, a member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, is calling on his colleagues to demand that companies with contracts with the school … Read more

Michigan board approves $400 million to advance EV batteries

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan economic development board approved more than $400 million in state incentives Wednesday for two battery facilities estimated to cost $4 billion and bring 4,500 jobs to the state. Pending approval by state lawmakers, the incentive packages would draw from a fund created less than a year ago to help … Read more

Detroit’s first themed Nike Air Jordan release solidifies its place in sneaker culture | Arts Stories & Interviews | Detroit

click to enlarge Kahn Santori Davison Roland Coit and his staff at sneaker boutique Two 18 were tapped to release a special Detroit edition of the Nike Air Jordan 2. It’s 7 p.m. and Roland Coit and his staff at Two 18 are shutting the store down for the night. The cash drawer is being … Read more

Here’s why Southwest Detroit’s long-standing Pupuseria cranks through 100 lbs. of tortillas a day | Restaurant reviews | Detroit

When I lived in Guatemala in the last century, the song you’d hear constantly on the radio was “A mi me gustan las pupusas” (“Me, I like pupusas”). The tune has stayed with me ever since, and you can catch a manic version by Espiritu Libre on YouTube, complete with some Motown-ish dance moves. “Are … Read more

Detroit police officers fire 38 shots at mentally-ill man

Detroit Police Department (CBS DETROIT/AP) –The Detroit Police Department released footage Tuesday from body-worn cameras of a shooting where five officers fired 38 shots in three seconds, killing a mentally-ill man. Early Sunday morning Detroit Police encountered Porter Burks, 20, near Snowden and Lyndon streets after his family called 911 worried about his mental condition. … Read more

What the heck is Yooperlite? You can find out at the Greater Detroit Gem & Mineral Show Things to Do | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo “Fluorescent sodalite-bearing syenite” is a mouthful, but these glowing rocks from the UP are also known as Yooperlite. The 77th Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show is this weekend, and one of the rocks taking the spotlight is called Yooperlite. You’re probably asking what the heck is Yooperlite, and … Read more

GM adds ex-Lyft and Tesla executive Jon McNeill as board member

A General Motors sign is seen during an event on January 25, 2022 in Lansing, Michigan. – General Motors will create 4,000 new jobs and retain 1,000, and significantly increase battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images DETROIT – General Motors on Tuesday said it is adding Jon … Read more

Detroit’s Pink Panties Pizza delivers weed-infused pies that will knock you on your ass | Canna-Business | Detroit

click to enlarge Randiah Camille Green Detroit’s Pink Panties Pizza seems shady, but it’s actually legit. When I first heard about Pink Panties Pizza, a Detroit-based THC-infused pizza delivery service, I thought it was fake. But it is, indeed, very real. A delivery driver handed me a box with “warning, this pizza got weed in … Read more

New restaurant Symposia opens in Detroit’s Greektown | Food News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Symposia is located in Greektown’s Atheneum Suite Hotel and Conference Center. A new fine-dining restaurant called Symposia is opening in Greektown’s Atheneum Suite Hotel and Conference Center. The Mediterranean-inspired spot is owned and operated by the Papas family, the people also behind Greektown’s Pegasus Taverna, A Bar, Mosaic, and Santorini … Read more