Daily Archive: February 28, 2013

    Detroit’s cash crisis

    According to the Detroit Financial Review Team, Detroit’s financial situation is so grave that there is an expected cumulative deficit in excess of $100 million by June if no financial countermeasures are adopted to stop the depletion of cash.The anticipated unanimous report from the six-member review board created under Public Act 72 of 1990…

    AT&T wraps up 28 Days series with Jeff Johnson

    AT&T wrapped up its 28 Days Black History Month campaign at the Millennium Centre in Southfield last night. It was free and open to the public and featured a live performance from singer/songwriter Elle Varner. The campaign, hosted by comedian, television/radio personality Rickey Smiley, kicked off in Washington D.C and made stops in Raleigh,…

    Is Google+ better for business than Facebook or Twitter?

    In the world of social networks, innovation can quickly change the field of frontrunners — remember LiveJournal? We just saw it again as Google+ overtook Twitter to claim the No. 2 spot behind Facebook. And the new kid is already better than Mark Zuckerberg’s baby for small businesses, professional firms and entrepreneurs, s…

    Emergency manager and the deafening silence of civic leadership

    Detroit is going through a historical shift both in terms of governance and quality of life, regardless of how that movement is viewed by the many different voices within and outside of the city.The Detroit that once was and is glorified by those who saw the city evolve in many phases before and after the 1967 rebellion, is not the Detroit that is…

    Emory Students Rally to Protest President’s Slavery Comment and Campus Culture

    In a “Rally Against Racism” more than 200 Emory University students gathered to pit their voices against a column the school’s President James Wagner wrote that was deemed racist. Wagner’s essay received much backlash when he used the the Three-Fifths Compromise as an example of how people with different opinions can work together toward a common goal. The compromise said that three-fifths of the slave population would count toward representation in Congress, ostensibly labeling Blacks in the South three-fifths of a person.