Category: Community

VIDEO: Trump shirt-wearing WSU student suspended after pulling knife on campus

Wayne State University officials say a student was suspended after brandishing a knife and making threatening comments about immigrants on Tuesday. According to a witness, the student approached a table where members of the activist group BAMN were passing out flyers about immigrant rights. A video provided to Metro Times shows the man open his jacket to show off a “Trump 2020” shirt and pull out a switchblade. He then says, “I think we should deport or kill all illegals that don’t belong in our country.” Things escalated from there. One student yelled back, “So you’re a Nazi? Get the fuck out of...

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BREAKING: Art Van Elslander, the founder of Michigan-based Art Van Furniture, has passed away at the age of 87.

Metro Detroit furniture retail giant Art Van Elslander has passed away, company officials said Monday. He was 87. Van Elslander died Sunday night after losing his year-long battle with cancer, according to Diane Charles, a company spokeswoman. Van Elslander opened his first store in 1959 on Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile in what’s now Eastpointe. In 1973, Art Van Furniture moved its headquarters from 12 Mile and Van Dyke Road to its current location on 14 Mile in Warren. The company operates 181 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Last week, the retail chain expanded into St....

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Snyder state update left out 75% drop in reading proficiency in Flint

Three Januarys ago, Gov. Rick Snyder described a River of Opportunity all Michiganders could enter as long as the state improved third-grade reading proficiency. “One of the important metrics in someone’s life on the River of Opportunity is the ability to be proficient-reading by third grade,” he said in January 2015. “How have we done? We were at 63% in 2010, and we are at 70% today. … But 70% doesn’t cut it.” Read...

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Megan Brown just became editor of the Michigan Law Review, the first African-American editor in the publication’s 115-year history.

Megan Brown claimed both Atlanta and Detroit as places she grew up. “When I’m in Michigan, I say I’m from Atlanta; when I’m in Atlanta, I say I’m from Michigan,’’ said Brown. “I don’t think I’m a full Michigander and I don’t think I’m a full Georgian.” But now she’s a full-time editor. Brown, 25, was named editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan Law Review, which is run by students. By all accounts, she is the first African American to run the prestigious review. Continue this story HERE!...

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