• 5 Things You Can Do After The Protests

      You’ve hit the streets. You’ve carried picket signs. You’ve joined choruses “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe,” and even “Fight the Power.” You were angered…

    • NAACP Condemns Senseless Killing of NYPD Police Officers

      *BALTIMORE, MD — The NAACP condemns the violent and senseless deaths of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of these officers and also pray for a speedy recovery of the third victim who was shot in Maryland yesterday by the same shooter. In no way does the […]

    • U.N. Kicks Off the Decade for People of African Descent

      During an upcoming, decade-long focus on the global black experience, a group of U.N. experts says it won’t be convenient for leaders to simply offer…

    • 5 Reasons to Be Excited About “Selma”

      Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will finally have a shiny theatrical biopic to call his own come Christmas day with the release of Selma. Written and…

    • The 10 Most Memorable Style Moments of 2014

      2014 was an epic year for fashion and beauty. We approached style in groundbreaking ways, whether we were getting married in pantsuits or making powerful…

    LOCAL NEWS

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    Ficano’s Biggest Problem – Jeff Collins
    Jeffrey Collins has worn many hats in this town. He is a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, an appeals court judge…
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    Snyder Willing to Review Detroit Insurance Rates
    Governor Rick Snyder walked into my office last Friday afternoon to discuss issues he wants to champion in 2015 and to hammer further on road…

    Michigan Chronicle Year In Review

    NATIONAL NEWS

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    5 Things You Can Do After The Protests
    You’ve hit the streets. You’ve carried picket signs. You’ve joined choruses “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe,” and even “Fight the Power.” You were angered…
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    NYPD Officer Suspended After Hitting Kid In Handcuffs [VIDEO]
    An eight-minute-long video was uploaded onto YouTube on Wednesday showing New York City policemen, uniformed and plainclothes, roughing up three African-American minors. Based on that video, Officer John McDevitt has been…

    BUSINESS

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    New Study Reveals the Season’s Least Breakable Tablets
          (StatePoint) Tablets are again one of this year’s hottest gifts as people of all ages and lifestyles use them for just about…
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    Little Caesars Pizza Doubles Down on Detroit
      Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit’s Fox Office Center, Little Caesars is building a new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center,…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
    Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever, as Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) travels the globe, uniting favorite and new…
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    Snoop Dogg And Son Star In New Docu-Series on ESPN
    As hip-hop moves into its fourth decade, the stars of its golden age are now grown with families of their own. Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion,…

    LIFESTYLE

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    GET THE LOOK: Rita Ora Stuns In Python & Leather For The Holidays
    We all know pajamas are the best option for Christmas morning, but what does a girl wear when she’s ready to hit the town on…
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    FAB OR FUG: Find Out Which Celebs Made Our Best & Worst Dressed List Of 2014 [VIDEO]
    We’ve been stalking celebrity style all year long reporting on the fab (like that glorious all white wedding Solange graced the Internet with) and the fug (basically…

    SPORTS

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    Snoop Dogg And Son Star In New Docu-Series on ESPN
    As hip-hop moves into its fourth decade, the stars of its golden age are now grown with families of their own. Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion,…
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    Rajon Rondo Is Now A Dallas Maverick
    Photo Cred   The Boston Celtics have agreed in principle to trade Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jae…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Second Ebenezer Church Presents Hope in the City
    Hope in the City, launched in November, is making a major impact on the people of Detroit. On Saturday, Nov. 22, more than 2,200 families…
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    Bishop Edgar L. Vann presents: ‘Hope in the City, LIVE’
    The Message and  Meaning of Christmas Comes Alive In the true meaning of Christmas, all are welcome to Second Ebenezer Church this Sunday, Dec. 21…

    BLOG TALK

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    Through The Media Lens: Covering Race and Police Brutality
    The second half of 2014 has been marked by the shooting deaths of four African-American males by local law enforcement — Michael Brown in Ferguson,…
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    Keep on marching
    The protests began in Ferguson, exploding after the prosecutor announced that the policeman who killed Michael Brown would not be brought to trial.  They spread…
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    Bill Bonds: Remembering a Detroit Legend
    Everyone has a Bill Bonds story. If you knew him well, were only in a room with him once or just watched him on TV,…

    ACHIEVE

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    Revised Deficit Elimination Plan Reflects Continued Enrollment Progress
    Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday submitted its revised Deficit Elimination Plan (DEP) to the Michigan Department of Education, reflecting both continued enrollment progress and, importantly,…
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    DPS School of The Week: Neinas Elementary School
    Each day, the educators and partners at Neinas Elementary School build upon the school’s foun-dation of nearly a century of service. They work to meet…
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    Keeping Kids’ Minds Fresh During Winter Break
    While student excitement builds toward winter break, Detroit Enterprise Academy’s principal is reminding parents about the importance of keeping children engaged in learning even during…

    LIVING WELL

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    Thanking the Giver
    We have been so blessed at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries just as, I’m sure, other charitable groups are blessed.  We ourselves have thousands of active…
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    AARP Michigan Looks to Build on 2014 Successes
    (pictured: Thomas Kimble) As the holidays draw near, it’s a good time to reflect on what AARP Michigan accomplished in 2014 and what lies ahead for…
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    Holiday Fat Loss Hack
    It’s holiday weight gain season, a time when nearly everyone packs on a few pounds. Rather than joining the masses and loosening your belt another…

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