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The blackest city in the US is facing an environmental justice nightmare | The Guardian

Detroit’s most vulnerable residents face inequalities like toxic air, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs. Now they’re fighting back. Growing up in southwest Detroit, Vince Martin thought it was normal for the sky to be orange. When he was three years old, his family moved from Cuba to one of the black areas of town. At the time, discriminatory housing practices segregated the city. His Afro-Cuban family settled in the 48217 district, now Michigan’s most polluted zip code, where 71% of the population is black and air pollution makes the sky look like it’s on fire. Specifically, the Martins moved to […]

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Program to help Detroit drivers eliminate responsibility fees, get licenses back months ahead of schedule | Crain’s Detroit Business Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday that the 76,000 Detroiters who owe an average of $1,600 in fees can get their licenses back months ahead of schedule by taking 10 hours of job-readiness training through Duggan's Detroit at Work program

Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday that the 76,000 Detroiters who owe an average of $1,600 in fees can get their licenses back months ahead of schedule by taking 10 hours of job-readiness training through Duggan’s Detroit at Work program

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Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator | The New York Times The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses that would be vacant otherwise.

The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses that would be vacant otherwise.

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Detroit redefined: City hires America’s first official ‘chief storyteller’ | The Guardian Irritated by the relentless focus on ruin porn, or pre-emptive stories about the city’s tech resurgence, Aaron Foley will attempt to offer a more nuanced portrait

Irritated by the relentless focus on ruin porn, or pre-emptive stories about the city’s tech resurgence, Aaron Foley will attempt to offer a more nuanced portrait.

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