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theGRIO REPORT - After weathering multiple challenges to his candidacy, including being thrown off the primary ballot on a technicality, former Detroit Medical Center head Mike Duggan won the Detroit mayoral primary on Tuesday in an unprecedented write-in campaign.
theGRIO REPORT - Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Detroit’s federal building on Saturday to demand the Justice Dept. bring federal hate crime charges against George Zimmerman...
theGRIO REPORT - The moment that many in Detroit feared for years came fruition at just after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon...
theGRIO REPORT - Despite the near 90-degree temperatures, many of the protesters wore hoodies in solidarity with Martin as they demanded justice for his death as well as an end to the crippling violence in the city of Detroit...
theGRIO REPORT - In Detroit, there were no incidents of civil unrest, but residents and civil rights leaders reacted with stunned shock and many wondered what they would tell their children...
theGRIO REPORT - It was three years ago that Candise Jackson first noticed her skin changing color. 'My favorite is when people I haven't seen in a while ask ‘What happened...
theGRIO REPORT - The city’s political and religious leaders quickly got out in front of the fear and denounced the bombings and honored those who were injured and lost their lives...
theGRIO REPORT - The state’s emergency financial assistance board unanimously approved Orr an hour later making Detroit the largest city to fall under emergency management...
theGRIO REPORT - The FBI released its yearly report on hate crimes last week and it showed a slight decrease in 2011...
theGRIO REPORT - Just 24 hours after a Michigan state representative’s recall effort of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went into motion, a review began that will likely lead to an emergency financial manager being appointed to the city...
theGRIO REPORT - Detroit mayor Dave Bing, who said last week that his job was the second-hardest in the country behind President Obama, is facing a recall effort led by a state representative...
theGRIO REPORT - For the third time this year, the city of Detroit is staring at potential bankruptcy as legal wrangling over 'control' has caused $10 million in state aid to be withheld from the city...
theGRIO REPORT - Brian Banks, the eight-time convict who won a landslide election for state representative in Michigan’s 1st district on Nov. 6, could be facing more legal troubles despite insisting he has changed his ways...
theGRIO REPORT - Native Americans live in some of the most extreme cases of rural poverty in the world and in recent years have encountered many of the same issues plaguing some of the country’s largest urban centers...
theGRIO REPORT - FBI agents executed a raid on the Detroit Public Library’s main branch shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning...
theGRIO REPORT - On Thursday, a federal appeals court threw out Michigan's controversial voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring...
DETROIT - Among the string of new faces that secured Election Day victories last Tuesday, there was an unexpected victor in a Michigan State House race that has raised more than a few eyebrows...
theGRIO REPORT - Public Act 4, Michigan’s controversial emergency financial manager law, was struck down by voters in a tightly contested vote on Tuesday...
theGRIO REPORT - Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Tyron Smith spends his Sundays helping to protect star quarterback Tony Romo from being harassed and tormented by opposing defenses. On Tuesday, police had to protect him from being harassed...
theGRIO REPORT - A federal jury convicted a former janitor at the University of Michigan of enslaving and abusing four West African boys on Tuesday...