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theGRIO REPORT - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced today that the city plans to lay off 164 firefighters by the end of July...
theGRIO REPORT - Of the many issues presented by Detroit’s plummeting population is that it has not only altered the cultural makeup of the city and affected the tax base; it has also led to a complete redrawing for electoral maps around the area...
theGRIO REPORT - The city of Detroit will run out of money by June 15 if a lawsuit challenging the validity of the consent agreement the city signed with the state of Michigan in April is not withdrawn...
theGRIO REPORT - In the last 72 hours, Wade Davis has gone from an anonymous former professional football player to the latest face of social change and equality...
theGRIO REPORT - Darius Simmons was described as a fun-loving sixth-grader who loved to crack jokes and play basketball. The 13-year-old’s life come to a shocking end on May 31 outside of his Milwaukee home...
theGRIO REPORT - A Detroit principal reflects on the school she's fighting to turn around, and the city she says is improving, if too slowly...
theGRIO REPORT - The news was met with exasperation, shock, and disbelief last week as Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a plan to eliminate nearly half of the city’s streetlights in an effort to move people to more densely populated areas of the city...
theGRIO REPORT - In the aftermath of the suicide of a 7-year-old Detroit boy last week, police cand family members are seeking answers to how a young child could end his life. The CEO of the charter school that he was attending insists that there were no signs that he was bullied as has been speculated...
theGRIO REPORT - Some members of the faith community met the president's announcement on same-sex marriage with confusion, and even anger...
theGRIO REPORT - A black former classmate of Mitt Romney's at an exclusive private school also attended Harvard Law School with Barack Obama. He reflects on both men, and his high school experience...
theGRIO REPORT - In the six weeks since the shooting, the family of Rekia Boyd has found very few answers and very little in the way of justice...
theGRIO REPORT - Junior Seau's death has been compared to the 2011 suicide of former Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took his own life with a gunshot to his chest...
theGRIO REPORT - Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was suspended by Major League Baseball for seven days without on Monday following his arrested this past Friday outside of a hotel in Midtown Manhattan...
ttheGRIO REPORT - Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested Friday morning outside of a hotel in Midtown Manhattan following an altercation with a group of men. Young is also accused of yelling anti-Semitic slurs at a panhandler...
theGRIO REPORT - The anticipation in the nation's capital has only started to build as the No. 2 pick, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, is expected to bring the Washington Redskins back to prominence...
theGRIO REPORT - This incident is the second issue of racial taunts toward a black player this season...
theGRIO REPORT - Of the 30 MLB teams, 10 of them began the season with no more than one African-American player on the roster...
theGRIO REPORT - A suburban Detroit teacher who was fired on March 28 for helping organize an in-school fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin has received nationwide support in her quest to get her job back...
theGRIO REPORT - A suburban Detroit teacher's eighth grade class wanted to do something to help the family of Trayvon Martin and came up with a creative fundraiser...
theGRIO REPORT - Michigan State Police and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials are trying to determine how an electronic road was changed to display a racist message about Trayvon Martin...